24 hour residential services

Human and Social Services

At To The Rescue, our mission is to improve the quality of lives through personalized and skilled services, specifically designed for each individual or organization. We specialize in providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injuries and/or mental illnesses, and individuals with medical needs who live in community settings.

To The Rescue provides an abundance of services, ranging from social clubs, day program, one to one hourly services, employment services, and residential housing. Learn more about our services by following the links below.

24 hour residential services

Senior Housing

Are you looking for senior housing alternatives in the Eastern Iowa area? To The Rescue is interested in helping you! By completing the survey below, you will be assisting us in developing the best senior housing options available in our local area!


24 hour residential services

TTR Social Club

Do you receive Medicaid and have a community-based case manager that helps coordinate your services?  Consider joining the TTR Social Club!  Not only is there no out of pocket cost for you, we will even pick you up and bring you home! Open to people age 18 and older, the purpose of the club is to have fun, meet new people, and build connections in a supportive environment.  The club is located in Cedar Rapids and is open Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

In addition to good company, you will have the chance to join in a variety of activities that will help keep you healthy, make sure you have people to turn to when you need help, and learn about the best places to have fun in and around Linn County.

For more information call Ingrid Wensel at 319-826-6068 or email iwensel@totherescue.net.

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Summer Program

Are you looking for an opportunity for your child to meet new people, explore the community and have fun doing it? To The Rescue’s Summer Program participants will discover and learn every day! The Summer Program is open to students age 16 to 21 enrolled in a Linn County School or Transition Center.

There is no cost for families with students on the Medicaid ID Waiver. Please inquire if interested in paying privately.

For more information call Ingrid Wensel at 319-826-6068 or email iwensel@totherescue.net.

Day habilitation program

24 Hour Residential Services

To The Rescue provides 24-hour residential housing and services for individuals with disabilities. Our single-family homes are in neighborhoods close to community resources that include shopping, transportation, and entertainment.

To the Rescue collaborates with families, individuals with disability and case managers to develop Individualized Service Plans (ISPs) and continually adjust service plans as individuals reach new goals or their needs change.

Our residents live in a small group setting and receive all the support they need.  However, they also enjoy the same types of independence and freedom they would have living on their own. Our round-the-clock, 24-hour staff provides assistance with meal preparation, medication administration, daily activities, and transportation.

Every individual in our residential housing is actively involved in planning their daily routine and the services they need to be successful.

Our Services include:

  • Life skills development
  • Opportunities to participate in community activities, day programs, and vocational employment programs
  • Community integration utilizing our community supportive living
  • Hourly services
  • Transportation services
  • Family involvement and support
  • Medication management
  • 24-hour support
  • Quality assurance

To The Rescue in Iowa is opening new supportive community living homes

We are currently accepting referrals for new supportive community living homes in Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities.  Located in residential neighborhoods, these single family homes are being designed to provide tailored services and supports for individuals with disabilities.

Several of our homes focus on meeting the needs of individuals with autism. Personalized support is provided that includes ongoing opportunities for community engagement while respecting each individual’s need for structure and routine.

To The Rescue provides services for individuals with personalized services and numerous opportunities to take part in everyday activities of self-discovery, life enrichment and other life skills and beginnings such as:

  • Learning new skills
  • Socializing with family and friends
  • Managed household chores, cooking, nutrition
  • Discovering new hobbies
  • Improving independence
  • Participating in community events

For more information call Ingrid Wensel at 319-826-6068 or email iwensel@totherescue.net or complete our form online

employment services

Supportive Community Living Hourly Services

Iowa Only

To The Rescue provides supported community living hourly services that help individuals with disabilities live independently in the community. Trained direct service professionals (DSP’s) assist with:

  • Medication and medical monitoring 
  • Physical and mental health monitoring 
  • Grocery shopping, meal planning and preparation
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • Financial management
  • Social and leisure skill development 
  • Problem-solving and coping skills
  • Crisis management
  • Shopping
  • Home maintenance 
  • Personal care
  • Other skills to promote successful community living

Our supportive community living hourly services are provided at home or in the community. The support To The Rescue provides helps individuals achieve greater independence, foster community integration and promotes an active and healthy lifestyle.  

