Mission, Vision, Values:
To support clients in meeting basic needs so all in our community can reach their potential.
Clive Community Services will be a recognized leader in responding to multiple needs of families/individuals and linking them to resources that enable them to become healthy and productive members of our community. CCS is uniquely committed to meeting the needs of immigrant communities and seeks to facilitate their adjustment to our neighborhood and enhance their quality of life.
Clive Community Services was approved as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation on December 9, 2014 and opened its doors in August 2016. It was founded by Linda Shanks, Chad Whitmore, and Stephanie Horak in response to a growing level of need in the Crestview School neighborhood.
The number of families in need of our services in Clive has grown exponentially over the last decade. For example, eleven years ago 7% of Crestview School of Inquiry students were on free and reduced lunch. Now that number is about 73%. The east section of Clive has the largest percentage of these students and their families. Our location, within walking distance of Crestview School of Inquiry, is convenient for many in the neighborhood. As Clive continues to grow, we feel that we should be taking care of our citizens with services including food, clothing, educational services and a free clinic.
Monetary donations are tax exempt.
Clive Community Services is a DMARC (Des Moines Area Religious Council) food pantry and is a proud partner of Food Bank of Iowa.
Our Free Clinic is affiliated with Free Clinics of Iowa.
EMBARC (Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center) provides services to our mutual clients in our facilities.
We also work with West Des Moines Community Schools.
Executive Director Lisa Earles.
Board of Directors:
Clive Community Services Board of Directors provides strategic vision and monitors CCS’s fiscal and operational integrity. The current members of the board are:
Stephanie Horak, President
Chad Whitmore, Vice President
Lu Anne Gafford, Treasurer
Leslee Sheffield, Secretary
Linda Shanks, Past President
Mary Ann Zug