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We are Family Promise.

Transforming the lives of homeless families.

Because every child deserves a home.

  • Families served - 2016


  • Children served - 2016


  • Volunteer hours - 2016


  • Volunteer value - 2016


Welcome to Family Promise of Greater Des Moines

Each night in Polk County, more than 400 adults and children in families are homeless; half are children. The impact of losing a home is traumatic, especially for children. The resulting instability creates insecurity, worry, low self-esteem, and difficulty focusing in school and studying.

At Family Promise of Greater Des Moines we strive to create a safe, stable and nurturing environment for the children as well as to support the efforts of their parents in securing employment and housing. We partner with 14 host congregations, volunteers and donors to help homeless families with children find steady income and stable housing.


  • R&R
  • Constellation
  • Principal
  • Sammons