Persons In Recovery - NAMI - Greater Des Moines
Persons In Recovery - NAMI - Greater Des Moines
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Persons In Recovery

Persons in Recovery
 

Iowa Office of Consumer Affairs website

 

How to Be Your Own Best Advocate: A Guide on How to Navigate Managed Care in Iowa

 

Hobbies and Activities for Special Needs - the list of hobbies and activities is applicable for adults as well
 

Resources for Traveling with Disabilities

 

Starting the Conversation:  College and your Mental Health (Aug 2016) - developed with the JED Foundation

Mental Health Advocates - Map - List of Advocates by County

Why Nutritional Psychiatry is the Future of Mental Health Treatment

FROM GED to PhD.

The Center for Reintegration is launching the 2015 Baer Reintegration scholarships, open to all persons with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder. The scholarships range from GED to PhD. If you know of anyone who meets the criteria and could benefit from these scholarships, we invite them to go www.reintegration.com to learn more and download an application. Sidney R. Baer Jr. was an entrepreneur who had his first break while attending Yale and was not able to complete his education. Upon his death, he left a vast fortune to the Sidney R.Baer Jr. Foundation which funds mental health projects exclusively


Transportation

Joy Ride is a transportation service available in the greater Des Moines area and surrounding communities which provides a professional, safe, reliable, and compassionate transportation service for the elderly and special needs population.

To make a reservation, call 515-331-1100 or 855-225-7433
info@ridejoyride.com           http://ridejoyride.com/

Office Hours:  Monday – Friday  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM   They try to accommodate same-day requests for transportation. Weekend and holiday transportation is also available with advance notice.

Iowa Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Program

Non- Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)

Amerigroup Iowa Inc.  Logisiticare     1-844-544-1389

UnitedHealthcare Plan of the River Valley, Inc.-  MTM  1-888-513-1613

Urban and Regional public transportation/public transit services 


In Need of Dental Care?

Dental Lifeline Network may be able to help with locating dental care for you through their “Donated Dental Services” network of providers.  Call 1-800-985-0034 or locally at 515-251-8000 to determine your eligibility. www.DentalLifeline.org

Need Help with Prescriptions? click here

Call toll-free 1-888-4ppa-now (1-888-477-2669) to see if you are eligible

Looking for Affordable Housing?

The Iowa Finance Authority has launched a new website to create an online searchable database for affordable and accessible rental housing in Iowa.  Please go toIowaHousingSearch.org 

Advanced Directive Information (Medical Power of Attorney)

Iowa Advanced Directive information
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions (Iowa)

Employment and Job Accommodation Information
Fact Sheets on Job Accommodations for Persons with Mental Health Impairments
Job Accommodation and Compliance Information
Job Accommodations for persons with bipolar
Job Accommodations for persons with depression

Thinking Outside the Employment Box: Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Share their Self-Employment Success Stories

My Support on-line - a FREE program to Iowa that is signing up direct care workers, and people with disabilities who need a direct care worker/personal attendant, and who are on the Community Choice Option Program!  The online service is FREE, and will help match people who need personal attendants and/or direct care worker WITH those workers in their area.  The program uses a matching algorithm to suggest providers in the person’s area who would be the best match to the person who needs one.  

Introducing My Support - here
My Support - Information for Persons with Disabilities here
My Support - Information for Direct Care Workers here

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