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Angie Arthur, Executive Director

Angie Arthur is the Executive Director of the Polk County Continuum of Care Board, an organization in Des Moines that is designed to promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. Prior to serving in this role, Angie worked in the workforce development and insurance industries. She received her BA from the University of Northern Iowa and her Master of Public Administration from Drake University.  

Contract Employees

Jim Cain

Jim has been the director of Family Promise of Greater Des Moines (FPGD) for over 10 years.  For the last 29 years Jim has worked for nonprofit homeless and housing service organizations in varying capacities ranging from front line staff to associate director to director. 


Abbey Barrow 

Abbey serves as the YHDP Coordinator with the Polk County Continuum of Care, managing the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program grants. She graduated from Drake University with degrees in English and journalism and has spent her career in nonprofit youth development and communications. 


Persons with hearing or speech impairments may obtain copies of these materials via TTY by calling 1-800-735-2942. Persons who do not speak English as their primary language and who have limited ability to speak, write or understand English may obtain copies of theses materials by calling Angie Arthur at (515) 282-3233 or emailing her at