Anawim Housing
Monthly E-Newsletter | August 2022
Thursday, Nov. 3rd | Registration Open!
Anawim Housing is hosting our very special annual event to support those moving into Anawim from homelessness - the We Empower Families ThanksGIVING event! Join us for an evening of moving stories of resiliency, food, drink and community.

When: Thursday, Nov. 3rd
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Where: Mainframe Studios | 900 Keo Way, Des Moines

Special Artist Feature: For this year's event, we are combining art with our mission of developing stable homes and strengthening people and communities. Held at Mainframe Studios, the event will feature a captivating photographic display by Photographer Joe Crimmings titled: Project Des Moines. The display aims to challenge the idea of what homelessness looks like, level the playing field, and create room for exploration of thoughts, biases and stigmas.

Registration is now open! Event is free and open to all. We invite you to come learn more about We Empower Families and help make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
We have sponsorship opportunities still available - please contact Kate if you or your company would like to learn more about becoming a valued sponsor for our event!

Kate Bergeron: | 515-809-1157

2021 - 2022 ANNUAL REPORT
The 2021 Anawim Housing Annual Report | 2022 Progress Report is now available online. See the impact Anawim Housing has had on the community over the past year through your support and critical funding. 

  • We introduce our updated Mission, Vision and NEW company Value Statements!
  • Read about new programs like Catalyst!
  • Read yearly highlights within Anawim Housing's Permanent Supportive Housing program where 389 individuals were served in 2021- all whom previously experienced homelessness.
  • The people we serve are at the heart of all we do. Meet some of our families - like Charlee and her children (pictured on cover)
  • View collected stats on who we serve, the number of units we manage, and impact
  • View our Donor Honor Roll - a collective list of all who gave in support of our mission over the past year
  • So much more!

If you would like to request a hard copy version of our annual report, please contact
These important statements help put into words Anawim's driving purpose, intent, action, and vision for the future! Check them out inside the Annual Report

Join us for the Anawim Housing Fall Tour of Homes! Catch a ride with us to see and tour Anawim's diverse housing solutions within our community - spanning from affordable housing to permanent supportive housing for those who have come to Anawim from homelessness.

There were will be TWO tour time options:
11:00 - 12PM OR 12:30 - 1:30PM

Register and learn more by clicking the link! Tours will start at the Anawim Housing office - lunch will be provided.

Featuring Cynthia Latcham, Executive Director
If you've had a chance to flip through the new Sept/Oct issue of dsm Magazine, you may spot Anawim's Executive Director Cynthia Latcham, featured in the Women Leaders and Incredible Nonprofits and the Women Behind Them sections! We're proud to feature our wonderful executive director alongside all the talented women professionals listed in this issue.

Cynthia shared with dsm her guiding principles: Always treat people with dignity and respect. Leave people better than you find them. Look for victories and celebrate them. Give credit to your staff for organizational success. Be mindful of the direct impact our organization's choices have on those we serve

Read Cynthia's full interview with dsm Magazine by clicking READ MORE

This past month, we celebrated moving into our new office space on 48th Street in Des Moines with a special ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. Thank you to the Des Moines West Side Chamber and Fuse DSM Chamber for partnering with us and to our Anawim Housing board members, staff and all who attended!

We are excited to be in a space that greatly meets the needs of our growing team, keeps us centralized in our community and allows for expansion of housing solutions and services for those in need.

View all the photos from the ribbon cutting on our Facebook page by clicking READ MORE

Anawim Housing President Russ Frazier, and Executive Director Cynthia Latcham are joined by Board Members, staff, the West Side Chamber and Fuse DSM Chamber to cut the ribbon on our new office space

NOW HIRING! Join our Team
Anawim Housing has immediate openings to join our team! Currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Director of Advancement
  • YHOP Peer Support Advocate
  • PSH Program Manager - Council Bluffs, Iowa

Full Circle Recovery Community Center is also hiring for the following position:

  • Volunteer Coordinator- Council Bluffs, Iowa

Read more about our employment opportunities and apply today by clicking LEARN MORE

Interested in helping us work to end homelessness?

Anawim Housing develops stable homes and strengthens communities