The mission of Aging Resources of Central Iowa is to lead, advocate and serve as well as plan and coordinate resources in the provision of services to persons in central Iowa, their families, caregivers or representatives enabling elders to lead independent, meaningful and dignified lives in the least restrictive environment.
Phone: (515) 255-1310 or toll free at 800-747-5352.
Al Éxito provides programming that builds the leadership potential of Latino/a youth through college preparation, career development, civic engagement, family support, and celebration of culture.
Phone: (515) 865-7195
The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Iowa Chapter - Serving all 99 counties
24-Hour Help Line: 800-272-3900
As a community-based humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross Iowa Region prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Phone: (515) 243-7681 or toll free at (877) 272-7337.
Animal Lifeline of Iowa (ALI) is Central Iowa’s only special needs, no-kill animal shelter. The Thrift Shop financially supports the shelther, donations are accepted.
Phone: (515) 285-7387
Thrift Shop: (515) 288-7197
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is Iowa's largest nonprofit animal shelter, caring for many thousands of pets each year. The ARL serves people and pets from across the state of Iowa through its programs, which include pet adoption, humane education, pet behavior training, spay/neuter, animal cruelty intervention and much more.
Phone: (515) 262-9503
The Around Town mobile food pantry serves 500 people in the Des Moines area each month. Information on services, donations and volunteering are available through an online form.
Phone: (515) 635-5480
ArtForce Iowa creates opportunities to transform youth in need through art by offering support to youth who have had involvement with family or juvenile court in the last year. Art Force also offers a supportive arts-based community for immigrant, refugee and first-generation American youth who have experienced violence and trauma.
Phone: (515) 777-3182