In September 2012, CISS opened its new facility. Central Iowa Shelter & Services’ Mission is to provide low-barrier shelter, meals and support services at no cost to adults experiencing homelessness and to facilitate their move toward self-sufficiency.
Along with expanded housing capacity, CISS provides an on-site health clinic, food pantry, clothing closet, classrooms, and a 30-foot growing dome. Genus is proud to have been involved in this project from its inception as lead for the site planning and phased implementation. With outdoor programming expanding over the past five years, our team has been involved with fundraising, design and construction of a community garden, growing dome, plaza and garden spaces, shade pergolas, and outdoor recreation amenities.