Resources

Community Resources

There are a wide variety of resources available for families in Polk and Dallas counties. For services not listed, please dial 2-1-1, 515-246-6555, or 800-543-7709.

Adoption Connection

  • Address: 7405 University Ave., Ste 6, Clive, Iowa 50325
  • Phone: 515-965-8029
  • Website: adoptioniowa.com 
 

Bethany Christian Services

  • Address: 316 E. 6th St., Des Moines, Iowa 50309
  • Phone: 515-270-0824
  • Website: bethany.org

*Breastfeeding information given from the Breastfeeding Coalition of Polk County. The sole purpose of this resource list is to provide information to the community. The Breastfeeding Coalition of Polk County is not responsible nor does it endorse any of the resources.

 

Hospital Based Support Groups

Broadlawns Medical Center: Mommy Matters: Breastfeeding Support Group

  • Address: 1801 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, Iowa 50314
    • Sands Building, Third Floor (family Birthing Center) Conference Room
  • Phone: 515-282-2260 or 515-282-2340
  • Time: 1st, 2nd and 4th Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Website: https://www.broadlawns.org/events/breastfeeding-support-group
 

MercyOne Des Moines: Mommy & Me Group

  • Location: East Tower Conference Center
  • Phone: 515-358-2082
  • Time: 4th Tuesday @ 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Website: mercyone.org/desmoines/
 

Unity Point Health-Des Moines: Breastfeeding Support Groups

 

Additional  Support Groups
Chocolate Milk Cafe – Des Moines (virtual groups)
*For African-Diaspora/Black-identified Iowa residents, their partners, and support people
  • Time: 1st Thursday @ 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m; 2nd Saturday @ 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 3rd Wednesday @ 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.; last Sunday @ 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Website: www.chocolatemilkcafe.com/desmoines

 

 Healing Passages Birth & Wellness Center: Mother Baby Cafe

 

Sisu Strength Academy: Mommy & Me: Healthy As Can Be Breastfeeding Support Group
 

 

Sacred Health: Infant Feeding Support Group

1131 42nd Street, Studio B, Des Moines, IA 50311

  • Phone: 515-303-0661
  • Time: 2nd & 4th Wednesday @ 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Email: info@sacredhealth.com

 

Individual Breastfeeding Assistance

Basking Babies, LLC

Angela Swieter, RN, BSN, IBCLC, ICCE, 
Private practice, in home, virtual or office consultations

 

Des Moines Midwife Collective: Lactation Clinic

Caitlin Hainley, DNP, ARNP-CNM, BA, IBCLC

 

Latch Iowa

Crystel Corbin, RN, IBCLC 
Private practice, home visits

 

Mercy Medical Center

Outpatient lactation consultations: Insurance billed, possible co-pay

 

Primary Health Care

Sarah Schoen, ARNP-CNM, IBCLC 
Accepts all insurance (& Medicaid) & no insurance

 

Sacred Health

Jenny Wood, IBCLC 

 

USC Healthcare

LeeAnn Albright, FNP-C, IBCLC 
In network with all insurance (& Medicaid)

 

Unity Point Health Des Moines

Lactation Services – Outpatient Visits

 
Other Breastfeeding Services

Every Step (formerly Visiting Nurse Services)

 

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

Breastfeeding support, breastfeeding peer counselors, breast pumps for eligible WIC clients

Click here to reach a WIC Certified Lactation Specialist. 

 

Young Women’s Resource Center

 

National Breastfeeding Hotline

Breastfeeding peer counselors can answer common breastfeeding questions ranging from latching to pumping

  • Phone: 1-800-994-9662

 

Online Resources

 

AGAPE

  • Address: 2550 MLK Pkwy., Des Moines, Iowa 50310
  • Phone: 515-255-0243
  • Website: agapedsm.com
 

Adel Kids Clothing Closet

  • Address: 218 North 9th Street, Adel, Iowa 50003
  • Phone: 515-993-4514
 

Bidwell-Riverside 

  • Address: 1203 Hartford Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50315 
  • Phone: 515-244-6251
  • Website: bidwellriverside.org
 

Goodwill Industries 

  • Address: 3251 E. Euclid Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50317 
  • Phone: 515-265-6650
  • Website: dmgoodwill.org
 

The Mission Church 

  • Address: 12001 Ridgemont Dr., Urbandale, Iowa 50322
  • Phone: 515-255-2122
 

Not New Shop 

  • Address: 705 E. University Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50316
  • Phone: 515-266-7610
  • Website: unitypoint.org
 

