Resources for Older Iowans

One Iowa proudly provides a list of resources for older LGBTQ Iowans. Keep in mind that One Iowa doesn’t screen, endorse or recommend these resources. (Read more about our policy on this below). We hope you find this list helpful. If you know of a resource that should be added, please contact Buffy Jamison ([email protected]).

For a printable resources document, click here: 7.9.19 LGBTQ Older Adults Conference Agenda – 2019

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LGBTQ National Resources

AARP Pride: https://www.aarp.org/home-family/voices/lgbt-pride/

Offers news, personal finance, relationships, travel and other topics of interest to older LGBTQ Americans, and their families and friends.

Prepare to Care Guide LGBT: For caregivers and those who may be receiving care in the LGBTQ community.

https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/home-and-family/caregiving/2017/05/prepare-to-care-guide-lgbt-aarp.pdf

AARP Iowa

600 E Court Ave # C
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-244-2272

Family Caregiver Alliance https://www.caregiver.org/special-concerns-lgbt-caregivers

Addresses special concerns of LGBTQ caregivers, including an online LGBTQ community support group. https://www.caregiver.org/lgbt-community-support-faq

LGBT Elder Hotline 1-888-234-SAGE  https://www.glbthotline.org/senior.html

Confidential hotline providing information an local resources as well as an opportunity to talk with trained peer-support volunteers about issues including isolation, relationships, bullying, family concerns, HIV/AIDS and much more.

Toll-Free  1-888-234-7243

Older Lesbians Organizing for Change https://oloc.org

Offers the chance to meet like-minded women in the struggle to confront ageism, share mutual interests, and experience the joy of playing and working together. Holds national and regional gatherings. Provides a newsletter. Offers resources.

OLOC
P.O. Box 834
Woodstock, NY 12498
[email protected]
1-888-706-7506

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging https://www.lgbtagingcenter.org

Works to improve the quality of services and supports offered to LGBTQ older adults. Offers insight and resources covering LGBTQ older adult needs.

SAGE https://www.sageusa.org

SAGE provides services and advocacy for LGBTQ elders.

SageCare USAhttp://sageusa.care

Provides training and consulting on LGBT aging issues to service providers.

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LGBTQ Iowa Resources

Adair Co GLBT Resource Center http://www.adaircoglbtresourcecenter.com/index

A safe place for the GLBT community of Adair and the surrounding counties to meet.

141 Public Square
Greenfield, IA 50849
641-212-9900
Toll Free 833-269-2551

Capitol City Pride   https://www.capitalcitypride.org

Best known for the annual Pride Fest weekend celebration, Capital City Pride has expanded its programs and events throughout the year to embrace every aspect of the LGBTQ community.

P.O. Box 73
Des Moines, IA 50301

[email protected]

Des Moines Pride Center  http://www.dsmpridecenter.org
Supports and celebrates gender and sexual minorities as well as allies.

1620 Pleasant St, Ste 244
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-277-7884
[email protected]

First Friday Breakfast Club http://www.ffbciowa.org

Iowa breakfast club for gay, bisexual and transgender men. Meets the first Friday of each month at 7:00 a.m. and also monthly meetings at:

Hoyt Sherman Place
1501 Woodland Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314

Jonathan Wilson, FFBC President
515-288-2500
[email protected]

The Des Moines Gay Men’s Chorus https://www.dmgmc.org

The group sings in support of justice, inclusion, and love. It is open to those who sing in the tenor and bass ranges, regardless of gender.

Contact via the website or by mail:
P.O. Box 12269
Des Moines, IA 50312

Iowa City Pride https://www.iowacitypride.org

Coordinates an annual Pride festival and related events throughout the year.

P.O. Box 2910
Iowa City, IA 52244
[email protected]

One Iowaoneiowa.org

A statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) organization preserving and advancing equality for LGBTQ individuals through grassroots efforts, advocacy, and education.

950 Office Park Rd, Ste 240
West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-288-4019

One Iowa Northhttps://north.oneiowa.org

An affiliate of One Iowa working to preserve and advance equality for LGBTQ individuals in Iowa through grassroots efforts and education.
P.O. Box 301
Mason City, IA 50402-0301
641-583-2024

OC Pridewww.facebook.com/Pride/OrangeCity/

An Orange City-based advocacy organization for the LGBTQ community.

Prime Timers Central Iowahttp://www.primetimersww.com/centraliowa/

A social membership club offering older gay, bisexual and transgender men friendship, activities, support and personal growth.

Steven Therrien
[email protected]
515-422-7870

Siouxland Pride Alliancewww.siouxlandpridealliance.org

Connects and protects LGBTQ people in Siouxland. Hosts a weekly support group and monthly potluck.  Provides a free lending library, resource referral and educational opportunities for the larger community.

c/o First Unitarian Church
2508 Jackson St
Sioux City, IA 51104
712-223-0931
[email protected]

Sioux City Pridewww.siouxcitypride.org

An affiliate of Siouxland Pride Alliance that hosts June Pride celebrations.

712-223-0931

Transcend North Iowa  http://transcend.lgbt

Dedicated to supporting transgender, non-binary, and all gender nonconforming individuals.

1948 Gil Ave
Charles City, IA 50616
319-359-7774
Open 24 hours

Transformations Iowahttps://www.facebook.com/transformationsiowa/

A support group for transgender and non-binary people with meetings in Des Moines, Urbandale, and Cedar Rapids.

Transformative healinghttp://www.thiowa.org

Provides direct services, advocacy, prevention and outreach services. Works to end sexual violence in the LGBTQ community. All services are free and confidential.

