“They’ll fight for you at Shelter House.”

“They’ll fight for you at Shelter House.”

Read Henry's Story

Join us in the pursuit of ending homelessness in our community.


Shelter House

Shelter House

Shelter House is much more than a roof and a bedIn addition to our roof and beds, we focus on programs and supports that help hundreds of men, women and children each year to get back on their feet.  We keep children in school, help men and women get back to work, assist the disabled and elderly to access benefits and health care and move individuals and families into their own homes.  Simply put, we help people move beyond homelessness.


Drop-In Service Hours:
–  Monday – Friday 1-4PM
–  Saturday – Sunday 8-10AM
Sign-up for admission to shelter begins daily at 6:00PM. You must be present to sign-up.


Job Lab Partners: Hy-Vee
22 Jun

Job Lab Partners: Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee prides itself on having “a helpful smile in every aisle.” The people behind those smiles he...
Work Connect Driver Bridges Community Transportation Gaps
8 Jun

Work Connect Driver Bridges Community Transportation Gaps

Wally Helms describes his volunteer role at Shelter House as practical, easy, flexible, and fulf...
Job Lab Partners: Sheraton Iowa City
31 May

Job Lab Partners: Sheraton Iowa City

The Sheraton has found a simple way to give back to the community: they’re hiring people experiencin...

576 people received help with housing and employment placement this year.

817 men, women and children were sheltered this year.

592 people utilized Drop-In Services including laundry, showers, clothing, and phone use this year.


"I wanted to get the help that I needed and move on, so I thank everybody for for every little encouragement and every little help they gave...
Robert, former client
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"Shelter House is more than a roof and a bed. There's just so many opportunities that you can gain from staying there and using their resour...
Kim, Kitchen Manager and former client
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"I think of how hard I struggled and how much stuff we went through…then we came here and in 30 days or less we wound up with everything we ...
Tyree, Former Client
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"Although I didn't have previous experience, Shelter House gave me the foundation and references I needed to get a job."
Randy, former client and U.S. Veteran
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