Organizations

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Emergency/Crisis
 
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319-362-2174
Foundation 2 is a non-profit human service agency that offers crisis prevention and intervention programs to people of all ages. We are committed to positive youth development, suicide prevention, and helping build the foundation for stronger and healthier families and safer communities for everyone.
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1-855-325-4296

Iowa Crisis Chat is a service of CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank, formerly The Crisis Center, a volunteer-driven organization that provides non-judgmental support for individuals facing emotional crisis. Volunteers are the heart of what we do. Our highly trained volunteers and staff are available from 9:00am to 2:00am central time, seven days a week.

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The Iowa Department of Human Services website has an extensive list of mental health crisis services available across the state of Iowa. 
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CALL: 855-581-8111

TEXT: 855-895-8398
Your Life Iowa (YLI) walks beside you so you’re never alone. When you don’t know who to turn to about a problem with alcohol, drugs, gambling, suicidal thoughts or mental health, Your Life Iowa is here for you 24/7. YLI provides free, confidential support and connects you to resources meant to help you get your life back on track.
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Ellipsis is Iowa’s “no wrong door” care provider for kids and families. We’re an agency that welcomes and works with people however they come or are referred to us, reducing barriers to programming and services that keep families connected and thriving. On any given day, we serve more than 750 kids and their families with residential care and treatment, counseling and therapy, behavioral health intervention services, care coordination and family support.

Grief
 
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Death and grief are common human experiences, yet these experiences tend to be different for every individual. As a result, Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss offers a wide variety of resources available to you and your family as you begin to work through your grief.

LGBTQ+ Services 
 
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 The mission of Iowa Safe Schools is to provide safe, supportive, and nurturing learning environments and communities for LGBTQ and allied youth through education, outreach, advocacy, and direct services.  

Our Mission

To end suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people.

Our Vision

A world where all LGBTQ young people see a bright future for themselves.

Our Mission

One Iowa advances, empowers, and improves the lives of LGBTQ Iowans statewide.

Our Vision

One Iowa seeks to improve the lives of LGBTQ Iowans by protecting and advancing equality and inclusiveness through education, improving workplace culture, and increasing access to quality healthcare across our state.

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TRANSitional Closet is a locally organized group to help those transitioning, gain the things and items they need. We are open to any donations of gently used male and female clothing, in hopes to pass them along to help make their transition easier. We are also asking for any new essential items, like deodorant, makeup, razors, etc. to be donated as well.

We also are hoping to host “TRANSitional Showers” to celebrate their new transition into their true selves. This is very similar to Baby Showers or Bridal Showers, but for a special individual.

Substance Abuse
 
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Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who come together to solve their drinking problem.  It doesn’t cost anything to attend A.A. meetings. There are no age or education requirements to participate. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.

A.A.’s primary purpose is to help alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

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 Our name, Narcotics Anonymous, is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. Membership is free, and we have no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA including governments, religions, law enforcement groups, or medical and psychiatric associations. Through all of our service efforts and our cooperation with others seeking to help addicts, we strive to reach a day when every addict in the world has an opportunity to experience our message of recovery in his or her own language and culture. 

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The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is an online source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance use/addiction and/or mental health problems. 

In response to the growing demand for treatment services, and to increase the visibility of treatment service providers, SAMHSA is sharing facility contact information from its Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator with commercially available search engines to help facilitate greater access to mental health and substance use treatment services. Facility contact information includes only the facility's name, location address, phone number, and web site.

Information Support
 
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Children & Families of Iowa is one of the top family services organizations in Iowa. Through its programs and services, the organization helps everyone from children who need a safe home to adults learning to cope with trauma. Children & Families of Iowa doesn’t just offer solutions for families and children in crisis. It offers hope when it seems like there is none left. It offers a chance to build better futures. It offers an opportunity to change lives.

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IowaCASA represents 24 victim service programs across the state. Our coalition provides a bridge between victim advocates at sexual assault programs, statewide policy makers, and federal responses to sexual harassment, abuse, and assault. Our mission is to end sexual violence and improve support available to survivors of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault. 

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In the face of unprecedented need, Iowa MMJ is building off of a long legacy of two trusted organizations. The uniting of American Friends Service Committee Iowa and Iowa Justice for Our Neighbors’ programs creates a powerful opportunity to meet urgent needs for direct services while building a stronger movement for immigrants’ rights in the state and region.

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The mission of the Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa (EDCI) is to prevent eating disorders and to serve as a catalyst of hope, acceptance, understanding and healing for all impacted by eating disorders.

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The vision of EDCI is an Iowa without eating disorders.

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EFR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit human services organization that aims to help people manage life’s challenges to reach their full potential.

At EFR, our team specializes in prevention, intervention, and treatment for substance use disorders and behavioral health issues, all under one roof. Moreover, we provide a judgement-free environment that only seeks to help.

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Call: 1.866.331.9474

Text: LOVEIS to 22522

love is respect is the national resource to disrupt and prevent unhealthy relationships and intimate partner violence by empowering young people through inclusive and equitable education, support, and resources.

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MindSpring is a local organization, with the same people with the same passion for providing mental health education, support and advocacy.

We are dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe biological brain diseases.

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Our founder, Jamie Tworkowski, didn’t set out to start a nonprofit organization. All he wanted to do was help a friend and tell her story. When Jamie met Renee Yohe, she was struggling with addiction, depression, self-injury, and suicidal thoughts. He wrote about the five days he spent with her before she entered a treatment center, and he sold T-shirts to help cover the cost. When she entered treatment, he posted the story on MySpace to give it a home. The name of the story was “To Write Love on Her Arms.”

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Our Vision

We envision a world where system interventions and approaches prioritize children’s humanity and needs.

Our Mission

The Youth Law Center advocates to transform foster care and juvenile justice systems across the nation so every child and youth can thrive.