We had a special birthday last week at New Directions Shelter! One of our guests turned 10 years old and a local mom’s group that sponsors all children’s birthdays here dropped off some gifts and a cake. Thank you so much to Karen and her daughter for making the birthday boy’s day so special! ... See MoreSee Less
We want to give a shout out to Courageous Fire LLC for visiting us last Thursday at our staff meeting! Courageous Fire provides training for community organizations, churches, medical clinics, government programs, courts, and public health programs working to improve their culturally relevant, properly informed response to Black survivors of Intimate Partner Violence across Iowa. We also want to give a huge thank you to our pizza party sponsor and volunteers, Brittany, along with her friends and family. They provided pizzas, drinks, ice cream sundaes, and outdoor games. Thank you all! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to the Des Moines Art Center for spending time with us at New Directions Shelter for the summer session! The kids had fun drawing with markers and pastels, painting, modeling clay, and creating 3D art. ... See MoreSee Less
New Directions Shelter is currently accepting applications for PRN Shelter Assistant. This position has a flexible part-time schedule and starting pay is $15.30/hour. If you or someone you know is interested in this position, please click the link below for additional information and the online application.
We added a new house to our board last Wednesday! A family of four moved out into their new home. When asked what was most helpful for their family, they said the assistance with finding financial support resources and our staff giving a helping hand. ... See MoreSee Less
We want to give a huge thank you today to First Interstate Bank for their generous donation as part of their Believe in Local initiative! Through this donation, we can continue our mission of supporting those experiencing housing insecurity in our community. #believeinlocal... See MoreSee Less
New Directions Shelter has been running low on personal hygiene and cleaning products. If you are able to donate, you can drop items off any day at the shelter: 3001 Grand Ave, Des Moines or order items off our Amazon Shopping List: www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3QV95I7Z6T43Y... See MoreSee Less