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Helping Your Sisters and Wives Get The Lives They Deserve 

We offer the only combo solution of residential housing and holistic programs in Iowa. 


The women we help prosper after incarceration – and it’s all because of you.

We have helped Countless women to date! 
And every penny of your generosity increases that number every day.

Recovery is a journey…


Not a destination. 


At Crossroads of Iowa, we believe in giving women the second chance at life everyone deserves. 


We provide our signature two-punch approach.


Residential environments combined with holistic programs – focused on mental wellness and the return to everyday life. 


Many women fresh out of jail and prison have no one to turn to, no where to go.


We provide a community and living space for these women as they get back on their feet. 


Everyone’s recovery looks different, 

What works for one person might not work for the next.

Which is why we offer a wide array of classes aimed at ending drug-related recidivism and relapse for women. 


Your donations enable us to help the mothers and daughters of our community.


And for that, we are endlessly grateful for you. 


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Help Women In Need!

Almost all of our funding comes from tax-deductible donations from good-hearted people like you!


What?: Join Crossroads of Iowa's $100 Dollar Club

What does it require? A small donation of $2.00 a month!

How?: Use Paypay on our website,, through Venmo or mail a check to 2815 100th St. Suite 111, Urbandale, IA 50322.  


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Crossroads of Iowa works to reduce people from returning to jail and prison. We are looking for a few good men and women to build our board. Without a fundraiser on staff, Crossroads is dependent on members to plan virtual events, post fundraisers on-line and reach out to the community for support. A president is needed to help execute activities and a treasurer is needed to work with the volunteer accountant. At a minimum, the treasurer will be able to report on monthly financials. If any of these activities attract you, please contact Ruth at 515-633-7968,

Crossroads of Iowa strives to reduce recidivism and is looking for special individual/s that will provide classes inside The Polk County Jail.


A) Dependable class facilitators for Friday mornings each week are needed for ongoing Finding Your Voice classes.

B) A backup person is needed for all facilitator's classes, when someone is ill or on vacation: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings, 9:00am and 10:00am.  Finding Your Voice Classes are on Monday or Friday mornings, 9:00am and 10:00am. Writing/Literature classes are Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 9:00am and 10:00am.  


Materials and curriculum are provided and easy to follow. Beginning facilitators, will be trained by an experienced class leader. Our classes tend to be therapeutic for class participants, but are not religious based (the Jail has a full time Chaplain).


Inmates sign up for classes on a voluntary basis and appreciate our classes. A background check and jail orientation are required prior to facilitating a class. It takes approximately a month to go through the clearance process. A one year commitment is needed. If interested, contact Ruth Hardin, 515- 633-7968 or


We earned a 2021 Silver Seal of Transparency, demonstrating our commitment to transparency! Learn more about our organization’s impact through our #NonprofitProfile on @CandidDotOrg. 

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