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Young Women's Resource Center

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 55 people are interested

Given the current state of our community, the YWRC has been hard at work continuing to provide resources and support to our clients in the safest way’s we can. As a meal donor, your support to our center tears down the barrier of food insecurity to our clients during Young Powerful Mother’s Groups on Monday and Wednesday’s. Unfortunately, we are unable to hold groups and cannot provide meal support in this way. However, we have a new and improved procedure for our meal donation program and are asking that you support our clients; here is how you can help!

The Meal:

The meal should include a main dish that is in an aluminum tray that can be popped directly into the oven upon arrival to the client’s home. Meals should be enough for a 4 person family. Options to include would be 1/2 gallon of milk, bread or fruit. We ask that each volunteer donate a minimum of 4 meals (trays) on the week they choose.

(4 meals for 4 person family = 16 people to be served.)

Our Sanitary guidelines for meals are:

  • Main dish can be prepared at home by volunteer but must be oven friendly.
  • Fruit (if included) should be kept packaged and uncut.


Meals should be delivered no later than 5:00 pm on the Monday they have scheduled for. Volunteers will arrive on the south entrance of our building, call our center and someone from our center will meet the volunteer on our curbside.

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About Young Women's Resource Center


818 5th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309, US

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Young Women's Resource Center is to embrace and inspire young women to become strong, self-confident and successful.

The Vision of the Young Women's Resource Center is that in our community, young women realize their full potential.


The Young Women's Resource Center serves more than 1,600 young women each year through our 13 programs, including: support groups, individual counseling, and in-school and after-school programs.

Founded in 1978, this non-profit agency provides gender specific services to all young women ages 10-21 in central Iowa. Founder Louise Noun and other community leaders believed young women needed a safe place to receive support, education, and advocacy. A wide variety of services surrounding perinatal services and prevention services are provided in schools, community organizations, and at the Center.

Monday-Thursday Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday Open 8 a.m.-Noon

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


818 5th AvenueDes Moines, IA 50309




  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 12
  • 1.5 hours for meal preparation off site.

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