If you share our passion for helping to ensure that every person in our community has a safe place to call home, we have several opportunities for you! Whether you are interested in volunteering, attending an event, collecting donation items, sponsoring a family, or employment - Anawim Housing has something for everyone.
Save the Date for the following upcoming 2023 Anawim Housing events:
May 17: Spring Home Tour - more details and registration to come
Nov. 2: We Empower Families ThanksGIVING Event - more details and registration to come
2023 Volunteer Opportunity: Help us move furniture!
We are seeking enthusiastic and hardworking individuals and groups to help us move furniture. This is a great group or corporate volunteer day opportunity! All furniture in guestrooms needs to be moved down to the lower level where it will be stored during renovations. The furniture will be repurposed in the new apartments for our tenants who are leaving homelessness. We will have a few dollys on hand, but additional moving supplies are welcomed and encouraged. An Anawim staff member will be on site to help guide, assist and answer any questions. All volunteers will be required to first read and sign a waiver provided by Anawim Housing prior to the volunteer day.
What is needed:
If this opportunity interests you, please click below to fill out our volunteer interest form. You can also directly reach out to Kate Bergeron for inquiry and additional information at: email@example.com, or 515-809-1157.
We are always accepting new or gently used household item donations. These items will be gifted to tenants moving into Anawim Housing that have very little or are coming from homelessness.
Items can be dropped off to the main Anawim office at: 1750 48th Street. Set 100B. Des Moines, IA 50310. Please contact our main office with any questions about donations. Anawim office phone number: 515-244-8308.
Click to view our Target Gift Registry that we update regularly for your convenience. You can purchase items we need most and have them shipped directly to us!
A list of general items we are always in need of:
Anawim Housing is passionate about affordable housing and working together to end homelessness. We have skilled staff who are able to come to your place of worship, neighborhood association, or community group to offer presentations, sermons, and educational opportunities.
TEACHING | Educational opportunities to help your group understand homelessness and the solutions needed to keep individuals and families in our community stably housed. Our time with you can include videos, PowerPoint presentations, activities, and discussion suited to your contexts.
PREACHING | Sermons and homilies that connect issues of affordable housing and homelessness to your faith tradition.
PRESENTATIONS | Learn more about an area of our expertise with a presentation or workshop offered by a trained Anawim Housing staff member. Our expertise includes Housing First, harm reduction, property development, and more. Our staff holds the following certifications: Offender Workforce Development Specialist, International Alcohol and Drug Counselor, SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recover (SOAR), and Certified Prevention Specialist.
Contact Cynthia Latcham at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our main office at 515-244-8308 to let us know your needs for an Anawim Housing speaker.
Catalyst is Anawim's Community Engagement Council, which through education and advocacy, aim to shape the conversation of homelessness in Iowa. We achive this by addressing and challenging common stereotypes and myths about homelessness, and work together to create opportunities for community awareness and engagement.
Catalyst is made up of young professionals from across Des Moines who share in our mission by bringing innovative solutions and intention to help elevate our message to new audiences.
JOIN US FOR A MEETING | Next Meeting:March 8, 2023
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