Music Therapy:

American Music Therapy Association

AMTA's purpose is the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings.

Association for Music & Imagery

The Association for Music and Imagery (AMI) is devoted to advancing the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music and its adaptations. The association promotes training standards and practices, research, professional development, networking for members, and public outreach.

Iowa Chapter of Music Therapy

A dedicated group of music therapists who seek to enhance individuals' everyday lives through live music and positive interaction.  Their mission is to further the advancement of training and educating music therapists in and around the state, and to provide a forum for networking.

Certification Board for Music Therapists

The mission of the Certification Board for Music Therapists is to ensure a standard of excellence in the development, implementation, and promotion of an accredited certification program for safe and competent music therapy practice.


Des Moines Pride Center

The Des Moines Pride Center is a community organization that serves, supports, and celebrates gender and sexual minorities and their allies.

One Iowa

One Iowa is a statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) organization preserving and advancing equality for LGBTQ individuals through grassroots efforts, advocacy, and education.


PFLAG is the extended family of the LGBTQ community, made up of LGBTQ individuals, family members and allies.  The PFLAG chapter network provides local confidential peer support, education and advocacy to save lives, strengthen families, & change hearts, minds and laws.

Transgender Law Center

The largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people.  Site includes equality maps of laws state by state.

Body Positivity:

National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance

The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA)  works to eliminate discrimination based on body size and provide fat people with the tools for self-empowerment through advocacy, public education, and support.

The Body Positive

The Body Positive reconnects youth and adults to their innate body wisdom for more balanced, joyful self-care and a relationship with their whole selves that is guided by love, forgiveness, and humor.

Health at Every Size

Health at Every Size® principles help us advance social justice, create an inclusive and respectful community, and support people of all sizes in finding compassionate ways to take care of themselves.


NOLOSE is a diverse, vibrant community of fat queer and trans folks and our allies, with a shared commitment to intersectional anti-oppression ideology and action, seeking to end the oppression of fat people!

Suicide Prevention and Support:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.

Alliance of Hope

The Alliance of Hope works to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.