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Getting the skills to live as independently as possible begins in the school years. Taking care of your own health is an important part of this. Finding a place to live can take some time. Below are some organizations to help you achieve your independent living goals as an adult.

Area Residential Care
1170 Roosevelt St
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
(563) 556-7560
Contact Person: Pat Zoll

Respite - Adult & Child; Supported Community Living - Adult & Child; Vocational, Apartment and other community living services, ICF and RCF

AUXI Health Services
1415 A E 11th St.
DeWitt, IA 52742
Contact Person: Wendy
(563) 659-2661

Nursing, Home Health, and Respite

Case Management Services
201 W. Platt
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
(563) 652-4246
Contact person: Lynn Bopes

Case managers help to obtain funding and services for adults with mental retardation, developmental disabilities and chronic mental illness as well as children with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Case managers assess, coordinate services, refer individuals to services and monitor services.

Central Point of Coordination (CPC)
201 West Platt St.
Maquoketa, IA 52060
(563) 652-4246
Contact Person: Lynn Bopes

Some funding is available through the office of the CPC for the residential, vocational, transportation, and mental health needs of individuals meeting Jackson county eligibility guidelines.

Community Care Inc.
108 Industrial Drive
DeWitt, IA 52742
Contact Person: Robin (Vocational)  Allic (Habilitation)  Tina (Residential)
(563) 659-4100
Web Site:

Long term and transitional residential treatment for developmentally or emotionally disabled individuals over 16 years of age. Home and Community Based Services (HCBS). Vocational services include sheltered work, supported employment, home health services, supported community living and respite services.

DAC, Inc.
1710 East Maple St.
Maquoketa IA 52060
Contact Person: Rosie Ruchotzke
(563) 652-5252

Residential services including CSALA and HCBS waiver services for children and adults. Also work evaluation, work adjustment, sheltered work services, job-seeking skills and work skills training. Supported employment and job placement.

Goodwill Industries
909 Main Street
Dubuque IA 52001-6712
Contact Person: Margee Waywod
(563) 583-8859

Respite - Child & Adult; Supported Community Living - Child & Adult & Child

Hillcrest Family Services
2005 Asbury Rd.
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
(563) 583-7357

Community Support Services, Medication Management, Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Adult Rehabilitation Option, Supportive Employment

Hills and Dales
1011 Davis Street
Dubuque IA 52001
Contact Person: Kris Kurt
(563) 556-7878

Residential services for children 0-18; will follow along past 18 if started before age 18. Respite, Supported Community Living, Home & Vehicle Modification.

1-800-779-2001 (Voice)
1-877-686-0032 (TTY)
Web Site:

Toll free telephone or online information for Iowans of all ages with disabilities, their families and service providers. Information in areas such as advocacy, assistive technology, community services, education, financial support, health care, legal aid, legislative activities, leisure activities, residential services & transportation.

Iowa Department of Human Services
121 6th Avenue
Clinton, IA 52733
(563) 242-0573 or (800) 798-4737
Web Site:

Income maintenance programs include FIP (Family Investment Program), food stamps, SSI related services, Medicaid, State Supplemental Assistance. Funding available to assist eligible individuals in vocational programs, day care, family services and residential treatment programs.

Iowa Department for the Blind
411 - 3rd Street SE
Suite 745
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Web Site:

Training in the alternative techniques of blindness, e.g. cane travel, Braille, etc. Library of materials in alternative formats such as tapes, Braille, and large print. Independent Living Rehabilitation Services. Adult Orientation and Adjustment residential training program for adults who are blind. Summer College Prep and Transition Programs offered in Des Moines with housing available.

Jackson County Home and Community Health Care
Contact Person: Ann Otteman
700 W. Grove St.
Maquoketa IA 52060
(563) 652-4048

Nursing and Home Health Services/Aides

Mercy Home Care
638 S. Bluff
Clinton IA 52732
Contact Person: Sharon Mcister
(563) 244-3766

Nursing and Home Health Services/Aides

Mercy Home Health Care
200 Mercy Drive
Dubuque IA 52002
(563) 589-8118

Nursing, Home Health, Respite

Pathway Living Center, Inc.
PO Box 1896, Clinton
Iowa 52733-1896
(563) 242-3687

A community-based recovery program for persons with psychiatric disabilities. Transitional and permanent housing also available. Mental health treatment, skills training and day programming to promote success in living, learning, working and social environments. Adult Rehabilitation Option. Representative payee.

Social Security Administration
226 - 4th Avenue South
Clinton, IA 52732
(563) 582-3626
1-800-772-1213 (Voice)
1-800-288-7185 (TTY)
1635 Associates Drive Suite 101
Dubuque, IA 52002
(877) 405-9805
Web Site:

Assistance with claims for benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program, which provides monthly income and health benefits through the Medicaid program to persons who are blind or disabled and have low income and limited resources.

Genesis Visiting Nurse Association
611 N. 2nd St.
Clinton IA 52732
Contact Person: Noreen Jognson
(563) 242-7165

Home & Community Based Services to support those with functional, physical, or health-related needs. Providing skill development and respite support for persons on MR, BI, or Ill and Handicapped Waivers.

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