Catholic Charities Outreach Center

 

St. Vincent de Paul

Des Moines

  • Address: 1426 6th Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50314
  • Phone: 515-282-8327 

 South Des Moines

  • Address: 520 Army Post Rd., Des Moines, Iowa 50315
  • Phone: 515-282-8328

Dallas County Closet

* The following dental clinics accept Medicaid Insurance. The Medicaid Dental Provider list is provided by the I-Smile Program. The sole purpose of this resource list is to provide information to the community. If you need help finding a dental provider please contact the I-Smile Program at everystep.org

 

Broadlawns Dental Clinic

  • Address: 1801 Hickman Road Des Moines, Iowa 50314
  • Phone: (515) 282-2421
  • Website: broadlawns.org
 

Des Moines Children’s Dentistry (MCNA Only)

West Des Moines

  • Address: 5950 Village View Drive West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
  • Phone: (515) 255-1677
  • Website: www.dsmpd.com
 
Waukee
  • Address: 2335 SE La Grant Parkway. Waukee, Iowa 50263
  • Phone: (515) 255-1677
 

Primary Health Care

University Dental

  • Address: 1200 University Ave. Suite 10. Des Moines, Iowa 50314
  • Phone: (515) 248-1888
  • Website: phciowa.org
 
BEC Dental
 
  • Address: 2353 SE 14th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50320
  • Phone: (515) 248-1470
  • Website: phciowa.org
 

Dental Connections

 

Iowa Family Smiles

 

Dr. John Campbell (Emergencies ONLY)

 

EveryStep/I-Smile

  • Address: 1111 9th Street Suite 320, Des Moines, Iowa 50314
  • Phone: (515) 557-9023
  • Website: everystep.org
 

Ankeny Smiles (Delta Dental Only)

 
Southside Dental Clinic
 
Shadow Creek Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Nancy Hammond

 

Capital View Dentistry
  • Address: 615 E. 14th Street Des Moines, Iowa 50316
  • Phone: (515) 262-2655

Head Start & Early Head Start: Drake University

 

Head Start & Early Head Start: Dallas County
Waukee & Adel

  • Phone: 515-987-7428 or 712-830-1327

Perry

  • Address: 1212 2nd Street, Perry, Iowa 50220
  • Phone: 515-465-5185
  • Website: newopp.org
 

DMACC-Ankeny Campus

  • Address: 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa 50023
  • Phone: 515-964-6200
  • Website: dmacc.edu
 

DMACC-Urban Campus

  • Address: 1100 7th St., Des Moines, Iowa 50314
  • Phone: 800-362-2127
  • Website: dmacc.edu
 

Scavo High School

  • Address: 1800 Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50309
  • Phone: 515-242-7589
  • Website: scavo.dmschools.org

Broadlawns 24/7 Crisis Team

  • Phone: 515-282-5752 
 

Child Abuse Reports

  • Phone: 800-362-2178
 

Counseling/Referrals

  • Phone: 2-1-1
 

Crisis and Advocacy Service (for victims of crime)

  • Address: 2309 Euclid Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50310
  • Phone: 515-286-3600
 

Crisis and Advocacy Service Crisis Line

  • Phone: 515-286-3535
 

Crisis Line (for life-threatening situations)

  • Phone: 2-1-1
 

Family Violence Center (Children and Families of Iowa)

  • Phone: 515-243-6147
 

LUNA (Latinas United for New Dawn)

  • Phone: 515-271-5060
 

LUNA 24/7 Hotline

  • Phone: 866-256-7668
 

IA Coalition Against Domestic Violence 

Text IOWA HELP to 20121

  • Phone: 800-770-1650

Adel Good Samaritan Food Pantry

 

DMARC Find a Food Pantry

 

Dallas Center Food Pantry

  • Address: 1504 Walnut Street Dallas Center, Iowa 50063
  • Phone: 515-992-3461
 

Emergency Food Pantry

  • Phone: 2-1-1
 

The Mission Church

  • Address: 12001 Ridgemont Dr., Urbandale, Iowa 50322
  • Phone: 515-255-2122
 

Share

 

Supplemental Food Program

  • Address: 2309 Euclid Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50310
  • Phone: 515-286-3655
 

Waukee Christian Area Services Food Bank


The Food Grid


Redfield Mobile Pantry

  • Address: 808 1st Street, Redfield, Iowa 50233
  • Phone: 515-564-0330

Grimes: Project Zume

  • Address: 1335 NE Beaverbrook Blvd., Grimes, Iowa 50111
  • Phone: 515-957-2900

Perry Hospital Mobile Pantry

  • Address: 610 10th Street, Perry, Iowa 50220
  • Phone: 515-564-0330

Dexter Food Pantry

  • Address: 823 State Street, Dexter, Iowa 50070
  • Phone: 515-465-5316

Polk County Department of Human Services

Carpenter Office

 

