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CROSS Ministries

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 financial emergency assistance, food, and personal hygiene products to low and no income households.  

Come visit us if you or someone you know needs help in the following areas:

Emergency Assistance

  • Rent 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

You can find out more by visiting our website at

CROSS Ministries
3226 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311
515-279-9998 - CROSS Recording
515-279-8877 - CROSS Office
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