"Called by our faith in Jesus Christ to act in love, The House of Compassion responds to the needs of our neighbor and advocates for justice and dignity for all".
That's not only our Mission Statement, but also our guiding principle in all that we do and in all the ways we serve our community. Founded in 1994 as a way to meet community needs in Marshall County, we have grown to encompass three services: Supply Closet, Soup Kitchen and Client Services. At one time in our organization's history we also operated an overnight emergency shelter. We are actively working to reopen a shelter that best fits the needs of our greater community.
Our Soup Kitchen offers a hot meal to anyone who has the need Sunday-Friday. At this time, due to the pandemic, meals are only being offered as a To-Go option.
One of the greatest parts of our growing relationships with the community has been our Community Garden, which helps provide produce for the Soup Kitchen in an effort to provide balanced nutrition.
Our Supply Closet is another way to extend grace to our neighbors. For individuals or families in need of essential household items they can visit us once a month to get an extra helping hand during tough times.
Client Services helps those who qualify with a variety of needs. Often times our neighbors are in need of assistance with utility bills, drivers license fees, prescription & dental vouchers, or even obtaining a birth certificate. Our aim is to solve the issues we can and refer to other agencies for those we cannot.
Proud partner of the Marshalltown Area United Way since 2016.