Successful Living

Successful Living


A shout-out to Successful Living for their important work in supporting individuals in our community in mental health recovery, and for the amazing support you have offered us at #RummageintheRamp every year!
Inside Out Reentry Community and Successful Living are postponing our planned Trivia Night Fundraiser on March 31st.

If you have donated to this event, please know that your donation will be saved until we are able to hold this Trivia Night. Please reach out to either Successful Living or Inside Out with any questions in regards to this event
GRATITUDE: Fun PRIZES to win! A big shoutout and thanks to RAYGUNshirts in Iowa City for donating t-shirts, wallets and store swag to be included as a prize at our upcoming Trivia Night Fundraiser

Signup as an individual or a team today! Proceeds support Inside Out ReEntry and Successful Living

Hosted by Andrew's Bar Exam
$20 per individual or
$150 for an 8-seat table
Pay at door with cash or check
Prepay or donate online at:

March 27th, walk-in Registration begins at 6:30pm at Zion Lutheran Church
❓🕵️‍♀️ Are you a trivia master?🤩 🎉

Get a team together and come play some trivia while also raising money for Inside Out and Successful Living!
BREAKING: A payment glitch is causing health providers and services in Iowa from getting Medicaid reimbursements from Amerigroup, according to Successful Living in Iowa City.
Hudson's Wed March 21st! It's out community night & Successful Living will get a cut from the night's proceeds, from 5 til close!!!
HUDSON's, Wed., March 21. 5pm to closing - Successful Living will get part of the proceeds! Please go to Hudson's Wed. Gonna be fun!!!
So looking fwd to the Successful Living Health & Wellness Festival tomorrow afternoon!!! 3-6 downtown Iowa City rec center!!!!!! It's going to be so much fun for everybody!
Can't wait til our Health & Wellness Festival Aug. 16th!

Successful Living offers housing, supported community living services and day habilitation services for adults with chronic mental illness. Successful Living is a non-profit organization serving persons 18 years and older who are chronically mentally ill.

We help individuals find their path to mental health recovery. Our program encourages the development of skills and support which are vital to living fully and independently in our community. Services at Successful Living are one-to-one, including hands-on training in areas such as: budgeting, housing, education, communications, socialization, self-care, nutrition, meal planning, conflict resoluti

Operating as usual


We are excited to release our Day Hab program's activities schedule for May -- lots of fun things are coming up! Please reach out to Imelda Odjo at (319) 330-1333 or [email protected] with any questions or interest.


Register today for NAMIWalks Your Way Johnson & Linn Counties 2022, which promises to be our most meaningful event ever.
Registration is simple and free!

The last couple of years have been challenging for all of us, but if there has been a silver lining, it is that everyone is talking about mental health. Our employers, schools, politicians, neighbors, actors, athletes, family and friends are talking about their experiences with mental health conditions and the importance of seeking help. We are coming Together for Mental Health!

In that vein, we are planning to have an in-person event this year. We want to come together with our NAMI Johnson and Linn communities and celebrate the progress we've made toward our mission of improving the lives of people affected by mental health conditions.

We’ll have fun activities, engaging speakers, refreshments, and information about NAMI programs and other community resources. If you can join us in-person at Terry Trueblood Recreation Center in Iowa City, please do so! You can choose to walk the full 5K route, part of the route, or not walk at all--just come and be a part of the celebration. You may also choose to walk or participate in another activity in your own neighborhood, school campus, workplace, or local park.

Where you participate or what activity you do is not what’s important. Raising awareness about the importance of mental health and the rising need for mental health services is. And raising funds for NAMI Johnson and Linn Counties’s mission is. As a registered participant, you'll share why NAMI/mental health are important to you and ask family/friends to make a donation to help you reach your fundraising goal.

Get started now! The first step is to register as a team captain, member of a team, individual participant, or virtual participant here:

Mental Health for All — and Always

Sponsorship opportunities are available for our in-person event this year. For more information on how your organization can partner with NAMI Johnson and Linn Counties in 2022, please visit our Sponsor page here:



As part of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the Office of Equity and Human Rights is hosting a training on reducing the stigma of mental illness in the workplace. An estimated 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience mental illness each year and while we may not always know it, every workplace has employees who are experiencing mental illness. This session will provide attendees with information on basic mental health awareness, highlight myths and misconceptions about mental illness, and address strategies we can all implement to reduce bias and influence change in our work culture to reduce the stigmas of mental illness in the workplace.

The program will take place at noon on Wed. May 18, 2022 via Zoom. Register to participate here:

The training will be presented by Darla Wilkerson, CEO for the Center for Disability Inclusion ( Wilkerson self identifies as a person with a disability since acquiring a brain injury in 2006 and understands the challenges that many face when obtaining and maintaining employment. Wilkerson was selected as an ACE Awardee by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce in 2021 for her work in advocating for diversity and inclusion. Wilkerson is passionate about partnering with businesses in order to elevate workplace inclusion and promote the employment of people with disabilities.

For questions or if you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this program/event, please contact Equity Director Stefanie Bowers at 319-356-5022 or [email protected]. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.


