Homeless Support Services


Ways to give


HOUSING IS HEALTHCARE – PHC believes when people are able to obtain reliable, affordable housing, they are better able to manage their own health. Our homeless support services team and centralized intake program specialize in linking families and individuals to the right resources at the right time, which may include connection to benefits and/or housing resources.

Centralized Intake

Centralized Intake at PHC is the entry point for persons experiencing homelessness in Polk County. It is a collaborative effort of more than 30 community organizations.

PHC’s Centralized Intake case managers meet with clients, conduct an assessment, and link them to programs or services based on their needs. Walk ins only, no appointments.

Veteran Services

The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program specialize in linking families and individuals with the benefits, housing resources, services and care they need. The goal of the SSVF program is to improve low-income veteran families’ housing stability. SSVF provides outreach, case management services and assists participants with obtaining VA benefits as well as other public benefits that they are eligible to receive.


  • Must be a veteran or have a veteran in your household
  • Meet income guidelines
  • Any discharge status except for dishonorable
  • Must reside in Dallas, Jasper, Marshall, Polk, Story or Warren County

Make a Cash Donation

Thank you for choosing Primary Health Care, Inc. for your charitable donation! PHC is a 501(c)(3), non-profit community health center. Your gift is tax-deductible.

If you prefer to mail your gift, please send to:

PHC Fund Development
1200 University Ave. #200
Des Moines, IA 50314

Visit our DONATE page for other ways you can give to PHC.

Thank You for your support!

Donate Items

PHC accepts new or gently used items for clients in need.  Items always needed include:

  • socks
  • underwear (men & women)
  • shampoo
  • soap
  • period products
  • toothpaste/toothbrush

Clothing, household linens, and seasonal clothing (coats, gloves, hats) are also accepted. In the summer months, mosquito repellant, bottled water, and sunscreen are also gratefully accepted. You may drop off your donation during normal business hours.

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm

1200 University Ave. #110A
Des Moines, IA 50314

(515) 248- 1850

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