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!
Community Support Advocates is excited to announce that David Higdon has joined our Executive Management Team. David will lead the agency's Accounting, Human Resources, and Information Technology team as the Director of Accounting and Support Services. David comes to CSA with over 30 years of experience working in Central Iowa Disability Service Administration. … [Read more...] about CSA adds new Director to Executive Management Team
On April 1, 2016, Iowa's management of our Medicaid system will officially be turned over to three Managed Care Organizations. Like all Health Care providers in Iowa, Community Support Advocates has spent the last 12 months working diligently to understand what this transition will mean to our organization and to the people we support. The three Companies that will take over … [Read more...] about Iowa Welcomes Managed Care
To Praise, Admire, and Understand; these are the three words selected this year to represent MOMENTUM: Works in Recovery and Growth.These three words came from a quote from a family used to describe what the MOMENTUM art exhibition had meant to their brother. They said MOMENTUM gave their brother the opportunity to have his work seen. Not only seen but praised, admired, and … [Read more...] about We had MOMENTUM!