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"The mission of the West Des Moines Human Services Department is to provide opportunities for individuals to improve and enhance their quality of life and sense of community through the programs and services available."  

     West Des Moines Human Services has been assisting low-income, elderly, and disabled residents since 1979. We currently provide assistance to more than 1,600 households in West Des Moines and surrounding western suburbs. We offer emergency assistance for rent and utilities, transportation, handyman services, youth recreational assistance, clothing and food assistance in addition to many other programs for those struggling with poverty. Our staff strives to create an environment where those seeking our help experience compassion, acceptance and commitment.

West Des Moines Human Services

139 6th Street

West Des Moines, IA  50265
Ph: 515-222-3660
Fax: 515-222-3669


Business Hours:
Monday through Friday:   8 am – 4 pm
Evening Hours (Food Pantry & Clothing Closet only):
2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month:   4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Program Outreach Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:   8 am - 3 pm
Wednesday:   8 am - Noon
(appointments available)





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