A safe place to call home is the foundation for thriving individuals, families, and communities. But last year, roughly 5,000 individuals in Polk County experienced homelessness– depriving them of the safety, security, and foundation they need to succeed.
At Homeward, we believe the Polk County community has a collective responsibility to support residents experiencing homelessness by providing a variety of housing options and services. Together, we can ensure our neighbors have access to the resources they need not just to survive– but to thrive– in stable, permanent housing.
Are you experiencing homelessness or housing instability in Polk County? Homeward partners with over 100 organizations in the community to help individuals and families access the appropriate housing and services.
Advocate to End Homelessness
We need your voice to elevate the needs of people experiencing homelessness in Polk County. Learn more about current issues affecting housing and homelessness in Iowa, then share with elected officials and community leaders.
Join a Homeward Committee
Homeward fulfills our mission through the hard work of dedicated volunteers and community partners. From grant review to communications to data evaluation, there is a roll for all passions and talents to contribute. Check out our committees and join in the work to end homelessness today!
Formerly known as the Polk County Continuum of Care, Homeward leads a community-wide homelessness planning effort to ensure that one day, everyone in Polk County will have a safe place to call home.