Leader in Behavioral Health Opens New Doors

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Community Support Advocates announces June 25th ribbon cutting ceremony for new headquarters with expanded community resources.

Des Moines, IA – Central Iowa’s leader in behavioral health has moved and expanded services. Community Support Advocates (Team CSA) is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony with West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce starting at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 25th, at 1516 Valley West Drive in West Des Moines.

The public is encouraged to attend to learn about a little-known public health nonprofit that has made a huge impact on individuals and families living with mental illness, disabilities, and trauma over the past 25 years. The event will feature live music by Stutterin Jimmy and the Goosebumps; light refreshments; and self-guided tours of Team CSA’s new Integrated Behavioral Health Clinic, Creative Play Therapy Room, Accessible Tech Center, Momentum Art Gallery, and much more. 

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Ribbon cutting ceremony speakers include West Des Moines Mayor Russ Trimble, Polk County Supervisor Matt McCoy, and Team CSA’s board chair Cara Kenney-Ode.

Responding to the crisis-level demand for mental health services, Team CSA decided it was time to join its peers and offer its unique expertise in caring for the community’s most vulnerable members. Moving its headquarters made adding clinical mental health services possible, which further informs their whole-health team-based approach. Furthermore, the clinic gives Team CSA the ability to expand partnerships with psychiatric residents and other medical students which encourage future medical professionals to focus their post graduate practice in Iowa’s severely understaffed community mental health system. 

*The Des Moines Register ran a series in September 2023 confirming how demand for programs and services for children with mental, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities has reached a crisis point. In the following month, a Vera Institute study showed that inadequate investment in infrastructure for mental health services has left many people unable to access sufficient care.

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About Community Support Advocates

Community Support Advocates (Team CSA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit creating hope together with those impacted by disabilities, mental illness, and traumatic brain injury. We serve Iowa’s most vulnerable individuals, and their families, by providing comprehensive services and coordinated care that support day to day living, community integration, and creative expression. Our culture of welcoming and belonging prioritizes growth and resiliency within our community. Learn more at teamcsa.org.

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