Shelter House is a non-profit organization that has provided housing and supportive services to people experiencing homelessness since 1983. Founded by the Consultation of Religious Communities, we worked with the City of Iowa City to purchase a home in Iowa City’s north side where we were able to provide 29 sleeping spaces including beds, couches, and mats on the floor for men, women, and children.
SHARE YOUR TIME
We rely on volunteers for daily ongoing support at the front desk, job lab, and kitchen as well as for seasonal initiatives, fundraising events, and outreach campaigns. Service organizations, student groups, Greek societies, and faith communities are welcome to organize one-time projects, activity nights, or donation drives.
WAYS TO GIVE
Your monetary donation is essential to the long-term success and continued operations of Shelter House which will provide a bed to sleep in, food to eat, and additional supports for housing and employment placement. We also accept in-kind donations which help meet our clients’ most basic needs. Our greatest needs include toiletries, blankets, household items, and bus passes.
Your participation in a special event, community fundraiser, or campaign helps us raise necessary funds and public awareness to fuel our mission. We look forward to connecting with you at a future event.
Used Book Sale
Brake the Cycle of Homelessness bike ride
BBQ Bash Community Night Out
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week