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Discovery Living, Inc

Helping adults with intellectual disabilities live successful, satisfying lives in the mainstream of the community.
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Be a Part of Our Future

Donate to Discovery Living to help us continue to serve individuals in our community.
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Compassionate Services

Discovery Living provides services to adults (age 18 and older) with developmental disabilities.

We Are

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Discovery Living provides intellectual disabilities services for adults, and like most non-profit organizations, depends on the extraordinary goodwill of various individuals and community organizations. Heroes, really.

Our founding partner, the Knights of Columbus, has worked tirelessly to help ensure our sustainability through 40 years of on-going support. In addition to the Knights, we have been blessed by the generosity of our employees, individual donors, relatives and friends of people served, community foundations and local businesses.

The fact is, we simply could not provide the services we do without these people – people just like you.

Through their generous gifts, we have been able to provide a wide array of individualized supports to meet the needs of the individuals we serve. Home modifications, vehicle purchases and adaptations, and adaptive equipment are examples of routine expenses that are not covered by our funding sources.

Please consider the good you could do as a member of the community of donors that support the work of Discovery Living.

Learn more about how your gift impacts our communities and donate today.

Work With Us

We NeedYou

Intellectual Disabilities Services

Think you may have something special to offer Discovery Living?

It takes a well-crafted network of competence, compassion and commitment to support the goals of any organization driven to make a change for the better. If you’re interested in becoming a part of ours, we’d love to hear from you!

You can stop by our office during business hours (M-F 8:30a-4:30p) to fill out an application or apply online.

Why not apply right now? We are pleased to make available, for your convenience, our universal employment application online, in a desktop, tablet, or phone-compliant format. Simply click the button below to fill out your application.

Want more information? Please email bradjacobson@discoveryliving.org or contact our office at (319) 378-7470

Open Positions

*Pre-employment drug testing is required. Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, marital or veteran status or the presence of a mental or physical disability.

Great People.
Amazing Opportunities.
Lives Impacted.

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Compassionate Services

Successful, satisfying lives in the mainstream of society.

Discovery Living provides services to adults (age 18 and older) with developmental disabilities. We strive to be a provider for life and have served many people for more than 20 years, adapting homes and vehicles as members’ needs change over the course of their lives.

  • Discovery Living supports over 150 adults in our community.
  • We employ over 250 caregivers.
  • Three individuals who resided in the first home we opened in 1981 are still with us, receiving services today.
  • Nearly 50% of the individuals we serve have been with us for more that 10 years.
  • We provide daily support in over 30 homes in Linn County.
  • There are over 100 people on Discovery Living’s wait list.
  • Discovery Living is certified by The Iowa Medicaid Enterprise Quality Oversight Program.

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Under the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Intellectually Disabled (ID) waiver, we provide Supported Community Living (SCL) services.

Discovery Living currently provides 24-hour residential support in over 30 locations across the Greater Cedar Rapids area.

Our goal is to assist members to “build” homes in pockets of the community where people served have access to resources that are meaningful to them. That may mean easy access to shopping, their place of work, city parks, and active social networking opportunities. Whatever it is that fulfills their hopes and objectives in the journey to independence, we aim to help them meet their aspirations by helping them identify a place to grow in their community.

Daily Support

24-hour daily supports in residential homes where 4-5 individuals live.

Social and Recreational Supports

Provided at our recreation center, individuals that receive our services can come to engage in creative activities and fully access community resources.

Adaptive Equipment

Equipment for communication, eating, bathing, and mobility.

Home Purchases and Modification

We own over 25 homes, which we modify and adapt with hard surface flooring, ramps, railings, grab bars, lifts, egress windows, and other needed adaptations.

Vehicle Purchases and Modifications

We own nearly 50 vehicles that we purchase and modify to ensure that individuals can fully access their community.

Be a part of our future!

Every gift matters. Discovery Living, like most non-profit organizations, depends on the extraordinary goodwill of various individuals and community organizations. Heroes, really.  Please consider the good you could do as a member of the community of donors that support the work of Discovery Living. Learn more about how a donation to Discovery Living helps the people they serve.