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
Hawthorn Hill on Facebook
Hawthorn Hill is an emergency family shelter and affordable housing provider in Des Moines, IA, dedi
New Directions Shelter
The New Directions Shelter provides shelter and services for approximately 105 to 130 homeless families with children every year.
The Home Connection
Families enter this supportive housing program homeless, but leave with the necessary education and job skills to be financially independent.
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