Our Philosophy

Community Support Advocates is committed to partnering to promote recovery and growth. Our services are driven by choice, with a focus on individualized community services and supports and maximum community integration. We incorporate a variety of approaches into the support we provide including; Positive Behavior Supports, Strengths Based Approach, Universal Enhancements, Trauma Informed Care, and Motivational Interviewing.

Service Access

Accessing disability services can be confusing. Community Support Advocates can assist as an Access Point for disability services in Polk County. If you are unsure if you are eligible for services or if you need to make a referral for disability services in Polk County, you can contact our Referral Coordinator. We provide a variety of coordination services including Targeted Case Management, Service Coordination, and Care Coordination.

Integrated Care

We take an integrated approach to support services for individuals with disabilities. We believe that individuals are best able to grow and recover if their support system sees them as a whole person. This means addressing their interrelated mental and behavioral health, physical health, and social needs together. We support individuals and families by developing an integrated team of professionals and paraprofessionals who provide “wrap around” services to improve wellness.

Transition Services

We believe that young people with mental health and behavioral health challenges face unique issues as they move toward adulthood. Our specialized Transition Services serve as a resource to youth and families, building a bridge between the child and adult disability systems and stakeholders. Our staff has expertise in funding, service options, and eligibility for both child and adult disability systems in Iowa.

Our Purpose

CSA was formed to assist persons with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, or other developmental disabilities in gaining access to appropriate housing, needed medical services, and interrelated social, vocational, and educational services.

These services are driven by choice, with a focus on growth, individualized community services and supports, and maximum community integration.

Selected one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces

  • Des Moines Register Top Work Places 2013

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