About Us & Room Rental
Link Associates is a community based non-profit organization that provides services for more than 1,200 individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families. Services offered by more than 300 employees support a full integration into the greater Des Moines community.
Every person served by Link Associates has the primary diagnosis of mental retardation and frequently other mental and physical conditions as well. Although other organizations serve people with mental retardation, Link Associates is the only organization providing a full range of services for persons from birth through adulthood.
People with intellectual disabilities attend school, go to work, participate in leisure opportunities and shop along with the rest of the community. However, people with intellectual disabilities and their families face exceptional challenges in maintaining services, especially when they become adults. Adults with mental retardation are often overlooked as it is more difficult to appeal to public support when they physically change from children to adults.
Link Associates recognizes the unique services needs by offering residential, vocational, in-home respite, leisure, day and pre-vocational, case management, transportation and representative payee services. When combined, these services meet the full spectrum of life-long needs as well as the needs of their family.
Link Associates employs over 300 citizens who work side-by-side with consumers assisting each to achieve their personal goals. Link’s employees are skilled and talented at looking beyond regulatory requirements to incorporate the quality elements of life and provide opportunities for consumers to be contributing members of the community and not merely recipients of services. Link provides families with life long assurances of support of their loved one while working diligently to preserve family bonds while fostering personal independence and they are there to continue care as the parents of persons with mental disabilities reach the end of their lives.
From corporate retreats to business trainings, Link Associates welcomes you to experience convenient and affordable gathering spaces. Meeting rooms are located on the Administrative level.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, weekends and evenings available upon request
• Conveniently Located
• Off-site Catering Welcome
• Free Parking
• Natural Light in all Meetings Rooms
• Handicap Accessible
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