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Getting the skills to live as independently as possible begins in the school years. Taking care of your 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.

Association for Retarded Citizens-Respite Center
(309) 764-6353
Shelley Long
Respite care for individuals with developmental disability for one hour, overnight, weeklong vacations or during emergencies at minimal cost. Rock Island/Mercer Counties in Illinois and Scott County in Iowa are eligible

Central Point of Coordination (CPC)
Mary Dubert
Scott County Community Services (563) 326-8723
428 Western Avenue, Davenport, Iowa
The CPC helps direct the managed care (and funding) aspect of independent living and other services for individuals with mental retardation, developmental disabilities and sometimes mental illness. This service is mandated by state law. You may get case management and other services to help you with independent living through the county CPC.

MR/DD Title 19 Case Management,
3817 W. Locust, Davenport (563)388-1098 Ann Bauer
Monitors services provided under the various Waiver programs; assists consumers in maintaining eligibility and provides advocacy for consumers and their families.

Family Care Solutions
(563) 359-4844 Sue Heller
Family Care Solutions provide services for person eligible for the following waivers: MR, Ill and Handicapped, Brain Injury (BI), Physical Dias ability and Elderly. Services offered: Respite, Home Health Aide, Nursing, Supported Community Living,IMMT (Interim Medical Monitoring and Treatment) CDAC (Consumer Directed Attendant Care).

Handicapped Development Center
(563) 344-8688
Vicky Harvey
HDC operates a residential center, group homes and provides respite, supported community living and other services as a HCBS MR Waiver provider. Also offers Brain Injury Waiver services for adults and children. HDC is a provider of vocational assessments and services.

Genesis Continuing Care
(563) 421-3300
Home Helpers provides services for persons eligible for the following Home & Community Based Services Waivers: MR, Brain Injury (BI) and Ill & Handicapped.Services offered include respite, supported community living, IMMT (Interim Medical Monitoring and Treatment), CDAC (Consumer Directed Attendant Care), Home & Vehicle Modification and nursing services.

Illinois/Iowa Center for Independent Living
(309) 703-0090 Liz Sherwin
Web site:
Serving consumers with disabilities in the Quad-City and surrounding areas, including Scott, Clinton and Muscatine Counties in Iowa. Independent living skills training. Personal assistance management training and referral. Advocacy. Information and referral. Peer counseling and support. Home modifications. Also, services for persons with visual and/or hearing impairments including interpreter services.

Iowa Compass
1-800-779-2001(V) or 1-877-686-0032 (TTY)
Web site:
Iowa Compass provides statewide information on any questions related to persons of all ages with any type of disability. The information is free and confidential and comprehensive and may pertain to all types of services, supports and advocacy.

New Choices, Inc.
(563) 355-5502
Joe York or Tom Kay
Web site:
New Choices provides supported community living services and respite care services as a HCBS MR Waiver provider. Also provides Brain Injury Waiver, Physical Disability Waiver, Adult Rehabilitation Options for age 18 years or older with chronic mental illness, CDAC ( Consumer Directed Attendant Care) and IMMT( Interim Medical Monitoring and Treatment)

Vera French Community Mental Health Center Housing Corp
(563) 383-1900
Lynn Service
Comprehensive care persons with psychiatric disorders. Crisis intervention, out and in patient services, day,residential programming services and prevention services are all available.

Youth Transitional Housing Program
(563) 884-4095
Jody Smith
809 W. 6th Street, P.O. Box 3245, Davenport,
Iowa 52808-3245
Affordable housing units, service coordination and around-the-clock staff for homeless teens, 16-18 years of age. Housing with on-site monitoring also available for homeless youth ages 18-21. Youth must maintain employment and/or school, job training efforts, depending on their age, interests, etc. Several locations throughout Davenport.

Pine Knoll Residential Program
(563) 322-6247

Horizon Homes
(563) 391-1891

Lend a Hand
(563) 324-2011

Davenport City Housing Authority (Public Housing, Section 8, The Heritage)
(563) 326-7899

Community Health Care
(563) 336-3000

Genesis Medical Center
Genesis On-Call (563) 421-2000
General Switchboard (563) 421-1000

Trinity North Medical Center
Emergency Hotline (563) 445-4216
General Switchboard (563) 445-4020

Private physicians, dentists, psychologists and other health providers in local telephone directories

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