"We are dedicated to helping build stronger communities by addressing the effects of poverty on individuals and families."
Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. (UDMO) is one of 18 Community Action Agencies in the State of Iowa and has been serving our communities since 1965.
Community Action Agencies (CAA) are non-profit public and private organizations created to fight poverty at the local level. Today, community action agencies are quite often the primary source of support for more than 32.3 million people living in poverty in the United States.
UDMO strives to deliver a wide range of high-quality services to individuals, families, and children. Many of these individuals and families are our "working poor", earning low wages or living without health insurance and other benefits.
UDMO provides a helping hand during times of crisis, aiding families as they get back on their feet. Compassionate staff members work diligently to provide continued support while encouraging families to achieve self-sufficiency.