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CROSS Ministries is a non profit homelessness prevention agency with the Presbytery of Des Moines. Since our creation in the mid 1970s, we have grown exponentially to offer services to thousands of community members each year. We provide direct emergency financial assistance toward housing and utility bills, food, and personal hygiene products to low and no income households.

If you or someone you know needs help in the following areas, come visit us:

Emergency Assistance
  • Rent, deposit, or mortgage
  • Electric/gas, water
  • Personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies, laundry vouchers, bus tokens
  • Food assistance
  • School supplies (ONLY during our annual Back-to-School giveaway event)

*Applicants must provide identification for each person in the household
**Assistance is not guaranteed, but will be determined on an individual basis
***CROSS Ministries serves all people equally regardless of age, race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation

Visit us:
CROSS Ministries
Presbytery of Des Moines
3226 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311

(Located inside the
IMPACT building.)

Contact us:
(515) 279-9998 FInancial Assistance
(515) 279-8877 CROSS Office

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