The Diocese of Des Moines
Help Make Our House a Home
St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter under construction. Photo by Jacob Sharp.
Help Make Our House a Home
July 29, 2010
Written By: Trish Radke

This is an exciting time for St. Joseph Family Emergency Shelter! Thanks to a major gift from the Thomas J. Moreland Charitable Fund and an I-JOBS grant, work is underway to double the size of St. Joseph’s, the only emergency shelter in Polk County where entire families are able to stay together. 

Help us make the house a home by making a contribution toward items needed for the shelter. Financial donations enable us to provide necessary items and ensure that they meet all codes and regulations.


There are several ways you can help!

1. Click here to learn more about how your monetary donation will help provide shelter furnishings.

2. Go to and donate an item from the Shelter Expansion Gift Registry. Use St. Joseph Shelter as the first name and Catholic Charities for the last name.


Call Trish Radke at 515-237-5078 or email to learn more about how you can contribute to the St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter Expansion Project. Save to


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