Community Action Agencies

The Division of Community Action Agencies addresses issues facing families by bringing resources for the elderly, disabled and the low-income to the community level.


October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Page Eastin, DHR Client Assistance ProgramThe 2017 theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is “Inclusion Drives Innovation" to reflect the role that diverse perspectives play in a thriving workforce.  Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates the public about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. 

For more information on National Disability Employment Awareness Month, click here.

DHR's Client Assistance Program (CAP) assists individuals with disabilities by identifying resources, helping them resolve issues, and advocating for their rights.  For more information about the program, click here.    

October is Filipino American History Month

Filino American Month Proclamation

On October 9, 2017, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation recognizing October as Filipino American History Month to celebrate the history and heritage  of Filipino Americans and honor their historic contributions to Iowa.  Lt. Governor Adam Gregg presented the proclamation at a celebratory event to the Filipino American Association of Iowa at the Urbandale Public Library.    According to the 2015 American Community Survey, 7.6% of Iowans identified themselves as Filipino.  The estimated number of foreign-born people from the Phillipines was 3,709; those who speak Tagalog was 2,683.   

Commissions, Boards & Councils

The DHR is your partner in building better communities for all who live here. We open doors, find answers, meet challenges and develop resources. We provide a link among agencies, nonprofits and outreach groups within the state, and between federal and state programs. Our approach stems from a Commission, Board and Council structure to ensure the distinct voices of all Iowans are heard.  If you are interested in serving on a commission or board, go to to learn more about the application process.


Boards & Councils