Immigrant Assistance Organizations

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Iowa
9051 Swanson Blvd
Clive, IA 50325
515.288.9025
http://www.bbbs.org/site/c.9iILI3NGKhK6F/b.5962335/k.4DD4/Start_Something_for_a_child_today.htm
Offer mentoring programs for youth between 6 to 18 years old.

Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa
Administrative Office
1031 Office Park Rd, Suite 1
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Other locations available
515.262.5695
515.262.0904
http://www.bgcci.org/default.aspx
Offer programs in education and career development, character and leadership development, health and life skills, the arts, and sports, fitness and recreation for youth between 5 to 18 years old.

Broadlawns Medical Center
1801 Hickman Rd
Des Moines, IA 50314
515.282.2200
http://www.broadlawns.org/
An acute care, community hospital, supported by several specialty clinics, providing general medical, surgical, mental health and primary health care services.

City of Des Moines Housing Services
Housing Services Office
Park Fair Mall
100 E Euclid Avenue
Park Fair Mall- Suite 101
Des Moines, IA 50313
515.323.8950
http://www.dmgov.org/Departments/HousingServices/Pages/default.aspx
Provides quality affordable housing opportunities within Des Moines and Polk County.

Cottage Grove Presbyterian Church
1050- 24th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311
Phone: 515.279.8877
https://www.facebook.com/Cottage-Grove-Ave-Presbyterian-Church-680996631924814/
Offer Sunday services in Mabaan and Arabic languages.

CROSS Ministries
1050- 24th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311
515.279.9998
http://www.crossministriesdm.org/index.html
The ministry supports the emergency survival needs of low-income people throughout Polk County, with financial assistance, food, school supplies and other basics for people in need.

DART (Des Moines Area Transit Authority)
620 Cherry Street
Des Moines, IA 50309-4530
Customer Service line: 515.283.8100
General Office phone: 515.283.8135
http://www.ridedart.com/
Public transit agency providing transportation services to 19 cities in and around Polk County, including Ankeny, Altoona, Alleman, Bondurant, Carlisle, Clive, Des Moines, Elkhart, Granger, Grimes, Johnston, Mitchellville, Pleasant Hill, Polk City, Runnells, Sheldahl, Urbandale, Winsor Heights, and West Des Moines.

Des Moines Community Action Association (Community Services)
Administrative Office
100 E Euclid Avenue, Suite 101
Des Moines, IA 50313
515.283.4180
http://iowacommunityaction.org/
Provides low-income families with crisis assistance and facilitates basic needs programs and services for personal and economic independence.

Des Moines Health Center
1111 Ninth Street, Suite 190
Des Moines, IA 50314
515.244.9136
http://dsmhealth.org/
Private, not-for-profit community health center providing both medical and dental care to families in Polk County.

Des Moines Public Schools
901 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
515.242.7911
http://www.dmschools.org/
Provides education services and programs to more than 60 elementary, middle and high schools, along with several special schools serving Des Moines Public School district.

Drake Univeristy Head Start
3206 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
515.271.1854
http://www.drakeheadstart.org/
Provide Head Start early child development programs for children from birth to age five. Programs range of individualized services in areas of education, medical, dental, and mental health, nutrition and social service to children and families. Program is available to children with disabilities.

EMBARC (Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy & Resource Center)
P.O. Box 41277
Des Moines, Iowa 50311
515.650.3339
http://www.embarciowa.org/
Offers youth tutoring sessions, Adult ESL classes, empowerment and advocacy initiatives, and provides connections to community resources for linguistic or cultural integration. Resources include Health Guide and Legal Guide in English, Lao, Vietnamese, Burmese, Karen, Khmer, and Hmong translations.

Department of Human Services
Administrative Office
River Place
2309 Euclid Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310
515.725.2600
http://dhs.iowa.gov/
Services offered: Child, Family and Adult Services, Economic Assistance, Health Coverage, Mental Health Treatment, and Long-Term Care Coverage and Treatment.

