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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 Laurie Betts Sloterdyk at (515) 274-4006 x 137 or send your tax-deductible contribution to:

Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
Attn: Laurie Betts Sloterdyk
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 Client Assistance Fund

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.

Client 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 48 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 Laurie Betts Sloterdyk at, (515) 274-4006 x 137, or mail your tax-deductible gift to the Center.