211 W. Church Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Chad Hammar, Executive Director
The mission of the House of Compassion is to reach out with the love of Christ through practical acts of love in our soup kitchen, supply closet, and client assistance programs.
United Way funds meet one-third of the $30,000 annual budget for the client assistance program. This program provides $150 to $200 per year in prescription and dental assistance to families and also assists with one-time expenses that are barriers to housing and employment. Our goals are to meet immediate needs so that no one goes without emergency medicine or dental care. We want to assist clients in need of proper identification for housing and employment through our Job Path Program. Additionally, we help clients obtain education and language skills to help them reach financial independence. Our program serves anyone who lives in Marshall County with a picture ID and income under the 133% of the federal poverty level. Participants include immigrants and refugees.