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 resolution and interpersonal skills.


Since its inception in 1998, Successful Living has been helping clients who are affected by mental illness build better lives for themselves. Successful Living is tireless in its efforts to provide access to services and resources for its clients, and supports their recovery in powerful and compassionate ways as they work toward life goals, individual and shared.

Our Mission

Successful Living builds an integrated and compassionate community working with adults who have chronic mental illness through effective and innovative housing, outreach, group programs and supports in the greater Iowa City area. 

Our Vision

To be a leader in the mental health community in a continuously changing environment by: 

•    Providing excellent client-centered services.
•    Creating rewarding opportunities for staff.
•    Being financially sound allowing for fair and equitable compensation and growth.