Community Support Advocates is pleased to announce they were one of 11 local charities to receive 48 hours of free technical support from a team of volunteers from some of Iowa's premier technology professionals. "DSMHack, held at the Des Moines Social Club this past weekend, was fun, energetic, and extremely beneficial," said Christina Smith, Community Support Advocate's CEO. … [Read more...] about CSA benefits from Des Moines Charity Hackathon
LEGISLATIVE DAY January 31st, 2019 12:30pm - 4:00pm Iowa State Capitol 1007 E Grand Ave Des Moines, IA 1st Floor Rotunda We will talk with Legislators about the many crucial issues that impact our members and families including the negative impact that Medicaid Managed Care has had on Iowans with disabilities. Legislators are listening! There are a number of … [Read more...] about Legislative Day January 31st, 2019!
Join us - REGISTER HERE! ONLY A FEW SPOTS REMAIN FOR THE JANUARY 8TH WORKSHOP, SO SIGN UP TO ATTEND NOW. Let Community Support Advocates help you articulate your story to influence change! This is the perfect opportunity to craft your story. Speak about your experience with a voice and message that motivates the listener. You will also have the … [Read more...] about Find your voice! Advocacy Workshop January 8th – limited number of spots left!
Join Community Support Advocates to get protected from the flu this year. We are hosting a Flu Shot Clinic at our Office on October 23rd, 2018 from 12-2pm. The Clinic is open the public and is located at the CSA office behind Merle Hay Mall. All insurances are accepted, please bring a copy of your insurance card. If you have no insurance, bring cash to cover a small fee. A … [Read more...] about CSA Hosts Flu Shot Clinic October 23rd!
On September 16, 2018, the Des Moines Register named Community Support Advocates a winner of the Iowa 2018 Top Workplaces Award, making CSA a winner of this award for the 7th year strait. The Register's list of top workplaces is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a … [Read more...] about CSA Named a Top Iowa Workplace for 7th Consecutive Year
On August 3, 2018, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg presented a Governor's Arts Award on behalf of Gov. Kim Reynolds to Community Support Advocates of Des Moines during the 2018 Iowa Arts Summit in Ankeny. Administered by the Iowa Arts Council, the award recognizes and honors organizations in Iowa that have had a significant impact on the vitality of the arts in Iowa. For 14 years, … [Read more...] about CSA Receives Governor’s Arts Award for Momentum
Were you impacted by the Flash Flooding event last week? Please see below for information on how you can get help. Polk County Health Department – medical assessment, help with medications and tetanus vaccines. For additional information, please call (515) 286-3798. PCHD Polk County Health Services – mental health services and resources. For additional information, please call … [Read more...] about Flood Assistance in Polk County
To celebrate their 100 Year Anniversary, All Makes donate $25,000 in remodeled workspaces to a deserving nonprofit in Des Moines. Community Support Advocates is excited to be one of the finalists in this contest to win the makeover from All Makes. "After a tough year of layoffs and program losses, CSA is looking toward future growth and development," says CEO Christina Smith. … [Read more...] about CSA in running for Office Makeover
You cannot pick up a newspaper or listen to the news without hearing about how individuals with disabilities and the service providers who support them are being impacted by Medicaid Managed Care in Iowa. Community Support Advocates has seen a tremendous impact to our organization and to our members. "With the elimination of conflict free case management in Iowa, CSA was … [Read more...] about CSA Announces Legislative Day March 1, 2018
After providing Case Managment services to hundreds of Central Iowans with disabilities for over 20 years, Community Support Advocates is forced to discharge most of their Case Management members by the end of this month. "Between December 1st and December 31st, we will discharge 588 individuals from our Case Managment program and transition them to services with United … [Read more...] about Medicaid Managed Care Causes Harsh Changes for CSA Case Management Program