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Iowa Advocacy Groups

On these pages you will find information on how to advocate for yourself, along with links to advocacy organizations.

Advocacy Resources

Brain Injury Association of Iowa

Brain Injury Association of IOWA President: Geof Lauer Exec Director: N/A Office Manager: Jean F. Kelly 2101 Kimball Avenue LL7 Waterloo, IA 50702 Phone: (319) 272-2312 Nationwide: (800) 475-4442 Fax: (319) 272-2109


Independent Living Centers

Independant Living Centers are a resource and advocacy organization run for and by persons with disabilities. Provides assistance to people on an individual basis. IICIL advocates for civil rights and human rights of persons with disabilities on a local, state and federal level.

Black Hawk Center for Independent Living Independent Living Skills Training Individual Advocacy Systems Advocacy Peer Counseling and Support Information & Referral Consumer Managed, Consumer Driven 2401 Falls Avenue, Suite 5 Waterloo, IA 50701 Phone: (319) 291-7755 Fax: (319) 291-7781 TTY: (319) 232-3955


Central Iowa Independent Living Center 1024 Walnut Des Moines, IA 50309 515-243-1742


Iowa/Illinois Center for Independant Living 736 FEDERAL, DAVENPORT, IA (319) 324-1460 3009 16TH AVE., ROCK ISLAND, IL (309) 793-0090 MAILING ADDRESS: P. O. BOX 6156 ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS 61204-6156 email:


Learn about advocacy, the what, how and why. Visit "Advocacy is Our Job" for the information and tools to gain advocacy skills.

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