Discovery Living

1015 Old Marion Rd NE Cedar Rapids, Iowa, IA 52402

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Type of Senior Living

  • Home Health and Hospice
  • Independent Living
  • Nursing Home
  • Respite / Short-Term Care
  • Memory Care


Discovery Living provides intellectual disabilities services for adults, and like most non-profit organizations, depends on the extraordinary goodwill of various individuals and community organizations. Heroes, really.

Our founding partner, the Knights of Columbus, has worked tirelessly to help ensure our sustainability through 40 years of on-going support. In addition to the Knights, we have been blessed by the generosity of our employees, individual donors, relatives and friends of people served, community foundations and local businesses.

The fact is, we simply could not provide the services we do without these people – people just like you.

Through their generous gifts, we have been able to provide a wide array of individualized supports to meet the needs of the individuals we serve. Home modifications, vehicle purchases and adaptations, and adaptive equipment are examples of routine expenses that are not covered by our funding sources.

Please consider the good you could do as a member of the community of donors that support the work of Discovery Living.

Learn more about how your gift impacts our communities and donate today.

About Discovery Living

Discovery Living provides services to adults (age 18 and older) with developmental disabilities.

In the mid-1970’s, parents in Linn County who had adult family members with developmental disabilities looked to the future with serious concerns. The local community had a growing variety of specialized programs, but residential services, such as small group homes, were few in number. Those that did exist were already full and had long waiting lists. Concerned groups from the community banded together to find a solution. In 1977, The Knights of Columbus formed a non-profit organization called Discovery Village (which would one day be renamed Discovery Living, Inc.) to meet this need.

Today, Discovery Living serves over 150 people in over 30 locations. Every person served by Discovery Living has an intellectual disability, and most have other conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, visual or hearing limitations and/or multiple disabilities. The organization employs over 200 staff, most of whom provide direct support for the residents when they are at home.

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Private Rooms
Meals & Dining
Dietary Accommodations
Property Amenities
  • On-Site Medical Staff
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Salon / Barber
  • 24-Hour Staff
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Transportation Services
  • Medication Management
  • Walking Paths
  • Security
  • Fitness Center
  • Gathering / Activity Spaces



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