Our Mission

Central Iowa Shelter & Services’ Mission is to provide low-barrier shelter, meals and support services at no cost to adults experiencing homelessness and to facilitate their move toward self-sufficiency.


What's New:


FORE! Homeless Veterans Golf Outing

Join us Thursday June 23rd for a Best Ball Golf Outing to benefit CISS Veterans! We will be playing at River Valley Golf Course in Adel, shotgun start at 8 AM. Gather your 4-person team together and sign up today!

Team fees are $240 and include golf and a cart, lunch, and a chance to win prizes! To sign up your team today and support a great cause while getting in 18-holes on a beautiful golf course, click here!




 New In-Kind Donation Policy:

CISS is implementing a new donation policy. We receive many donations each day, for which we are very thankful. With that, we receive many items that we cannot use to help our clients. To better meet the needs of our clients we feel that a donation policy is the best solution to invite our donors to help us serve our clients as best as we can.

Starting January 1st we are going to start following the new guidelines. To see the entire explanation, as well as a list of items that we will and will not be accepting (as well as alternate locations for items we do not accept) please go to our Donate link at the top of the page.

We thank you for all of your many donations and we are looking forward to working with you to help support our clients in the future. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jorie Hidri at (515) 564-5727 jhidri@centraliowashelter.org


Job Opportunities:

Central Iowa Shelter & Services is currently hiring for several positions. We are taking applications now for these positions and the descriptions all of our positions can be found and applied for on our website at our Employment Opportunities page.

Food Delivery Driver

Veterans Case Manager

Part Time Weekend Shelter Assistant

All positions are open until filled.



Kid President has inspired us to be awesome this month by collecting socks for people who need them for #SOCKTOBER.