Community Support

If you need medical monitoring or medical help: Every Step has the public health nursing contact

If you need baby and toddler items: Mary’s Helping Hands has baby and toddler things contact

If you are a refugee, need to talk to your case manager or are past case management: Talk to Bureau of refugee Services

If you are dealing with domestic violence: Monsoon can help –

If you are African and need help paying bills: NISAA – 515-255-5430

If you are afghan and need assistance: API can help –

If you are Asian: EMBARC offers a variety of support – contact or visit

If you are Hispanic or in need of food:  Knock and drop hands out free “typical Hispanic” food every Wednesday on the south side of Franklin Junior High from 4-6 pm. You can find more information on their facebook

If you are in need of rent assistance: IMPACT rent assistance appliactions are currently closed, but you can find other housing assistance by vising their page

Community Fridge Locations via Eat Greater Des Moines