The Heritage Agency has the knowledge and expertise to help older adults, persons with disabilities, their caregivers and families address questions about aging in our community. Our services are designed to support informed decision making and to empower independent living and access to long term services and supports.
6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids
While our Chapter is an affiliate of the Alzheimer's Association headquartered in Chicago, all our work is devoted to helping those in East Central Iowa. Currently, there are 80 chapters nation-wide. This Chapter was founded in 1986 in Cedar Rapids, IA by a group of area caregivers and officially incorporated in 1989. In 1995, a Regional Office was opened in Waterloo, IA to help reach more families throughout the 19-county chapter territory.
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
A world without Alzheimer's disease.
317 7th Ave SE, Suite 402
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Serving residents in: Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Tama, and Washington
The Arc of Southeast Iowa is committed to being a leader in offering information, services and advocacy to individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and community; to promote informed choices and the realization of their goals relating to where and how they live, learn, work and play.
2620 Muscatine Ave.
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
Phone: (319) 351-5017
Birthright services are always free, absolutely confidential, and available to any woman regardless of age, race, religion, marital status, or financial situation.
Our Services include:
- Love, hope, and encouragement
- Friendship and emotional support
- Non-judgmental, confidential help
- Free pregnancy tests
- Maternity and baby clothes
- Referrals to:
- Medical supports
- Financial and/or employment resources
- Legal referrals
- Education assistance
- Social assistance
- Professional counseling
- Information on:
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Prenatal development and care
- Parenting skills, child care, and child safety
- Career development and/or continuing education
- Community programs and/or social assistance
If you or someone you know is facing an unplanned pregnancy, feel free to call a local Birthright. Click the Locations tab and find the chapter closest to you. Or call our toll-free Birthright Helpline at 1-800-550-4900 and talk to someone 24/7. Our volunteers are as near as your phone, and they want to help.
341 East College St., Iowa City
Chatham Oaks, Inc. is a private, non-profit agency that offers both residential (RCF) and supported community living (SCL) services to individuals with a chronic mental illness. Services can be provided to individuals 18 years and older from any county or state if they meet the admission criteria and funding is approved.
Chatham Oaks is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of the individuals served. Chatham Oaks staff monitor both physical and mental health needs, assist in securing necessary services and offer skill building opportunities so each individual can achieve their highest potential. Our goal is to improve the quality of life and enhance the self sufficiency of each individual in the chosen environments of their lives.
Chatham Oaks, Inc.
4515 Melrose Avenue,
Iowa City, IA 52246
Elder Services, Inc. (ESI) provides programs, services, and resources to assist persons age 60 and over in Johnson County and east central Iowa to stay active, independent, and safe in their homes.
ESI was founded in July of 1980 as Elderly Services Agency and was created to serve residents of Johnson County age 60 and over. Its original mission was to help older people remain safely in their homes as long as possible by coordinating and delivering paid and volunteer services. In the Spring of 2000, ESA moved to a bigger facility while modernizing its infrastructure and program design, and officially changed its name to Elder Services, Inc.
1486 S. First Ave, Suite B
Iowa City, IA 52240
Four Oaks assures children become successful adults.
The Four Oaks symbol represents the family, the community and the agency standing together with the child to build a future strong as the mighty oak.
Four Oaks services are focused on and rooted in the family. We empower children and families to achieve stability, self-sufficiency and permanency.
5400 Kirkwood Blvd. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
The mission of HACAP above all is to help people develop the skills necessary to become successful and build strong communities.
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. (HACAP) began service for Linn County in 1965, following the enactment of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. This act provided for the development of community action programs that provide:
"services, assistance, and other activities...to give promise of progress toward elimination of poverty." (EOA of 1964, Sec. 202a).
This federal law provided for community-based efforts to minimize the negative impacts of low-wage incomes upon families and the community overall.
In 1968, Linn, Johnson and Jones Counties merged to form Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. Iowa and Benton Counties joined HACAP in 1973 and Washington County was added in 1981. Today, HACAP provides a variety of anti-poverty programs and collaborates with community partners to serve individuals and families within this six-county region.
1515 Hawkeye Drive, Hiawatha Iowa 52233
Horizons, A Family Service Alliance is dedicated to providing opportunities for human development to improve the quality of individual and family lives. Horizons provides a variety of human services across East-Central Iowa including:
- Nutrition & Wellness Programs
- Financial Wellness Center
- Community Based Programs
- Mental Health & Wellness Services
Instill hope, change lives, brighten futures by providing life changing services to under served populations.
Creating a promising future for the individuals and families we serve.
Help. Let’s face it; everyone needs help from time to time. Whether clients are facing a financial crisis or have experienced a difficult life situation, Horizons can help.
Hope. People often walk through our doors feeling like something is wrong, but they have hope that their life can become balanced again. Horizons provides that balance.
Horizons. We are committed to raising the standard of living for the underserved, and to increasing the quality of life for those in our community. Our services are designed to serve people of all ages and from all walks of life. We help people feeling stuck, anxious and overwhelmed know that they are not alone.
Agency Headquarters - Cedar Rapids
819 5th St SE
PO Box 667
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-0667
Phone: 319-398-3943 | 877-653-3123
Iowa City Office
Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity Building
2401 Scott Blvd.
Iowa City, IA 52240
The Housing Fellowship was incorporated as a non-profit in 1990. A community based housing organization, The Housing Fellowship began as a response by representatives from area religious congregations to the severe shortage of affordable homes in our community. The mission of The Housing Fellowship is to provide quality homes that are affordable to people with limited incomes.
The Housing Fellowship has met the rigorous criteria established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is certified as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO). The CHDO certification is monitored annually by the Planning and Community Development Department of Iowa City and by the Iowa Department of Economic Development. Some criteria for the CHDO certification are that one third of the Board of Trustees must represent the low-income community or reside in a HUD designated low income neighborhood and that the non-profit must demonstrate the capacity to develop affordable housing. The Housing Fellowship is one of the premier CHDO’s in the state of Iowa.
322 E. 2nd Street / Iowa City, IA 52240 / Office: 319-358-9212