Who We Shelter

Initiatives & Campaigns

Family Promise of Greater Des Moines provides emergency shelter to families with children. Family composition can include two parents, single female head of household or single male head of household.

For the safety of our guests and volunteers, a family will not be accepted if one or more of the family members have

  • Recent domestic abuse history
  • Untreated mental illness
  • Untreated substance abuse

A criminal background check is completed as part of the application process.

(Note: A family will not be denied shelter solely on the grounds of conviction of a criminal offense. The date of the offense, the nature of the offense, and the relevance of the offense to the safety of guests and volunteers will be considered)