The Home Connection program has been providing supportive housing for Iowa homeless families with children since 1986. The Home Connection’s goal is to move families with children from homelessness to permanent housing with an emphasis on financial independence.

The Home Connection pioneered supportive housing in the Des Moines area. It is the only housing program with 22 single family homes, 3 duplexes, and a 3-plex located in various neighborhoods in Des Moines that serves homeless families with children.

The goal is to provide as much normalcy as possible for the families we serve. Families stay in The Home Connection program for approximately two to four years.

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

2019 OUTCOMES

The Home Connection provides supportive housing in Iowa for homeless families with children with an emphasis on helping the families attain financial independence through employment and education.

Our case management staff works with families to identify the causes of their homelessness and develop a plan, with goals, to remedy causes and attain financial independence within approximately two to four years.

The Home Connection is the only program with single family homes and duplexes located in Des Moines neighborhoods for homeless families with children. We own 31 housing units that allow us to serve 40+ families each year.

In order to be eligible for this program, at least one adult must be working or actively looking for employment. Parents must also be involved in their children’s education and development, and volunteer in the community.

Home Connections Outcome Pie Chart - 2019

Home Connections Outcomes Bar Chart

Outcomes Home Connection Race Pie Chart

Ethnicity 12% Hispanic

2019 OUTCOMES

 Families that completed the program:

Average Monthly Household Income Before the Program $1,325.00
Average Monthly Household Income After the Program $1.885.00
Home Connection family on their own porch
Families enter this supportive housing program homeless, but leave with the necessary education and job skills to be financially independent.

The Home Connection program has been providing supportive housing for Iowa homeless families with children since 1986. The Home Connection’s goal is to move families with children from homelessness to permanent housing with an emphasis on financial independence.

The Home Connection pioneered supportive housing in the Des Moines area. It is the only housing program with 23 single family homes and 3 duplexes located in various neighborhoods in Des Moines that serves homeless families with children.

The goal is to provide as much normalcy as possible for the families we serve. Families stay in The Home Connection program for approximately two to four years.

2019 OUTCOMES

The Home Connection provides supportive housing in Iowa for homeless families with children with an emphasis on helping the families attain financial independence through employment and education.

Our case management staff works with families to identify the causes of their homelessness and develop a plan, with goals, to remedy causes and attain financial independence within approximately two to four years.

The Home Connection is the only program with single family homes and duplexes located in Des Moines neighborhoods for homeless families with children. We own 31 housing units that allow us to serve 40+ families each year.

In order to be eligible for this program, at least one adult must be working or actively looking for employment. Parents must also be involved in their children’s education and development, and volunteer in the community.

2019 OUTCOMES

 Families that completed the program:

Average Monthly Household Income Before the Program $1,325.00
Average Monthly Household Income After the Program $1,885.00

Outcomes Home Connection Race Pie Chart

Ethnicity 12% Hispanic

Home Connections Outcome Pie Chart - 2019

Home Connections Outcomes Bar Chart