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Our mission is to end homelessness in Polk County by marshalling community resources and facilitating and managing effective partnerships focused on providing services, supports and solutions to create a safe home for everyone.


Everyone in Polk County will have a safe place to call home.


  • Impact.  We will strengthen and support our homeless delivery systems with a focus on transforming the lives of our most vulnerable populations.

  • Empowerment.  We will empower our community to function at the highest levels of service to develop safe places to call home.

  • Collaboration.  We will cultivate relationships and effective partnerships to identify and allocate diverse resources for our homeless community.


Resource Management  

The Continuum of Care Board will strategically marshal and allocate community resources towards programs proven effective in reducing homelessness.

Community Partnerships

The CoCB will engage with key community stakeholders as a facilitator, convener and collaborator to end homelessness and improve outcomes for persons in Polk County.  The focus will be on strengthening relations and interactions with the political, governmental, business and funding communities as well as nonprofit organizations.

Continuum Capacity and Data

The Continuum of Care Board will focus on strengthening the Continuum of Care’s capacity to efficiently manage the delivery of resources through programs and supports for homeless persons.  The organization will focus on data driven decisions and report outcomes based upon published, predetermined measurements.  The organization will carry out this work in a transparent and inclusive manner.

Organizational Sustainability

The Continuum of Care Board will focus on long term sustainability and revenue diversification that will ensure financial health and mission accomplishment. The organization will strengthen efficiencies in the Continuum of Care and align resources toward ending homelessness.

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