Women at the Well UMC is a mission congregation, located within the walls of the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women at Mitchellville, Iowa. To be a mission congregation means that we recognize that this church will never be financially self-supporting, largely because those who attend make $0.20 - 0.50 per hour.

It is our goal, however, to be self-sustaining. This means that we strive to build relationships with others in ways that will provide sufficient funding to support our ministry. Partner Organizations are the heart of this goal.

A Partner Organization pledges to support Women at the Well UMC with their prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness for a three (3) year period. For the Partner Organization, this is an important expression of their support and solidarity with the women incarcerated by the State of Iowa, and for Women at the Well it is a key means of assuring the sustainability of this ministry into the future.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of becoming a Partner Organization further, please download a copy of our Partner Organization Agreement, or contact Daniel Schott for more information (womenatthewell@iaumc.org, (515) 822-4599).