Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment and Services
Urban Dreams is a state licensed substance abuse treatment center providing outpatient substance abuse treatment, assessments, group and individual counseling, state-approved OWI classes, and aftercare for adults and juveniles.
To schedule a substance abuse assessment, please call +1 (515) 228-4742.
Mental Health Treatment and Services
Urban Dreams is a state accredited mental health treatment center that offers adult, youth, couples, individual, and family therapy, counseling, and skill development (BHIS) services.
To schedule an appointment, please contact Melanie Acklin at +1 (515) 805-7562.
Information and Referral
Over 30 years, Urban Dreams has formed an extensive network of collaborators and partners within the community which includes services that provide assistance for people in need of the following:
Urban Dreams also invites anyone to make free local phone calls, use the internet, or just get out of the weather and watch TV.
For information or a referral, please call +1 (515) 228-4742
Social Mediation and Consultation
Urban Dreams provides consultation and assistance with issues involving race, education, community conflict, and social/civil concerns with multiple agencies, including (but not limited to):
- Des Moines Police Department
- The City of Des Moines
- Des Moines Public Schools
- Des Moines Area Community College
- The Greater Des Moines Partnership
A non-partisan effort to increase civic engagement in areas with historically low voter turnout, within the scope of which is –
A non-partisan forum that has focused attention on issues of particular concern to minorities in presidential, gubernatorial, and other elections since 1984
IOWA BROWN & BLACK FORUM
The Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum is an element of Urban Dreams’ non-partisan Project V.O.T.E. (Voting Opportunities Through Education). It is the nation’s only presidential forum in which all candidates have the opportunity to answer essential concerns of African-Americans and Latinos. The non-partisan event began in 1984 and has figured prominently in the Iowa caucuses. It is recognized as the oldest continuous minority forum for presidential candidates in America and one of the longest-running presidential forums in the nation.
For more information on the Iowa Brown & Black Forum, please visit us at brownandblackforum.org.
- Annual Christmas tree and food giveaway in conjunction with the Iowa Barbecue Society
- Summer youth activities and programs
- Helping ex-offenders with reintegration, habilitation, and becoming positive members of our community
- Staff serves on multiple boards and commissions