Employment and Independent Living Services

Access 2 Independence


For over 35 years, Access 2 Independence has worked to increase the self-integration of people with disabilities throughout the Eastern Iowa Corridor.  Their Independent Living Specialists are a source for guidance and referrals, who will work with you to achieve your goals and increase your independence.

They help any person with any disability — regardless of race, gender, class, religion, or sexual orientation, and their services are always free of charge.

Visit access2independence.org or contact at info@access2independence.org

The Arc of Southeastern Iowa

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The Arc provides a wide array of services to our community, including respite, supported community living, summer camps, after school programming, advocacy, parent education, and employment support. They also have a fun, accessible playground behind their building.




Goodwill of the Heartland

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Goodwill of the Heartland serves individuals in 16 eastern Iowa counties. Goodwill provides several services, including employment assistance and training, job placement, supported community living, and day habilitation.


1-866-466-7881 http://www.goodwillheartland.org/


Mayor’s Youth Empowerment Program (MYEP)

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MYEP offers a variety of programs, including day habilitation, supported employment, and supporting community living.


1-319-341-0060 info@myep.us http://www.myep.us/home.html


Reach for Your Potential (REACH)

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REACH provides hourly and daily residential services as well as adult day support for individuals with disabilities. Hourly services are designed to teach daily living skills, such as cooking or money management, and to assist the individuals in achieving their goals for greater independence. Daily services may include ‘round-the-clock care, and are provided in private residences.

1-319-354-2983 djones@reachforyourpotential.org



REM IOWA – Coralville Office

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REM Iowa provides day programs, residential treatment and supported living. They have recently (2015) started an autism-specific residential program in Hiawatha, IA, and hope to expand that model in the future.

Contact: kaylee.martin@thementornetwork.com

(319) 665-2530 http://www.remiowa.com/welcome.aspx


Systems Unlimited

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Systems Unlimited provides a wide range of services to individuals with disabilities and their families. These include supported living and respite, employment services (including vocational training and job coaching), as well as therapy for children and families.


http://www.sui.org/ or at info@sui.org


Village Community


The Village Community is a cooperative model of learning and working for young adults with intellectual disabilities. This parent owned and run 501c3 organization focuses on skill acquisition, onsite and community based learning, and social skill development. The Village works closely with the University of Iowa and other community entities to best support the unique learning needs of its members. The Village offers day habilitation and SCL services through the ID waiver and is an official Special Olympics delegation. Contact: thevillagecommunity@post.com (319) 643-7446

For additional information: www.thevillagecommunity.org https://www.facebook.com/TheVillageCommunity1/