The Diocese of Des Moines
Average of 50 families are turned away each month from St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter due to lack of space
St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter under construction. Photo by Jacob Sharp.
Average of 50 families are turned away each month from St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter due to lack of space
July 14, 2010
Written By: Trish Radke

Most of us don't need to worry about where we will lay our heads tonight. But this month, right here in Des Moines, 50 families will worry about that.

 

During this time of year, the summer months, an average of 50 families are turned away each month from St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter due to lack of space.

 

Fortunately-- we are a community that cares. Thanks to generous contributions, St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter, a homeless shelter for families, is undergoing a major expansion that will double its capacity.

 

There are many ways to help including making a monetary donation or ordering items from the St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter Target Gift Registry.

 

Just go to www.target.com, click on gift registries and use St. Joseph Shelter as the first name and Catholic Charities for the last name.
 
Registered items include sheets, bedding, linens, lamps, alarm clocks and other household essentials.
 
Monetary donations will go toward items as well. All items purchased for the new home are being carefully selected to meet desired codes and regulations to enable Catholic Charities to provide the best possible experience for families in need. Click here for details.
 

 


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