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Community Resources

211 Iowa

211 is a free, comprehensive information and referral system linking Iowa residents to health and human service programs, community services, disaster services and governmental programs. 211 is a one-stop source of information for people looking for services.

Abbe Center for Community Mental Health

Abbe Center for Community Mental Health is a state accredited community mental health center, serving clients of all ages for 70 years. They currently have locations in eight counties throughout Eastern Iowa.

Abbe Center for Community Mental Health works with the MHDS of the East Central Region to offer a sliding fee scale for those who qualify.

Affordable Housing Network

The Affordable Housing Network, Inc. (AHNI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization affiliated with Four Oaks, one of the largest providers of human services in the state of Iowa. AHNI is dedicated to providing affordable housing in our community, offering a wide variety of housing options and locations to call home in the Cedar Rapids area. We strive to develop healthy and vibrant housing communities by connecting our residents with services that meet the needs of a diverse population, including families with children, seniors, and people with disabilities.

Area Substance Abuse Council 

Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) is a private nonprofit corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Formed in 1962, ASAC is one of the most comprehensive substance use disorder prevention and treatment agencies in the state of Iowa.  Our service area primarily serves Linn, Benton, Jones, Jackson and Clinton counties as well as patients from across Iowa.

Catherine McAuley Center

The Catherine McAuley Center offers hope and opportunity through educational and supportive services that promote stability, skill-building, and connection. Core service areas include Women's Services for women healing from trauma, Education Services for adult learners, and Refugee and Immigrant Services.

Cedar Rapids School District

Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD) has an enriching history of educating students since 1855. Today, we are the second largest public education provider in Iowa, with more than 16,000 students and nearly 3,200 teachers and staff at work in 32 schools throughout Cedar Rapids. We build on our past and present to supply an education that prepares students for the future.

City of Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids is a vibrant city, encompassing unique attractions, exciting events, specialty shopping, a dynamic art scene, and a large variety of restaurant and nightlife options. You’ll find that Cedar Rapids offers one of the best places to live, work and play in the Midwest.

City of Hiawatha

Find information about the City of Hiawatha. Make online payments for your water bill or parking ticket, learn about recreational programs and get up to date information on city ordinances.

Eastern Iowa Health Center

As a Federally Qualified Health Center, it is Eastern Iowa Health Center's mission to provide exceptional and accessible, patient-centered healthcare for all. Their services include family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, labor and delivery, behavioral health and dental care.

Eastern Iowa Health Center offers discounts based upon your family size and income. They accept Medicaid, Medicare, Iowa Health and Wellness and most private insurance plans. Their doors will always be open to serve your health needs, regardless of ability to pay.


A free search website that makes it easy for anyone to directly find and connect with services like food, housing, healthcare and many other types of support available nearby. It's free, private and simple to use.

Foundation 2 - Crisis Services

Foundation 2 is a non-profit human service agency that offers crisis prevention and intervention programs to people of all ages. They are committed to positive youth development, suicide prevention, and helping build the foundation for stronger and healthier families and safer communities for everyone.

Their services include a 24-hour crisis phone line, crisis chat and text, family counseling, mobile crisis outreach, an emergency youth shelter and independent living support for young adults who have aged out of foster care.

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP)

A diverse, community-focused nonprofit dedicated to the sustained improvement of human life in our communities. As one of sixteen Iowa community action agencies, HACAP provides flexible and adaptive programs and services that work toward removing the barriers to self-sufficiency. Providing service in nine counties in Iowa: Benton, Dubuque, Delaware, Iowa, Jackson, Johnson, Jones, Linn and Washington. They build collaboration among for-profit, nonprofit, faith-based, service groups and community members in order to make stronger, healthier communities.

Iowa College Aid

Because college changes everything. All Iowans can achieve an education beyond high school.

Iowa College Aid helps make college possible for all Iowans by...

  • Working to remove barriers so that any Iowan can achieve an education
  • Providing Iowans with tools and information to plan, prepare and complete education after high school

Helpful brochures provided by Iowa College Aid:


Iowa Safe at Home

Safe at Home is an address confidentiality program that provides participants with a substitute address.

Iowa Total Care

Iowa Total Care, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation (Centene), is a managed care organization that provides healthcare services and Iowa state-sponsored health insurance plans through local, regional and community-based resources.

Iowa Total Care - Transportation Services

No-cost rides to your non-emergency doctor appointments or mileage reimbursement program if a family member or friend drives you to appointments.

Línea de Ayuda en Iowa | Iowa Spanish Helpline

Esta es una iniciativa de la Alianza Latina de Iowa, encabezada por La Oficina de Asuntos Latinos, en colaboración con El Centro Latino de Iowa y EMBARC. Fue establecida en Abril del 2020 por líderes voluntarios latinos, y directores de agencias Latinas en diferentes partes del estado de Iowa . ¡Una iniciativa de la comunidad Latina para la comunidad Latina!

This is an Iowa Latino Alliance initiative, led by the Office of Latino Affairs in partnership with the Centro Latino of Iowa, and EMBARC. It was established in April of 2020 by a volunteer task force of Latino leaders and Executive Directors from Latino centers around the state of Iowa. By Latinos for Latinos!

Linn County General Assistance

Linn County government provides residents with a wide range of services including public safety and law enforcement; human and social services; public health; civil and criminal justice system services; parks and conservation; planning and development; construction and maintenance of secondary roads and bridges; vehicle registration; keeping records and vital statistics; elections; general and administrative support services and more. Linn County’s departments work together and with partners locally, regionally and nationally to provide these services and to meet the needs of residents. 

Linn County Mental Health Resources

A list of resources available in the Linn county area focused on mental health.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline and 988

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022. 

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

The current Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, even after 988 is launched nationally.

United Way of East Central Iowa

United Way focuses on education, financial stability, and health because they are the essential building blocks for a good quality of life. UWECI connects and invests in our community to build a stronger, more equitable Eastern Iowa for all.

Waypoint Services

Utilizing a safety net of best practice, research-based approaches, Waypoint's programs aim to provide proactive solutions and stabilizing resources for those experiencing homelessness, poverty, and violence, or needing affordable child care. Waypoint supports nearly 7,500 individuals each year, equipping them with the tools and resources they need to achieve stability and move forward in their lives.

Willis Dady Homeless Services 

Willis Dady Homeless Services provides shelter, case management, homeless prevention, and veteran support for Cedar Rapids, Iowa and the surrounding area.