 River Place Office

  • Address: 2309 Euclid Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50310
  • Phone: 515-725-2600
 

Dallas County Department of Human Services

 
Medicaid
 

Child Care Assistance

 

Child Support Recovery

 

Hawk-I

 

General Assistance – Polk County

  • Address: 2309 Euclid Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50310
  • Phone: 515-286-2088
 
Dallas County Health Department
 

Medical Insurance (ACA)

 

SNAP, & FIP


Child Care Assistance

Beacon of Life

  • Address: 1717 Woodland Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50309
  • Phone: 515-244-4713
  • Website: beaconoflifedm.org
 

Central Iowa Regional House Authority: Dallas County

  • Address: 1201 SE Gateway Drive, Grimes, Iowa 50111
  • Phone: 515-986-1882
  • Website: cirhahome.org/
 

Central Iowa Shelter & Services

 

H.O.M.E. (landlord/tenant counseling)

  • Address: 1618 6th Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50314
  • Phone: 515-243-1277
  • Website: homeincdsm.org
 

St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter

 

Primary Healthcare Outreach

  • Address: 1200 University Ave, Ste 200, Des Moines, Iowa 50314
  • Phone: 515-248-1517
 

Youth Emergency Services Shelter

  • Address: 918 SE 11th St., Des Moines, Iowa 50309
  • Phone: 515-282-9377
  • Website: yessiowa.org

Bethany Christian Services

  • Address: 316 E. 6th St., Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Phone: 515-270-0824
  • Website: bethany.org
 

Broadlawns Mental Health Services

  • Address: 1761 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50314
  • Phone: 515-282-5695
  • Website: broadlawns.org
 

 Catholic Charities

 

Children & Families of Iowa

Des Moines

  • Address: 1111 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50314
  • Phone: 515-288-1981
  • Website: cfiowa.org
Ankeny
  • Address: 501 SW Ankeny Rd., Ankeny, IA 50023
  • Phone: 515-289-2272
  • Website: cfiowa.org
 

Des Moines Pastoral Counseling

  • Address: 8553 Urbandale Ave., Urbandale, IA 50322
  • 515-274-4006
  • Website: dmpcc.org
 

 

Employee and Family Resources

Des Moines

  • Address: 505 5th Ave., Ste 600, Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Phone: 800-327-4692
  • Website: efr.org
West Des Moines:
  • Address: 1001 Office Park Rd, Suite 205, West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • Phone: 515-471-2357 
 

Eyerly-Ball Mental Health

  • Address: 945 19th St., Des Moines, IA 50314
  • Phone: 515-241-0982
  • Website: eyerlyball.org 
 

Hope Hall

  • Address: 918 SE 11th St., Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Phone: 515-557-2256
  • Website: yessiowa.org
 

 Orchard Place

  • Address: 808 5th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Phone: 515-244-2267
  • Website: orchardplace.org
 

Suicide Prevention

 

Your Life Iowa 

Iowa Legal Aid: Polk & Dallas County 

 

Youth Law Center of Polk County 

  • Address: 300 Walnut St., Ste 295, Des Moines, IA 50309 
  • Phone: 515-244-1172
Broadlawns Medical Center
  • Address: 1801 Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA 50314 
  • Phone: 515-282-2200
  • Website: broadlawns.org
 
Dental Clinic
  • Phone: 515-282-2421
 
Dallas Center Clinic
  • Phone: 515-992-3711
 
Family Health Center
  • Phone: 515-282-2334
 
Pediatric Clinic
  • Phone: 515-282-2700
 
Primary Care Clinic
  • Phone: 515-282-2273
 
Women’s Health Center
  • Phone: 515-282-2340

 

I-SMILE Dental Home: Polk & Dallas County

  • Address: 1111 9th Street, Ste. 320, Des Moines, IA 50314
  • Phone: 515-557-9023
  • Website: ismile.idph.iowa.gov
 

La Clinica de la Esperanza 

  • Address: 840 E. University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50316 
  • Phone: 515-265-4211
  • Website: unitypoint.org 
 

 

Polk County Health Department 

  • Address: 1907 Carpenter Ave., Des Moines, IA 50314 
  • Phone: 515-286-3798
  • Website: polkcountyiowa.gov
 

