What is Urban Dreams?
Since 1985, Urban Dreams has been providing Des Moines' inner city and Central Iowa with a wide range of human service programs in a comfortable and non-threatening environment. Just as the problems that plague the inner city continue to evolve, Urban Dreams continues to change to meet them.
Urban Dreams offers programs that are in tune to the unique issues affecting Polk County's economically depressed areas. Programs including information and referral and ex-offender support have been just two of the services that Urban Dreams offers at no cost. Urban Dreams is also a state licensed substance abuse and mental health treatment facility. In addition, Urban Dreams' building is a "safe haven" where people can come to watch TV, use the telephone, or just relax.
Located in the heart of Des Moines' inner city, Urban Dreams is accessible to those who need it most. This area leads Polk County in families living in poverty, low wage earners, single family households, high school dropout rates, ex-offender residency, gang participation, abandoned property, overall crime rates, and other problems too numerous to mention.
Urban Dreams works closely with area churches, Polk County government, area colleges, and universities, and numerous other organizations and businesses whom are mutually committed to the betterment of the Central Iowa. Along with the funding and support of contributing individuals and corporations, these organizations see their participation as an investment in the future of Des Moines and the state of Iowa.