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A safe place to call home is the foundation for thriving individuals, families, and communities. When residents have a stable place to live, they can focus on their wellbeing, attend school or work, and engage with their community. 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. With your financial support, we can ensure our neighbors have access to the resources they need not just to survive — but to thrive — in stable, permanent housing. For more information on making a gift, contact Angie Arthur at


Individuals or entities interested in policy changes, data, trainings, and communications and management of the overall homeless response and prevention system in Polk County are invited to contact us about volunteer opportunities.

Individuals who are interested in working directly with those experiencing homelessness should volunteer specifically with one of our direct service providers. 

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