We are excited to announce that 2017 is Community Support Advocate's 20th year in business! In celebration, we are holding a Community Carnival at our office the evening of August 26th from 3-8pm. The Carnival is our way to say thank you to our members, families, and to the Community who have supported us for the past 20 years. When CSA started in 1997, we had only a handful … [Read more...] about Community Support Advocates turns 20!
Vote today to help CSA receive up to $100,000 in grants at : http://act.usatoday.com/submit-an-idea/#/gallery/60445384. Support CSA's submission to USA TODAY Network’s “A Community Thrives” grant contest. Community Support Advocates plans to open Momentum Art Studio this summer, a studio for artists wtih disabilities. The studio will be among the first phase of artist … [Read more...] about CSA to Open Studio for Artists with Disabilities
New Momentum Art Studio for individuals with disabilities asks for your vote April 12 - May 12 Community Support Advocates’ USA TODAY Network “A Community Thrives” video submission requires votes to win grant support for a new art studio planned in Mainframe Studios Des Moines, Iowa (April 10, 2017) - Community Support Advocates (CSA) is planning a new art studio for … [Read more...] about New MOMENTUM Art Studio Needs Your Vote
Join Community Support Advocates on Thursday, February 2nd at 1pm at the South end of the Rotunda. We will talk with Legislators about the importance of finding a permanent and sustainable fix to funding regional mental health and disability services. Come share your story and let your representatives know why services for individuals with disabilities are critical to you, your … [Read more...] about CSA Hosts Legislative Day at State Capital
The Community Support Advocates Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Michael Miller as it's newest Director to our Board. The CSA Board of Directors is a volunteer Board that provides oversight and guidance to the organization. Michael Miller is an owner and the COO of the ESCO Group, an electrical engineering and automation company with locations in Marion and Des Moines, … [Read more...] about CSA Board Welcomes New Director
Art is a powerful tool to build resiliency and encourage recovery. Through our Art Access programming we are bringing free art workshops, supplies and events to individuals with disabilities in Central Iowa. Join us on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 10am-2pm at the CSA office for a fun Holiday Fundraiser in support of MOMENTUM: Art Access. Shop wonderful products from Mary … [Read more...] about Holiday Fundraising Bazaar to Support Art Access Program
Board Member, William Vaughn, retired from the Community Support Advocates Board of Directors today after dedicating over 19 years to the organization. In 1997, Mr. Vaughn was named Executive Director of Community Support Advocates, LLC. He served as Executive Director for the Organization for 12 years, working to build the organization from its first employee and member … [Read more...] about CSA Board Member Retirement
Community Support Advocates is partnering with the Polk County Health Department to provide a Flu Shot Clinic on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from noon to 2pm at the CSA office. Most major insurance is accepted. Please bring your insurance card to the clinic. The cost for a flu shot for uninsured is $20. No one will be turned away for an inability to pay. A free light lunch will … [Read more...] about CSA offers Flu Shot Clinic
Community Support Advocates is proud to be named to the Des Moines Register's list of Top Iowa Workplaces for the fifth year. CEO Christina Smith states, "This is such a great designation because it comes from our employees. With so much change within the Medicaid and disability system, it has been a tough year for our employees. The teams have had to work harder with less. The … [Read more...] about CSA Named Top Iowa Work Place 5th Year in a Row
On May 3, 2016, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59:59pm, Community Support Advocates is participating in Give Local Des Moines a community wide event celebrating local nonprofits. During this 24-hour crowdfunding event we are challenging Des Moines residents to join forces, celebrate the spirit of giving, and inspire everyone to give to the nonprofit organizations that make our city … [Read more...] about Make a Difference! Give Local!