House Of Compassion

★★★★☆
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641-752-5999

211 W Church St

Marshalltown, IA

50158

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My husband, son and I moved to Marshalltown in 2003 for a friend and the friend dumped us off at this shelter. They gave us a place to stay and meals. My husband got a job the third day we were there and we were able to get a car when our van decided to die on us. The people that volunteered to stay at the shelter every night with all of us that were there were very nice. The only person that I can say that I did not like was Jean...she was the lady who ran the shelter then. She was one of those people who were very snippy to everyone and half acted like she was better than you because you had to stay in a shelter. She was nice in a rude way if you can understand that. When it was coming close to the end of our stay, she bluntly told us that our 30 days were almost up and that we needed to find somewhere else to go. We had not been able to save much money because we had to leave the shelter at about 7am and we were not allowed back in until later in the day which meant we were stuck driving trying to find things to do and we also had to spend money to buy food throughout the day for our 1 year old.Luckily, there were some apartments in town that were very nice to work with us so we could get an apartment. I commend the work that the shelter does with the help of all the people who selflessly give their time to serve meals and whatnot, and we met a lot of really nice people there, I just think they should have chosen someone different to run it.

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★★★★☆

My husband, son and I moved to Marshalltown in 2003 for a friend and the friend dumped us off at this shelter. They gave us a place to stay and meals. My husband got a job the third day we were there and we were able to get a car when our van decided to die on us. The people that volunteered to stay at the shelter every night with all of us that were there were very nice. The only person that I can say that I did not like was Jean...she was the lady who ran the shelter then. She was one of those people who were very snippy to everyone and half acted like she was better than you because you had to stay in a shelter. She was nice in a rude way if you can understand that. When it was coming close to the end of our stay, she bluntly told us that our 30 days were almost up and that we needed to find somewhere else to go. We had not been able to save much money because we had to leave the shelter at about 7am and we were not allowed back in until later in the day which meant we were stuck driving trying to find things to do and we also had to spend money to buy food throughout the day for our 1 year old.Luckily, there were some apartments in town that were very nice to work with us so we could get an apartment. I commend the work that the shelter does with the help of all the people who selflessly give their time to serve meals and whatnot, and we met a lot of really nice people there, I just think they should have chosen someone different to run it.

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I can remember when my family volunteered to stay overnight to serve dinner and supervise. It was a great experience. Every town needs to have a homeless shelter no matter the size and I love that the House of Compassion involves the community in the running of things. My only wish would be that it would be open for drop in services during the day as well.

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I can remember when my family volunteered to stay overnight to serve dinner and supervise. It was a great experience. Every town needs to have a homeless shelter no matter the size and I love that the House of Compassion involves the community in the running of things. My only wish would be that it would be open for drop in services during the day as well.

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More about House Of Compassion

The House of Compassion has a mission to help reach the needs of the elderly and low income in Marshall County. Our programs are possible only through donations from churches, businesses, and individuals in the community. Services of the House of Compassion started in 1994 when several churches in the area came together to assist those experiencing the effects of poverty.