Kimberly Andresen-Reed
Executive Director
Pronouns: she, her, hers
[email protected]

Women’s Cultural Collective (WCC) https://www.iowawcc.com

Organization focused on community building and providing a safe atmosphere for lesbians.

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Iowa Resources for Older Iowans and Caregivers

LifeLong Links  https://www.lifelonglinks.org  866-468-7887 

A free state-wide service providing information and referrals for older adults, people with disabilities, veterans and caregivers as they begin to think about and plan for long-term independent living. This includes home safety, fall prevention, wellness, nutrition, employment and more. LifeLong Links is connected to Iowa’s network of Aging and Disability Resource Centers.

Health & Wellness

Find One Iowa’s full list of health resources for all ages here: https://oneiowa.org/health/

State Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)shiip.iowa.gov

Free, confidential service of the State of Iowa that helps older Iowans make informed decisions about Medicare and other health coverage.

Ron Maruca, open & affirming volunteer counselor

1-800-351-4664

UnityPoint Clinic LGBTQ – Methodist – Des Moines

https://www.unitypoint.org/desmoines/services-lgbtq-health.aspx

Staff has undergone training through the Safe Zone Project to provide a welcoming environment for LGBTQ patients.

1221 Pleasant St, Ste 200
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-241-7397

UnityPoint Clinic LGBTQ – Prairie Parkway – Cedar Falls/Waterloo https://www.unitypoint.org/waterloo/clinic.aspx?id=3518

Designated a “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Top Performer” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for policies and best practices aligned with LGBTQ patient-centered care.

5100 Prairie Pkwy, Ste 300
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
319-222-2710

The University of Iowa LGBTQ Clinic  https://diversity.uiowa.edu/unit/ui-lgbtq-clinic

Provides full-service health care to meet the LGBTQ health care needs.

UI Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa River Landing
105 E. 9th St
Coralville, IA 52241
319-467-2000
855-467-3700 (toll free)

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Legal & Protection

Find One Iowa’s full list of Legal & Family Resources for all ages here: https://oneiowa.org/legal-family/

Lambda Legal https://www.lambdalegal.org

Legal protections for LGBT people and their families in Iowa. 
https://www.lambdalegal.org/states-regions/iowa

Nursing home rights for LGBTQ residents
https://ltcombudsman.org/uploads/files/support/lgbt-residents-rights-fact-sheet.pdf

Legal Hotline for Older Iowans [email protected]
1-800-992-8161

Free legal services to Iowans 60 years old and over. Offers brief advice and self-help materials. They do not assist with criminal cases.

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Faith Based Organizations – the following organizations welcome all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and gender expression:

Central Iowa

Collegiate United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundationcwames.org

2622 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
515-292-6936

Des Moines Valley Friends Meetingiymc.org

4211 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA
515-274-4717

Downtown Disciplesdowntowndisciples.org

1620 Pleasant St
Des Moines, IA
515-244-0054

First Christian Churchfccdm.org

2500 University Ave
Des Moines, IA
515-255-2181

First Unitarian Churchucdsm.org

1800 Bell Ave
Des Moines, IA
515-244-8603

First United Methodist Churchdmfirstchurch.org

1001 Pleasant St
Des Moines, IA
515-244-6209

Grace United Methodist Churchgracedesmoines.org

3700 Cottage Grove
Des Moines, IA
515-255-2131

Plymouth United Church of Christplymouthchurch.com

4126 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines, IA
515-255-3149

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Churchstandrewsnet.net

5720 Urbandale Ave
Des Moines, IA
515-225-2101

Thrive United Methodist Church – thriveumc.org

3550 Mills Civic Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA

Tifereth Israel Synagoguetifereth.org

924 Polk Blvd
Des Moines, IA
515-255-1137

Trinity Las Americas United Methodist Churchtrinitylasamericas.org

1548 8th St
Des Moines, IA
515-288-4056

Unity of Des Moinesunitydesmoines.com

414 31st St
Des Moines, IA
515-255-7757

Urbandale United Church of Christurbucc.org   

3530 70th St
Urbandale, IA
515-276-0625

Walnut Hills United Methodist Churchwhumc.org

12321 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA
515-270-9226

Westminster Presbyterian Churchwestpres.org

4114 Allison Ave
Des Moines, IA
515-274-1534

 

Eastern Iowa 

St. Mark’s United Methodist Churchstmarksumccr.com

2675 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA
319-396-6361

St. Timothy’s United Methodist Churchsttims-umc.org

3220 Terrace Dr
Cedar Falls, IA
319-266-0464

Wesley Foundation at the University of Iowaiowawesley.org

120 N. Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA
319-338-1179

Wesley Foundation University of Northern Iowathreehouse.org

2422 College St
Cedar Falls, IA
319-266-4071

 

Northwest Iowa


First Unitarian Church of Sioux City[email protected]  

2508 Jackson St
Sioux City, IA
712-258-3116

Mayflower Congregational Churchhttps://mayflowerucc.net

1407 West 18th St
Sioux City, IA  51103
712-258-8278
[email protected]

 

Southwest Iowa   

Journey Road Ministriesjourneyroadsc.org

Mary Dyer & Sheryl Butler, founders
21998 Kane Ave
Glenwood, IA
712-309-3775

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About this list:

One Iowa does not screen resources and or make guarantees.  Listing these resources does not imply that we are endorsing or recommending that you use any of them. One Iowa also doesn’t endorse the quality of information or service provided. This is informational only.  It’s up to you to vet each resource.