Beat the Heat Splash

As the dog days of summer arrive, Iowa’s heat index and humidity rise and so too do the expenses. Help us pay for the rising cost to keep cool!

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Clean Clothes for a Cause

Access to clean clothing makes a difference! We wash over 500 loads of laundry per month but our machines are showing signs of wear. Learn how to help us ensure this service.

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In the News

Headlines about the impact of our services and issues facing homelessness today.

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Shelter House

Shelter House

MORE THAN A ROOF AND A BED. Since 1983, Shelter House has provided safe shelter and helped people improve the quality of their lives. We began in an old home in Iowa City with a capacity of 29 sleeping spaces including beds, couches, and mats on the floor. Today, Shelter House runs a 70-bed shelter facility and three homes through which we provide permanent supportive housing. We focus on programs and support services including housing, employment, and mental health recovery that help hundreds of men, women, and children each year to get back on their feet. With you by our side, we are the catalyst and voice for systemic community change thr...

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Upcoming Events

Beat the Heat Splash
15 Aug

Beat the Heat Splash

Beat the Heat Splash, July 15 - August 15, 2018 As the dog days of summer arrive, Iowa’s heat index...
BBQ Bash
21 Sep

BBQ Bash

Bring yourself and your appetite to the BBQ Bash, our annual fall shindig, on September 21. It’s a n...
Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week
10 Nov

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program where people come together acro...