The Lotus Community Project

We Believe.

Every woman, child, and family should have access to adequate housing, support, and resources in our community. We're working hard to make that a reality.

Check out our upcoming events!

We're always up to something! Follow the link for more info on upcoming events or to sign up for activities.

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Thrift Store

Lotus Treasures

Lotus Treasures is a thrift store supported by community donations with all proceeds supporting the Lotus Community Project. We accept donations of all kinds to use at the shelter and to sell in the thrift store. Contact the store for donation information during business hours.

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Visit in Person

707 2nd Street
Webster City, IA 50595

(515) 524-6012

The Need


We believe that cycles can be broken, families can find healing, and that our families can become self-sufficient and successful after major setbacks in life. By providing access to support and resources, the Lotus Community Project strives to help single women and all family units create better lives for themselves and their families.


Percentage of households that are run by a single parent in Webster County.


Number of individuals and families that Lotus has sheltered since opening in 2019.


Estimated ratio of families seeking affordable housing to number of units available.

90 mi.

Lotus is located in Webster Co and serves a 6-county area. Without Lotus, families would have to travel 90 miles for shelter.


"Transitional housing and support for homeless women and children is so desperately needed in our community. Once completed, the Lotus Community Project will not only assist homeless women and children with shelter, but will also provide them with guidance and support to reestablish their lives with dignity and purpose."

Celia Taylor
Executive Director, Fort Dodge Housing Agency

"The Lotus Community Project will fill a vital role in the health and wellbeing of the community as a whole. It will provide dignity, validate purpose and worth, and help women to reestablish their lives in the context of a supportive and caring community."

Kenneth Hays
Administrator, Webster County Social Services

Making an Impact


The Lotus Community Project is focused on supporting single women and all families in need. Our experienced staff and network of community partners provide support, training, coaching, and access to create the best opportunity for success.

Emergency Shelter Services

We offer shelter and transitional housing to single adult women and all family units with children. Check out "Our Facilites" for more information!

Case Management

Taking the first steps toward success can be intimidating, but we're here to help.

Peer Support

Sometimes knowing that you're not alone makes all the difference.

Community Partnerships


The Lotus Community Project is proud to be working with other service providers in Fort Dodge and surrounding areas. Together we're able to accelerate the positive impact that our organizations make in the community.

County Social Services
Fort Dodge Housing
Community Volunteers
Law Enforcement
Mental Health Providers
Healthcare Providers
Faith Communities
Beacon of Hope

Interested in working with us? Get in touch!

"The Lotus is a reminder of the beauty that comes from change, the magic that new beginnings bring, and the seed of potential that’s buried in the most unlikely places."
- J.W.

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