helping children, teens, families, and adults
The Heal House of Iowa requires a valid and current Warren County photo ID to verify Warren County residency and to process your request.
HEAL House of Iowa provides temporary shelter services to Warren County, Iowa children, families, and adults facing homelessness. HEAL House prioritizes providing shelter to people to end their homelessness. This serves as a launching pad for individuals to pursue personal goals and to improve their quality of life. This approach is guided by the belief that people need basic necessities like food and a place to sleep before addressing less critical issues such as employment, budgeting, securing permanent housing, or attending to health needs.
Furthering Your Potential
For those families with school-aged children, education is embraced as a preventative tool against future homelessness. The staff supports families to encourage school attendance.
All Under One Roof
HEAL House of Iowa employs a part-time Guest Experience Coordinator. The Guest Experience Coordinator provides case management services. Guests are encouraged to link to the various local services which will support their individual paths to successful, independent living.
Accessing employment is one of the first tasks for many of the Guests served by HEAL House of Iowa. HEAL House of Iowa partners with Indianola’s WeLIFT Job Search Center. Guests are encouraged to work toward financial self-sufficiency. Once a job is secured, Guests are then encouraged toward employment success.
Learning To Budget
HEAL House of Iowa recognizes the importance of money management as a useful skill. Budgeting is a critical tool for remaining successfully housed following a period of homelessness. Guests are encouraged to take control of their income to prioritize necessary items first such as rent, utilities, food, and transportation.
Health & Well Being
Nourishment To the Body
HEAL House of Iowa embraces the concept of maintaining health. Most importantly, Guests are responsible for managing substance use through the requirement to remain sober at all times during their stay. The Guest Experience Coordinator ensures that each Guest has applied for medical insurance and has identified a medical home. Guests are encouraged to attend to their mental health needs as well as other cares such as dental and vision. Guests are rallied to attend support groups such as AA and NA.