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Every Family Deserves a Home!

Hawthorn Hill’s mission is to establish and operate housing programs for homeless families with children that help them obtain permanent housing and to provide services to help families achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Hawthorn Hill, Keeping Families Together

Shawn, Shannon and Leland (9 years old) entered New Directions Shelter on October 22, 2019, just 28 days after moving to Des Moines. Prior to moving to Des Moines, the family had not had safe, stable housing for over 10 years.  Read Shawn's story.

Every Family Deserves a Home!

Hawthorn Hill’s mission is to establish and operate housing programs for homeless families with children that help them obtain permanent housing and to provide services to help families achieve economic self-sufficiency.

What our families say

“I feel I accomplish some of my goals every single day. One of my goals for the future is to be responsible and secure enough to have my own home by the time I have to leave here. I’ve been saving money and learning something new each and every day.” —The Home Connection family

With your help, we can offer more case management and assistance to homeless families in need. Get Involved Now

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New Directions Shelter

New Directions Shelter
The New Directions Shelter provides shelter and services for approximately 105 to 130 homeless families with children every year.

Home Connection Family

The Home Connection
Families enter this supportive housing program homeless, but leave with the necessary education and job skills to be financially independent.

Art for shelter 2020 2

art and more for shelterArt & More for Shelter

Join us April 9th for Hawthorn Hill’s annual fundraiser benefiting New Directions Shelter and The Home Connection Programs.

A Strengthened Partnership

The Management Services Organization (MSO) binding Hawthorn Hill and Bidwell Riverside Center into a mutually beneficial long-term partnership is now in place.  View Details