Day Hab Client of the Month

Get to Know Bill--

Birthday: January 5th

Favorite Food: Pizza

Least Favorite Food: Pork Chops

Favorite Place to Go: Casino

Likes: Fishing and Bowling

Dislikes: Big crowds

Fun Fact: Bill painted in high school and plays guitar

Bill attends Day Hab on his scheduled days. Bill works hard to keep his art area clean. Bill has improved with setting up his art supply area and putting things away with minimum prompting from staff. We congratulate Bill on his efforts and continued growth. Way to go Bill!


We are excited to announce April's activities schedule for Day Hab. Please reach out to Imelda Odjo at (319) 330-1333 or [email protected] with any questions or interest in this program!

A fun night out! 03/14/2022

A fun night out!

A fun night out! Successful Living clients and staff had a wonderful time at the Highlander Hockey game, a first experience for many of those who attended! The game certainly kept us all entertained and was a wonderful way to spend some time together. A special thanks goes out to Social Justice and Racial Equity Gra...


We are excited to announce our Day Hab program's upcoming activities. Please reach out to Imelda Odjo at (319) 330-1333 or [email protected] with any questions or interest in this program!


It is with great pleasure that we announce the re-opening of our freshly renovated and sanitized Day Hab on February 28, 2022!

We will be following Successful Living recommended guidelines to keep our clients and employees safe which include:
- All clients and staff will have their temperature taken before entering the building.
- All clients and staff are required to wear a face mask during programming and transportation.
- Staff will sanitize and disinfect activities areas throughout the day and after programming for the day.
- We encourage our clients to wash/sanitize your hands before coming to Day Hab and most importantly stay at home if you are feeling sick.

A calendar of activities is coming soon! If you have any questions, please reach out to our Day Hab Director, Imelda Odjo, at (319) 330-1133 or [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you again!


Get to know Denise:

Favorite Food: Lasagna

Least Favorite Food: Brussels Sprouts

Favorite Place to Visit: Clarksville, TN

Likes: Shoot pool

Dislikes: None

Fun Fact: I'm a happy person

Birthday: May 17


The residents did a wonderful job decorating one of the houses, giving it a more homey feel and putting everyone in the holiday spirit! 🎄


The Outreach Counselor works with adult clients (18 years and older) who live with chronic mental illness, engaging with them one-on-one in their homes and the community, supporting and empowering them to live more independently. This includes counseling, strengthening daily living skills, assisting in the development of natural supports, and encouraging community integration to enhance clients’ quality of life. The schedule is mainly Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

• Working and facilitating progress toward client goals
• Coaching and counseling
✓ developing symptom management strategies and coping skills, and identifying triggers
✓ developing natural supports and encouraging community integration
✓ mitigating barriers and working toward independence
✓ improving and building life skills
• Enhancement of daily life and quality of life
✓ building supports in the community and through development and maintenance of interpersonal relationships
✓ supporting organizing and structuring of client’s schedule and daily, weekly, and
monthly routines
✓ monitoring physical health and encouraging healthy practices
• Advocacy and assisting in accessing community resources
• Transporting clients for necessary appointments and other obligations as needed and/or included in their service plan

• In compliance with Chapter 24, state, federal, agency and other required guidelines:
✓ Timely completion of case notes, assessments, and social histories
✓ Timely submission of collateral notes and Incident Reports
✓ Other documentation as required

• Attend twice monthly team meetings and all staff meetings as scheduled
• Participate in additional training as assigned
• Assist team members through information share and meeting client coverage needs

• Communicate in a timely manner with team of care providers
• Assist clients in development and implementation of individual case plans, reflecting client goals and utilizing a strength-based approach
• Follow through with a consistent schedule and adherence to deadlines
• Maintain a minimum 25 units/28 hours of billable weekly client contact
• Complete all paperwork as assigned by supervisor
• Meet with supervisor weekly
• Establish and maintain a consistent schedule with clients and negotiate needed adjustments
• Treat all clients and colleagues with dignity and respect
• Prompt, professional, and responsive communication with clients, fellow staff,
supervisor, collateral agencies – in-person, telephonic, electronic, written missive
• Follow all agency policies and procedures
• Maintain a current schedule on Outlook reflecting all appointments and hours worked
Calendars must be updated for upcoming week each Friday by 5:00 pm.
• Dress, personal appearance, and manner of behavior must reflect a professional image
• Maintain confidentiality and HIPAA guidelines
• Other duties as required and/or assigned
DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Outreach Coordinator

• Minimum of a two-year degree or equivalent, with previous Human Service experience
• Pass multiple background checks, including but not limited to dependent adult/child abuse and criminal background check and driving records check.
• Maintain valid driver’s license and reliable, privately insured car, as well as insurability with agency insurance requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in a Human Service field (Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Sociology) strongly preferred
• Ability to work and engage with a wide variety of people
• Problem solving
• Active listening
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively
• Adaptability
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Writing
• Basic computer literacy

• $12.05 per hour - $14.05 per hour, with incentives
• $200.00 sign-on bonus after successful completion of probationary period
• Competitive Benefits Package including, but not limited to
✓ Health Insurance (employer-employee funded)
✓ IRA (optional)
✓ Paid vacation/sick/holiday time; one paid personal day each year
✓ Mileage Reimbursement
✓ Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
✓ Staff Development & Training
If interested in this opportunity, apply at or on Facebook.

Our Story

Successful Living values and respects its clients and its staff and seeks to provide a positive and professional environment for all.



2406 Towncrest Dr
Iowa City, IA

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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