Dallas County Health Department

 
Dallas County Hospital
  • Address: 610 10th Street, Perry, IA 50220
  • Phone: 515-465-3547

Primary Health Care

East Side Center & OBGYN
  • Address: 3509 E. 29th St. , Des Moines, IA 50317
  • Phone: 515-248-1600
  • Website: phciowa.org/esc/
 
Mercy Family Practice & Residency Clinic
  • Address: 250 Laurel St., Des Moines, IA 50314 
  • Phone: 515-643-4610
  • Website: phciowa.org/mercy/
 
South Side Center
  • Adddress: 2353 SE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50320
  • Phone: 515-248-1400
  • Website: phciowa.org/becmed/
 
University Avenue
 
West Side Clinic
 

Waukee Area Family Services Free Clinic

  • Address: 1155 SE Boone Drive, Waukee, IA 50263
  • Phone: 515-987-5523

1st Five

  • Address: 1111 9th Street, Ste. 320, Des Moines, IA 50314
  • Phone: 515-558-9946
  • Website: idph.iowa.gov/1stfive

Aging Resources of Central Iowa 

  • Address: 5835 Grand Ave., Ste 106, Des Moines, IA 50312 
  • Phone: 515-255-1310

Alpha Women’s Center

Des Moines
  • Address: 3605 SE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50320
  • Phone: 515-285-5700
  • Website: awcdesmoines.org
Ankeny
  • Address: 114 SW State St., Ankeny, IA 50023 
  • Phone: 515-965-7885

 Bethany Christian Services 

  • Address: 316 E. 6th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 
  • Phone: 515-270-0824
  • Website: bethany.org

Big Brothers/Big Sisters 

  • Address: 9051 Swanson Blvd., Clive, IA 50325 
  • Phone: 515-288-9025
  • Website: bbbsia.org

Birthright 


Broadlawns Care Mgmt Services 

  • Address: 1801 Hickman Rd. Des Moines, 50314
  • Phone: 515-282-6669

ChildServe Community Options

  • Address: 5406 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131
  • Phone: (515) 727-8750
  • Website: childserve.org

Des Moines Public Schools 

  • Address: 2100 Fleur Dr. Des Moines, IA 50321
  • Phone: 515-242-7911
  • Website: dmschools.org

Early Access 


Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

  • Phone: 515-957-5773

EveryStep

  • Address: 1111 9th St., Ste 320, Des Moines, IA 50314
  • Phone: 515-558-9946
  • Website: everystep.org

 Iowa Teenline 


La Leche League 


 LUNA (Latinas United for New Dawn) 

  • Address: 4313 Fleur Dr., Ste 25, Des Moines, IA 50315 
  • Phone: 515-271-5060
  • Crisis Line: 866-256-7668
  • Website: lunaiowa.org/about-us

 

Lutheran Services of Iowa 

  • Address: 3125 Cottage Grove, Des Moines, IA 50311 
  • Phone: 515-274-4946
  • Website: lsiowa.org

Primary Health Care 


Stork’s Nest 

  • Address: 1111 9th St., Ste 320, Des Moines, IA 50314 
  • Phone: 515-558-9946
  • Website: everystep.org

Young Women’s Resource Ctr 

  • Address: 818 5th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Phone: 515-244-4901
  • Website: ywrc.org

Birth Certificate Information 

  • Address: 321 E. 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319 
  • Phone: 515-281-4944
  • Website: idph.iowa.gov
 

Broadlawns Addiction Treatment 

  • Address: 1801 Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA 50314 
  • Phone: 515-282-6610
  • Website: broadlawns.org
 

Broadlawns Comm. Mental Health 

  • Address: 1801 Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA 50314 
  • Phone: 515-282-6770
  • Website: broadlawns.org
 

DART Reduced Ticket Purchase 


HIRTA Public Transit

  • Address: 2824 10th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Phone: 877-686-0029
  • Website: ridehirta.com

EMBARC

  • Address: 2309 Euclid Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310
  • Phone: 515-286-3928
  • Website: embarciowa.org

Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families 

 

Iowa State Extension and Outreach

Polk County

 
Dallas County
 
 

Impact Comm. Action Partnership 

Des Moines

  • Address: 500 Army Post Rd. Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Phone: 515-274-9496
  • Website: impactcap.org
 
Ankeny
  • Address: 2701 SE Convenience Blvd #2, Ankeny, IA 50021 
  • Phone: 515-965-0433
 
Des Moines
  • Address: 3226 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311 
  • Phone: 515-518-4770
 

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