Community Support Advocates is excited to announce plans to expand their information and referral line for adults to include children and families. “Starting September 1, 2021, we will launch a new information and referral line supporting both adults and families in Polk County,” said CEO Christina Smith. “The information and referral line will be answered 24/7 by experienced … [Read more...] about Community Support Advocates to Launch New Info and Referral Line to Connect Families to Care
Share your Voice. Make a Difference. Don't let the pandemic get in the way of getting involved! Sharing your story is a critical part of advocating to Legislators and your elected leaders! Community Support Advocates is hosting a number of ways to help you get involved! Join us for Community Support Advocates Hill Day Legislative Event on March 2nd at 1:30PM at the North … [Read more...] about CSA Advocacy Day 2021
Join us for the entire month of October for the 2020 Virtual Art Show of Growth & Recovery! This juried exhibition honors artists living with disabilities & mental health diagnoses. COVID-19 hit Momentum hard, but with the support of the community, we can continue services. We deliver free supplies, hold 1-1 studio sessions, and provide opportunities like this … [Read more...] about Virtual Art Show: Exhibition of Growth & Recovery
Community Support Advocates has been listed as a Top Iowa Work Place by the Des Moines Register, for the 9th year in a row. This list is calculated based on employee responses to questions about workplace culture, leadership, support and direction. Check out what our employees are saying about CSA here. … [Read more...] about Community Support Advocates named Top Iowa Workplace!
Community Support Advocates is celebrating its 16th year of presenting the (MOMENTUM): Works of Growth & Recovery art exhibition. Whether you are receiving traditional services or not, we invite Iowa artists to submit their work to be considered for the exhibition. For all details and entry requirements CLICK HERE. … [Read more...] about CALL TO ARTISTS: 16th annual Exhibition of Growth & Recovery
With the community spread of COVID-19, Community Support Advocates closed our office to visitors and guests in March and our staff continue to provide services both remotely and through community outreach. Our Momentum Art Program also continues to be closed at this time. Our number one priority continues to be the protection of our members, our staff, and our community. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Update
In times of uncertainty, what gives us hope is the knowledge that together we do extraordinary things. Resilience and wellness through the arts are more important than ever. Though our physical doors are closed and we've gone virtual, but we can do more! Help us fundraise May 5th for #GivingTuesdayNow to bring art supplies out into the community to our artists in need. We are … [Read more...] about May 5th – #GivingTuesdayNow
CSA has partnered with NAMI Greater Des Moines to sponsor We Are Here. With You. and bring a world-class speaker series to our community. The series kicks off April 8th at 12:00p CST and features Michael Veltri. Registration link: https://www.weareherewithyou.com/ … [Read more...] about We Are Here. With You.
With the community spread of COVID-19, Community Support Advocates closed our office to visitors and guests effective March 17th, at 12pm until further notice, and we have moved all of our employees to remote working. We have also closed our Momentum Art studio and programming until further notice. Our number one priority is the protection of our members, our staff, and our … [Read more...] about COVID-19
Talk with Legislators about the issues that impact Iowans with disabilities! Join Community Support Advocates on March 3rd at 12:30pm at the South Rotunda of the Iowa Capitol for CSA's Advocacy Day! Legislators are listening! There are a number of bills in both the House and Senate right now that could impact how disability services are provided to you. Tell your … [Read more...] about CSA Advocacy Day at the Hill