Salvation Army Family Services

1326-1330 Sixth Avenue, Des Moines
Phone: 515-282-3422
Hours: Monday - 9:30-Noon & 1:00-3:30 pm
             Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 9:00-Noon & 1:00-3:30 pm
             Wednesday - 9:00-Noon & 1:30-3:30 pm
Appointments for the week are made ONLY by telephone starting at 8:30 am on Mondays.
You MUST contact staff directly; do NOT leave a message on voicemail.

Infant Center

  • Emergency supply of infant formula
  • Emergency supply of disposable diapers
  • Booster seats, Car seats, "Pack & Play" - all by referral only

Material Assistance

  • Mortgage, rent and deposit assistance
  • Utility bill assistance
  • Clothing
  • Furniture

Information Required to apply for Financial Assistance

  • Your name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your home address
  • Your phone number
  • The last 4 digits of your Social Security number
  • The names of others in your household
  • Your monthly income
  • Your monthly SNAP amount
  • Your monthly house or rent payment
  • What utilities you pay
  • A piece of recent, non-personal mail (utility bill) with your current home address


Salvation Army Family Services works with the following agencies:

Anawim Housing Lutheran Services in Iowa
Creative Visions Neighborhood Health Initiatives
CROSS Ministries Oakridge
Department of Human Services Orchard Place
DMARC Polk County Community Family
DM Community Action Agency         and Youth Services
Des Moines Public Schools Primary Health Care
Drake Headstart Proteus
Family Enrichment Center St. Vincent de Paul
Food Bank of Iowa Urban Dreams
Hispanic Education Resources Visiting Nurse Services
Iowa Methodist Hospital