House of Compassion
211 W. Church Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Karen Frowein - Director
"Called by our faith in Jesus Christ to act in love, the House of Compassion responds to the needs of our neighbors and advocated justice and dignity for all."
Other information, in 2015 the House of Compassion served over 16,500 meals, provided shelter for 239 people, provided supplies for over 1330 households in Marshall County, and paid for over $30,000 in prescription and vouchers to the uninsured and under-insured. All of these numbers represent the daily activities of The House of Compassion, but there is more. The school year started with a positive note for 873 children who received supplies they needed and Christmas was a little bit brighter when the community adopted 238 families thought our adopt-a-family program. As an agency totally funded by private donations, we feel very blessed to serve those in need in our community and have the support of donors and volunteers that are passionate about our mission. With the support of the United Way, we would like to go into the fiscal year with funding to cover the first 6 months salary for our Spanish speaking staff member and the materials to further serve the Latino community in need of our services.
By hiring a bi-lingual assistant to the director, the House of Compassion has been able to serve more of the Latina population in Marshalltown. We would like to continue this position and also translate more of our forms and guidelines to Spanish. We would also like to develop and incorporate a new logo that uses both English and Spanish languages. Our services are available in Marshalltown and all of Marshall County.
100% of our clients receive free services.
The House of Compassion supply closet and prescription/dental voucher system serve Marshall County households with incomes under 150% of the poverty level Participants must have a picture ID but do not have to be a US Citizen in order to be served. The soup kitchen and emergency shelter are open to anyone, regardless of income or county of residence.