The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is working to ensure people in Iowa have access to high-quality behavioral health, disability and aging services in their communities. This initiative, called Hope and Opportunity in Many Environments (HOME), is aimed at redesigning community-based services (CBS) to help Iowans stay independent in their communities.

As part of this effort, HHS leadership will visit communities in late October and November. Our HOMEtown Conversations will be held both in-person and virtually across the state. These forums provide an opportunity for invested Iowans to directly connect with Iowa HHS leadership to learn more about HOME, ask questions and share their ideas to improve the CBS system.

We want to hear from people who use community-based services, caregivers, service providers, case managers, advocates and community members!

City Date/Time Address
Des Moines Monday 10/23

9-10:30 AM

Polk County River Place, Conference Room 1

2309 Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

Osceola Tuesday 10/24


Osceola Senior Center,

114 S Fillmore St, Osceola, IA 50213

Oskaloosa Wednesday 10/25


Oskaloosa Public Library

301 South Market St, Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Burlington Thursday 10/26

10-11:30 AM

Burlington Public Library

210 Court St, Burlington, IA 52601

Waterloo Monday 11/6

5-6:30 PM

Hawkeye Community College, Adult Learning Center

120 Jefferson Street Waterloo, IA 50701

Marshalltown Tuesday 11/7

10:30 AM-12PM

Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum

20 West State Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158

Cedar Rapids Thursday 11/9

11:30AM-1 PM

Cedar Rapids Public Library, Whipple Auditorium

450 Fifth Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Dubuque Thursday 11/9

3:30-5 PM

Carnegie-Stout Public Library

360 W 11th St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Fort Dodge Monday 11/13

noon-1:30 PM

Fort Dodge Public Library

424 Central Ave, Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Spencer Tuesday 11/14

4:30-6 PM

Spencer Senior Center/Occasions

104 East 4th Street, Spencer, IA 51301

Sioux City Wednesday 11/15

noon-1:30 PM

Siouxland Center for Active Generations

313 Cook Street, Sioux City, IA 51103

Council Bluffs Thursday 11/16

1-2:30 PM

YMCA Healthy Living Center/Senior Center

714 S Main St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Virtual Tuesday 11/28

noon-1:30 PM

Virtual (Spanish/ Español) Thursday 11/30

4-5:30 PM

Virtual (Medicaid Town Hall) Thursday 12/7

4-5 PM