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Best Buddies in Iowa

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Employment
  • International
  • People with Disabilities


​7518 Hickman Rd.Windsor Heights, IA 50324 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We are the world's largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical, and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Best Buddies in Iowa provides one-to-one friendship, integrated employment, and leadership programs for individuals with and without IDD.


Best Buddies in Iowa (BBIA) has 40+ school based chapters across the state and an adult program, Citizens, which fosters meaningful one-to-one friendships between peers with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). We currently have 1,500 individuals participating in our friendship programs. Additionally, we provide leadership development trainings for student leaders and volunteers seeking to become ambassadors for inclusion in their community. In the Fall of 2022, BBIA expanded services to include job development and employment coaching services for people with IDD.


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