Anawim Housing

Our Impact

100% of permanent supportive housing participants have experienced long-term literal homelessness.
93% of households we serve remain stably housed.
389 number of individuals served in our permanent supportive housing programs.


Anawim Housing develops stable homes and strengthens people and communities.

Key Services Provided

Housing ends homelessness. At Anawim, we move people directly from shelters and homeless camps into permanent housing. Once that critical need is met – mental health, addiction, medical care, and income can be addressed. Our Housing First model recognizes people need stable housing before pursuing a healthy, happy life.

Key Audiences Served

Since 1987, Anawim Housing has been a local leader in affordable housing – working tirelessly to end homelessness and ensure the most vulnerable in our community have a safe place to call home. We serve people experiencing homelessness, as well as those seeking affordable housing.

Ways to Give

  • INVEST: Donate online at
  • SUPPORT: Attend an event or help us ready a home through our Target Registry
  • FOLLOW us on social media and share our stories

Board of Directors

Claudette McDonald, Chair
Matt Callanan, Vice Chair
Christine Comito, Past Chair
Betsy Happe, Secretary/Treasurer
Marilyn Carroll
Shannon Cofield
Bob Douglas
Cecelia Kent
Dan Manning
Kathleen Massop, M.D.
George Milligan
Claressa Peterson
Kate Raun
Deb Tharnish
Kendall Watkins
Russ Frazier

1750 48th Street | Des Moines, IA 50310 | (515) 244-8308 |

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