For more information call Ingrid Wensel at 319-826-6068 or email iwensel@totherescue.net or complete our form online

supported community living

Supported Community Living Daily Services

To The Rescue supportive community daily living daily services provide support for individuals in small group settings in residential homes.  Trained direct service professionals provide support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help individuals with disabilities live with independence and dignity. Individual choice and self-advocacy are central to the overall service.

Assistance provided includes:

  • Medication and medical monitoring 
  • Physical and mental health monitoring 
  • Grocery shopping, meal planning and preparation 
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • Shopping
  • Financial management (including representative payee services)
  • Social and leisure skill development 
  • Problem solving and coping skills 
  • Crisis management 
  • Home maintenance  
  • Personal care
  • Other skills to promote successful community living

In Iowa, To The Rescue accepts funding for supportive living community services, both daily and hourly, via the Iowa Medicaid Home and Community Based Service Waiver Program.  The waivers we are able to accept at this time include Intellectually Disability (ID) Waiver and the Brain Injury (BI) Waiver.  We also accept habilitation (HAB) funding, MHDD East Central Region funding and private pay.  

For more information call Ingrid Wensel at 319-826-6068 or email iwensel@totherescue.net or complete our form online

employment services

Employment Services

At To The Rescue, we offer employment services to individuals with disabilities who experience barriers to finding employment. We provide a range of support services, including personalized job searches, skill building and job coaching. Our goal is to help you attain financial independence and find a rewarding work experience.

For more information, take a look at our employment flyer, contact Ingrid Wensel at 319-826-6068 or email iwensel@totherescue.net or complete our form online.

Day habilitation program

Adult and School Age Day Program

Adult Program

Our adult day programs help individuals with disabilities develop life skills that support their independence at home and in the community.

Our day program is available to adults aged 18 and older. The activity center is fully accessible. We offer wheelchair accessible vehicles to transport participants to community activities.

We always welcome tours and visits so you can become familiar with the building and all the programs we offer. To become familiar with the programs we offer, contact To The Rescue today!

We focus on many different skills and areas, including:

  • Physical and emotional health
  • Language and communication development
  • Intellectual and cognitive functioning
  • Socialization
  • Community integration
  • Behavior management
  • Daily living activities
  • Responsibility
  • Mobility
  • Self-advocacy skills

Iowa School Age Day Program

We strive to help individuals with disabilities prepare for the transition from high school to adult life while building lasting friendships. The To The Rescue School Age Day Program is offered Monday – Friday all summer and during the fall, winter, and spring breaks for individuals in the Cedar Rapids, IA and surrounding school districts.  The program helps individuals with disabilities in high school develop life skills that promote independence by supporting physical and emotional health, self-advocacy, socialization and community engagement. In addition, To The Rescue can provide door-to-door transportation through our fleet of vehicles that includes wheelchair accessible mini-vans and mini buses.

For more information call Ingrid Wensel at 319-826-6068 or email iwensel@totherescue.net or complete our form online

Transportation for the elderly


At To The Rescue, we provide safe and reliable door-to-door transportation services close to home, throughout Iowa and beyond. Our customized plans — for both groups and individuals — pick you up and deliver you wherever you choose.

Whether you need a ride to work, the grocery store, a doctor’s appointment, a business meeting or a family event, we are here to serve. You’ll appreciate our well-maintained and comfortable fleet of vehicles. We are licensed, bonded and insured.

The following is a list of our vehicles.  Standard wheelchairs are available upon request.

  • Standard size vehicles
  • Minivans (seat up to 6 passengers)
  • Passenger vans (seat up to 15 passengers)
  • Wheelchair accessible minivans
  • Mini buses (seat up to 12 passengers)
  • Mini buses (can accommodate up to 4 wheelchairs)


To The Rescue Transportation Services

Iowa Phone: 319-365-9000

Colorado Phone: 720-851-2100

or complete our form online