Immigrant Assistance Organizations

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Iowa
9051 Swanson Blvd
Clive, IA 50325
515.288.9025
http://www.bbbs.org/site/c.9iILI3NGKhK6F/b.5962335/k.4DD4/Start_Something_for_a_child_today.htm
Offer mentoring programs for youth between 6 to 18 years old.

Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa
Administrative Office
1031 Office Park Rd, Suite 1
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Other locations available
515.262.5695
515.262.0904
http://www.bgcci.org/default.aspx
Offer programs in education and career development, character and leadership development, health and life skills, the arts, and sports, fitness and recreation for youth between 5 to 18 years old.

Broadlawns Medical Center
1801 Hickman Rd
Des Moines, IA 50314
515.282.2200
http://www.broadlawns.org/
An acute care, community hospital, supported by several specialty clinics, providing general medical, surgical, mental health and primary health care services.

City of Des Moines Housing Services
Housing Services Office
Park Fair Mall
100 E Euclid Avenue
Park Fair Mall- Suite 101
Des Moines, IA 50313
515.323.8950
http://www.dmgov.org/Departments/HousingServices/Pages/default.aspx
Provides quality affordable housing opportunities within Des Moines and Polk County.

Cottage Grove Presbyterian Church
1050- 24th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311
Phone: 515.279.8877
https://www.facebook.com/Cottage-Grove-Ave-Presbyterian-Church-680996631924814/
Offer Sunday services in Mabaan and Arabic languages.

CROSS Ministries
1050- 24th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311
515.279.9998
http://www.crossministriesdm.org/index.html
The ministry supports the emergency survival needs of low-income people throughout Polk County, with financial assistance, food, school supplies and other basics for people in need.

DART (Des Moines Area Transit Authority)
620 Cherry Street
Des Moines, IA 50309-4530
Customer Service line: 515.283.8100
General Office phone: 515.283.8135
http://www.ridedart.com/
Public transit agency providing transportation services to 19 cities in and around Polk County, including Ankeny, Altoona, Alleman, Bondurant, Carlisle, Clive, Des Moines, Elkhart, Granger, Grimes, Johnston, Mitchellville, Pleasant Hill, Polk City, Runnells, Sheldahl, Urbandale, Winsor Heights, and West Des Moines.

Des Moines Community Action Association (Community Services)
Administrative Office
100 E Euclid Avenue, Suite 101
Des Moines, IA 50313
515.283.4180
http://iowacommunityaction.org/
Provides low-income families with crisis assistance and facilitates basic needs programs and services for personal and economic independence.

Des Moines Health Center
1111 Ninth Street, Suite 190
Des Moines, IA 50314
515.244.9136
http://dsmhealth.org/
Private, not-for-profit community health center providing both medical and dental care to families in Polk County.

Des Moines Public Schools
901 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
515.242.7911
http://www.dmschools.org/
Provides education services and programs to more than 60 elementary, middle and high schools, along with several special schools serving Des Moines Public School district.

Drake Univeristy Head Start
3206 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
515.271.1854
http://www.drakeheadstart.org/
Provide Head Start early child development programs for children from birth to age five. Programs range of individualized services in areas of education, medical, dental, and mental health, nutrition and social service to children and families. Program is available to children with disabilities.

EMBARC (Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy & Resource Center)
P.O. Box 41277
Des Moines, Iowa 50311
515.650.3339
http://www.embarciowa.org/
Offers youth tutoring sessions, Adult ESL classes, empowerment and advocacy initiatives, and provides connections to community resources for linguistic or cultural integration. Resources include Health Guide and Legal Guide in English, Lao, Vietnamese, Burmese, Karen, Khmer, and Hmong translations.

Department of Human Services
Administrative Office
River Place
2309 Euclid Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310
515.725.2600
http://dhs.iowa.gov/
Services offered: Child, Family and Adult Services, Economic Assistance, Health Coverage, Mental Health Treatment, and Long-Term Care Coverage and Treatment.