The Iowa City Catholic Worker House, located on the east side of town near the Sycamore Mall, is a private home currently offering up our extra bedrooms for those in need of short-term transitional housing. We also serve weekend potluck meals, and provide a gathering place for Worship and Bible study, playing chess and Pinochle, or just talking with interesting folks. Volunteers work together on cooking, cleanup, repairs, and gardening,  with a broad base of community support and donations keeping the endeavor and its vision alive and vibrant.

For thou hast been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat — Isaiah 25:4

Join us for Mass and Potluck the first Friday of every month at 6pm!
March 6, 2020

We've also started a second monthly Mass in Spanish - next weekday morning Mass TBA!


The Newman Catholic Student Center at the University of Iowa is one volunteer group that often cooks and serves meals at the Catholic Worker House. Are you interested in serving a meal to the poor with your friends, family, church group, or other organization? Drop us a line at iowacitycatholicworker@gmail.com and we'll plug you into our community network.

We offer a Free Foot Care Clinic the third Saturday of every month, from 4-7pm. Join us Saturday, March 21 and soak your feet, get a pedicure, your nails and callus' trimmed, and receive other foot treatments from friends who care.

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We are now filling our Free Little Pantry twice a day and handing out over 100 pounds of food every week. Our current need besides meal sign-ups is pantry items! Please contribute by donating non-perishable pantry items, such as: canned food, soups, pastas, and fruit; granola bars, fig newtons, macaroni and cheese, ramen noodles, juice boxes, bottled water, etc.  Drop them off at 1414 Sycamore Street. If no one is home, please leave by back door. 




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