Celebrating Residents' Achievements
April -
April, a former resident, stopped in recently to share flowers with the staff at Ruth Harbor in celebration of her one-year of sobriety! April visits us now and then, and stays in touch with her House Parents and former roommates. She always expresses deep appreciation for RHM’s part in her growth. She is still growing and developing but knows she can come back for support and encouragement any time she needs it!
Des Moines Resident -
One of our residents at the Des Moines Home secured a new job at New Horizons Academy, and in the same week found out she's having a baby boy!
Carlisle Residents -
Two of our residents at the Carlisle Home have graduated from Project Iowa , a non-profit organization that offers support and training services to Iowans seeking better careers.
You Should Get to Know
Wendy Carlson,
Finance & Database Coordinator
Wendy is the newest member of the Ruth Harbor team. She was hired in March of this year when long-time employee, Sandy Braziel, retired.

In her role at Ruth Harbor Ministries, Wendy records and deposits donations and payables, handles bank reconciliations, finance reporting from the ministry's accounting software and database, and anything else that may fit into her role from day to day.
Photo of Wendy Carlson
Wendy says she enjoys seeing the people she works with (even when it's on Zoom), and she loves working with a ministry that helps meet the needs of others and blesses our community. "Finance and accounting tasks are especially rewarding to me, but to be able to do this work with Ruth Harbor is an answer to prayer and encourages my walk with Christ," said Wendy.

Wendy and her family moved to the Des Moines area from the Quad Cities at the end of 2018. "We love the church we’ve joined and the opportunities for fellowship and growth," said Wendy. In her free time, Wendy enjoys playing golf, disc golf and mini golf. She also likes to play cards, board games and mind challenging games, but her greatest joy is traveling to visit loved ones and/or see the ocean.
Did You Know?
You can support Ruth Harbor Ministries with every purchase you make on Amazon, and there's absolutely no added cost to you!

Simply visit the AmazonSmile page and select Ruth Harbor as the charity of your choice. Then, make sure you always shop from your Amazon Smile link (desktop & mobile) when you order from Amazon. O.5% of your purchase comes directly to the ministry, and it really adds up!
Our Fundraising Banquet will be here before you know it!
Thursday, November 12th.
More details to come!
Join Us For Praise & Prayer
If you are interested in listening-in and/or participating in this month's Praise & Prayer Gathering, please email us at  for more information, or  visit our website  for call-in details and our latest " Praise & Prayers" list .
Our next Praise & Prayer Gathering is
Tuesday, August 4th at 5:00 p.m.
**By Phone Only*
Learn more about Ruth Harbor's
" Legacy For Life " endowment fund.

Ruth Harbor Ministries
515-279-4661 |

All of our services are provided at no cost to the residents, and as an interdenominational, Christ-centered ministry, we cannot accept government funding for expenses directly related to serving our residents . We rely solely on the support of corporate and private funding to offer our services.