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Building Stronger Families

Building Stronger Families

We give families the support they need to overcome poverty and thrive together.

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Approximately 12 percent of people in Des Moines live below the federal poverty.

This percentage increases for children under age 18, 19 percent of whom live in poverty.

Research shows that children living in poverty, even temporary poverty, are at much greater risk of experiencing poor health, social and educational outcomes.

Our programs provide both short-term assistance to help families bridge the gap and long-term solutions that help break the cycle of poverty for good.


The Salvation Army of Des Moines helps equip families through:

Infant Care and Material Assistance

A parent shouldn’t have to choose between feeding a child and paying the electric bill, but sadly, these are often the choices that people living in poverty are forced to make. Our Infant Care and Material Assistance programs at the Temple Worship and Service Center help bridge the gap and provide short-term solutions during difficult seasons. Learn more.

Pathway of Hope

The goal of Pathway of Hope is to guide families living in Polk, Warren and Dallas counties with children 18 years and younger through crisis and instability to a place of security in order to ultimately break the generational cycle of poverty. Learn more about Pathway of Hope at the Citadel Worship and Service Center.

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Children who live at or below the poverty line are more likely to live in poverty as adults.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you support Pathway of Hope, which aims to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty.

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Research shows that children living in poverty are at much greater risk of experiencing poor health, social and educational outcomes.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you support our Infant Care and Material Assistance programs that help families receive the supplies they need.

Donate now.

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Approximately 12 percent of people in Des Moines live below the federal poverty.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you equip families with solutions that guide them on a path out of poverty.

Donate now.

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