Advocacy for Johnson County

600 E. Court Ave., Suite 100, Des Moines, IA 50309 · Map »
866-554-5378 (toll free)
1556 S. First Ave., Suite B, Iowa City, IA 52240 · Map »
Access 2 Independence's mission is to empower individuals with disabilities throughout the Eastern Iowa Corridor through education, advocacy, and peer support, so that they may achieve greater independence and integrated community participation.
317 Seventh Ave. S.E., Suite 402, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 · Map »
24/7 help line - 800-272-3900 Advocate: To learn more about Alzheimer's Advocary and Public Policy or email:
855 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA 52240 · Map »
319-356-6050 or 866-886-9207 (toll free)
Jessie Parker Bldg. 510 E. Twelfth St., Suite 2, Des Moines, IA 50319 · Map »
515-725-3333 or 800-532-3213 (toll free)
Under the Older American’s Act, the Iowa Department on Aging is mandated to carry out the intervention in, investigation of, and response to elder abuse, neglect and exploitation including financial exploitation. The advocacy methods include providing public awareness, outreach, education, training, and consultation to the general public, system partners, and stakeholders.
1556 S. First Ave., Suite A, Iowa City, IA 52240 · Map »
Elder Services, Inc. provides programs, services, and resources to assist persons age 60 and older in Johnson County and east central Iowa to stay active, independent, and safe in their own homes.
6301 Kirkwood Blvd. S.W., Cedar Rapids, IA 52406 · Map »
319-398-5559 or 800-332-5934 (toll free)
The Heritage Area Agency on Aging has Task Forces on Aging in each of the counties served. These Task Forces: assist in developing the area's strategic plan. conduct meetings that relate to aging issues. represent the interests of older persons residing in their respective counties. reviewing and commenting on community policies, programs and actions which affect older persons with the intent of assuring maximum coordination and responsiveness to and for older persons.
1025 Wade St., Iowa City, IA 52240 · Map »
319-351-5665 or 800-897-3052 (toll-free)
Iowa City Hospice has been committed to community education since our inception. Our volunteer speakers bureau is available, free of charge, to churches, service clubs, associations, council meetings, businesses and other community groups. Speakers can address a variety of end-of-life topics, including hospice care, grief support, and volunteering at Iowa City Hospice.
524 Fourth Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 · Map »
515-281-1333 or 800-362-2587 (toll-free)
With the proper training and tools, a blind person can succeed just like any sighted person. The blind person might simply accomplish the goal in an alternative way.  The Iowa Department for the Blind helps educate, train and empower blind and visually impaired individuals to pursue lifelong goals.  Through the website, PSAs, brochures and Media Kits can be ordered.
1305 E. Walnut St., Des Moines, IA 50319 · Map »
Lucas State Office Bldg., 321 E. Twelfth St., Des Moines, IA 50319 · Map »
Jessie M. Parker Bldg., 510 E. Twelfth St., Suite 2, Des Moines, IA 50319 · Map »
515-725-3333 or 800-532-3213 (toll-free)
The Iowa Department on Aging is mandated by the Older Americans Act to serve as an effective, visible advocate for older individuals and family caregivers in Iowa. Advocacy includes reviewing and commenting upon all plans, budgets and policies that impact older individuals.
855 S. Dubuque St., Suite 202B, Iowa City, IA 52240 · Map »
A livable community is where everyone can age successfully, which is defined as living as vital a life as possible with the opportunity to flourish in the community. The JCLC Strategic Plan outlines a three-year plan of action, goals, objectives and activities to help residents maintain an independent life as they age. Johnson Country Social Services
319-541-0318 or 866-236-1430
The Long-Term Care Ombudsmen are there to help answer questions about assisted living and elder group programs, nursing and residential care facilities, as well as the wide variety of issues that arise.  They are here to support the choices of residents and tenants and act as an advocate.
5835 Grand Ave., Suite 106, Des Moines, IA 50312 · Map »
515-255-1310 or 800-747-5352 (toll free)
We will voice the Older Iowans' needs to the general public, all governmental bodies, and service providers. We will provide opportunities for older Iowans to learn and participate in governmental processes to help solve problems facing seniors.
421 Butler Farm Rd., Hampton, VA 23666 · Map »
800-532-5274 (toll-free)
Patient Advocate Foundation's Patient Services provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness.
2533 Scott Blvd. S.E., Iowa City, IA 52240 · Map »
800-401-3665 (toll free)
Systems Unlimited, Inc. is a non-profit corporation serving people with disabilities and other challenges throughout eastern Iowa. Our mission is to serve children, adults and families with disabilities and other challenges to achieve their maximum potential and quality of life. Our successes have made us a recognized leader in the area and the field of human services
Please Note: Iowa City Hospice does not specifically endorse the activities of these organizations, but offers their information as a sample of the kinds of materials and services that are available.