Organization

Polk County Continuum of Care

The Polk County Continuum of Care (CoC) is an independent nonprofit organization that facilitates our community's response to homelessness. The Des Moines-based organization focuses on collaboration and setting the homelessness response strategy for the community. We distribute $3.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and others across the county. Our work is to coordinate resources and services, identify needs, and disseminate best practices related to homelessness. The Polk County Continuum of Care serves1,500 Polk County residents experiencing homelessness each year by building a comprehensive network of support in our community. We partner with over 100 organizations in our community including homeless service providers, local and state agencies, foundations, mental health centers, individuals experiencing homelessness, and the business community grounded in our foundational beliefs of Racial Equity, Community Collaboration, and Housing First.

Polk County Continuum of Care

Ending Youth Homelessness Plan Staffing

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Ending Youth Homelessness Plan Staffing

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Polk County Continuum of Care

HealthConnect Fellowship

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Ending Youth Homelessness - Staffing

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Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program

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The Dream Cube: Art for Social Impact

The Dream Cube, a monolithic structure constructed of pillows piled 8-feet high, popped up in downtown Des Moines late last fall. The provocative piece sparked conversations about the potential of our youth—if they have a safe place to dream.

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How Youth Are Driving Community Efforts to End Homelessness

dsm Magazine features a unique collaboration that is engaging youth who’ve experienced homelessness in identifying new solutions to address this issue in central Iowa.

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