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The Center serves more than 3,700 individuals last year, including 645 children plus their parents/guardians. Your donation ensures that the most vulnerable people may access quality mental health services.

Depression, post-traumatic stress and other psychological challenges are serious yet treatable. As a nonprofit mental health organization, the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center provides high quality services to all who walk through our doors including those who are uninsured or underinsured. Your contribution will help ensure access to quality mental health services – and save lives.

12 gifts in 12 months — Please consider a recurring donation to help others access quality mental health services all year long. 
  • $250 per month helps a veteran who considers suicide.
  • $100 per month helps an adolescent who is bullied at school.
  • $50 per month helps parents who grieve the death of their son or daughter.
  • $25 per month helps a family relate to a loved one who suffers addiction.
  • $10 per month helps a child distressed by domestic violence.

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Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Gifts to the Center are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law.To make a contribution to help the Center continue to serve clients who are unable to afford counseling, donate online now. Or please call Terri Speirs at (515) 274-4006 or send your tax-deductible contribution to:

Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
Attn: Terri Speirs
8553 Urbandale Ave.
Urbandale, IA 50322.

With your help, counseling can be a life-changing and empowering step toward restoring lives, rebuilding relationships, re-establishing hope for the future, and preventing a spiral into debilitating mental illness and/or destructive behaviors.

Donating to the Center’s Counseling Assistance

Your gift to the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center will provide hope and healing for a child or adult who seeks healing and relief from a variety of symptoms related to excessive stress, loss, debilitating chronic or terminal illness, abuse, violence, life transitions and upheavals.

Counseling assistance increases access to services and is the best preventative measure for psychological health and well being. The skill, compassion and expertise provided by our highly-credentialed counselors are crucial to supporting individuals and families as they struggle through life’s challenges. The whole community benefits as each individual/each family takes steps, through counseling, toward emotional stability and then social maturity and economic self-sufficiency, building the foundation for productive members of our community.

For over 45 years, the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center has provided counseling to people from the full spectrum of socio-economic means. Some of our clients have insurance or personal funds to pay for the counseling they need. For our uninsured, underinsured, and lower- and moderate-income clients, the Center provides a sliding scale for payment, based on income and family size. Again, we are able to offer our counseling on this ability-to-pay basis thanks to contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and congregations.

Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center is able to provide help through quality affordable counseling on an ability-to-pay basis thanks to donations from individuals like you. Please consider a contribution of cash or stock to support our work with clients who could not otherwise have access to the hope and healing of counseling. Contact Terri Speirs at, 515-274-4006, or mail your tax-deductible gift to the Center.