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Iowa Shares - Iowa City

Iowa SharesConnecting People Who Care with Causes that Matter

Iowa Shares is a coalition of social change, environmental and cultural nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Iowa. We make a direct impact on our communities through research, education, advocacy and direct service.

You can be a part of supporting Iowa Shares through workplace giving and direct support. Your gifts, no matter what size, will make it possible for our members to:

  • support the arts within our community
  • educate the public on threats to our air and water
  • protect animals
  • fight for equality and human rights
  • and so much more!
Iowa Shares
20 E. Market Street
Iowa City, IA 52245
PH: 319-338-1446


Optimae - Cedar Rapids

OptimaeVision: Through employee ownership and fiscal responsibility, Optimae LifeServices seeks to be a recognized leader in health care and human services, providing meaningful support and successful outcomes.

Mission: Optimae offers comprehensive customer driven services that encourage choice, empowerment and community integration.

Optimae LifeServices, Inc. provides health care and human services for individuals with disabilities and mental illness in 36 Southeastern and Central Iowa counties. For three decades, we have equipped our customers with supports and services that encourage choice, empowerment and community integration.

Our programs include community-based, behavioral health, home health and residential care services. We advocate for the rights and needs of approximately 5,100 Iowans each year, providing the quality of care we would want for our own family.

2750 1st Avenue NE, Suite 420
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone (319) 364-4803
Fax (319) 364-4799


Proteus - Iowa City

ProteusMission: We provide communities with health, educational and economic opportunities.

Vision: Proteus will be recognized as a premier community service organization

To achieve this vision, we will act on these beliefs:

  • Strive to make programs accessible to as many members of the community as possible.
  • Embrace diversity in staff, recipients of services, program delivery, and in programs as a whole.
  • Develop a culture of respect and acceptance in our organization and general community.
  • Create, evaluate, and maintain programs to meet the changing needs of our communities.
  • Treat all people in a honest, caring and respectful manner.

1548 South Gilbert Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
PH: 800-397-9675


Reach For Your Potential - Iowa City

Reach for your potentialOUR MISSION: Reach for Your Potential, Inc. exists to provide services to people with disabilities to foster their independence and to achieve their personal goals.

Through our residential and day center services we allow individuals the opportunity to:

  • live in and explore the community
  • work
  • go to school
  • volunteer
  • interact socially with family, peers, and friends be a participating member of the Iowa City community.

Our services are designed to meet the unique needs of each individual we serve.

1705 S. 1st Ave., Ste I, Iowa City

PH: 319-354-2983


Ronald McDonald House Charities - Iowa City, Cedar Rapids

Ronald McDonald HouseThe Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois helps families with sick children stay close to each other and the care they and resources they need, when they need it most.

Through the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City and our Family Rooms in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, we help remove the barriers that separate families while they receive treatment for a critically ill or injured child. We’re more than just a place to stay—our House and Family Rooms provide the essential comforts of home: warm beds, hot showers, home-cooked meals, kitchen and laundry facilities, a playground, recreation areas, and more.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois welcomes families from all backgrounds, and never turns away guests due to an inability to pay.

730 Hawkins Dr., Iowa City
PH: 319-356-3939

150 11th St. N.E., Cedar Rapids
PH: 319-369-5192


Successful Living - Iowa City

Successful LivingSuccessful Living is a non-profit organization serving persons 18 years and older who are chronically mentally ill. We help individuals find their path to mental health recovery. Our program encourages the development of skills and support which are vital to living fully and independently in our community. Services at Successful Living are one-to-one, including hands-on training in areas such as: budgeting, housing, education, communications, socialization, self-care, nutrition, meal planning, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills.

Since its inception in 1998, Successful Living has been helping clients who are affected by mental illness build better lives for themselves. Successful Living is tireless in its efforts to provide access to services and resources for its clients, and supports their recovery in powerful and compassionate ways as they work toward life goals, individual and shared.

2406 Towncrest Dr, Iowa City, IA 52240

PH: 319-358-6800


Systems Unlimited, Inc. - Iowa City

Systems UnlimitedSystems Unlimited was started by parents seeking alternatives to institutionalization for their children in the early 70’s. We were one of the first agencies in the country that obtained low income housing from HUD which allowed people to live in small, non-institutional environments in a community of their choice.

The philosophy that drove these early efforts to obtain housing and services in the community, has now expanded to a wide range of services—over 15 major services in all. We offer services which range from supported living, to employment services and a day program, and on to Behavioral Health Intervention Services and therapy services. The agency now serves over 1,200 children, adults and families in forty-five cities and towns throughout Eastern Iowa.

2533 Scott Blvd SE
Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 319.338.9212
Toll-free: 800.401.3665


Table to Table - Iowa City

Table to TableThe mission of Table to Table is to keep wholesome, edible food from going to waste by collecting it from donors and distributing to those in need through agencies that serve the hungry, homeless and at-risk populations.

Since we began in April of 1996, Table to Table volunteers have rescued and distributed over 16 million pounds of food to area agencies.

840 S Capitol Street
Iowa City, IA 52240



World Link - Kalona

World LinkProviding "Exchange With A Purpose" is the mission of World Link, a private non-profit organization headquartered in Kalona, Iowa (USA). World Link conducts exchange programs for youth through publicly sponsored projects that seek to improve the understanding and cooperation among the peoples and cultures of the world. Countries served by World Link are determined by the U.S. Congress, or other government sponsor, and are selected to serve public diplomacy missions. Since the World Link founders were initially involved in exchange programs in 1993, over 3,000 student participants and 300 teachers have been involved in exchange programs. World Link was founded in 2002, with a merger of staff from international program departments from the National FFA Organization and the Russian Rural Youth Union. Today, World Link, is still operated by its’ founders and built a network of 4 staff and 20 local coordinators to implement the cultural exchange programs.

Address: 905 M. Ave., Kalona, IA 52247; USA
Toll Free Phone: 877.656.4590
Office Fax: 319-656-4587


REM Iowa

REM IowaSince 1979, REM Iowa has provided quality services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other complex challenges. We also offer services for adults with brain injuries and provide a range of programs, including residential services and day and vocational programs. Our personalized approach maximizes each person's unique efforts to learn, grow and thrive in the communities they call home. REM Iowa is a partner of The MENTOR Network, a national network of local health and human services providers offering an array of quality, community-based services across the country.

In our Host Home program, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
live in private family homes with dedicated caregivers who we call Mentors.

Are you a case manager, social worker or family member looking for community-based supports?  Make a Referral to learn more about how REM Iowa can help.

REM Developmental Services

2761 Oakdale Boulevard, Suite 4
Coralville, IA 52241
Tel: (319) 665-2440

REM Iowa and REM Iowa Community Services

402 Westcor Drive, Unit A
Coralville, IA 52241
Tel: (319) 545-1227

REM Iowa

1220 Industrial Avenue, Unit B
Hiawatha, IA 52233
Tel: (319) 294-0430

REM Iowa Community Services

1220 Industrial Avenue, Unit C
Hiawatha, IA 52233
Tel: (319) 294-0264

REM Iowa Developmental Services HCBS

1220 Industrial Avenue, Unit A
Hiawatha, IA 52233
Tel: (319) 378-9333

REM Iowa Developmental Services ICF/ID

750 North Center Point Road
Hiawatha, IA 52233
Tel: (319) 378-2940