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Abbe Mental Health Center
1039 Arthur St., Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 338-7884 Website: www.abbehealth.org
The following services are provided: outpatient psychotherapy and psychiatry for children and adults, including play therapy, family services and school liaison counseling. Services to the chronically mentally ill include supported community living, homeless outreach, and urgent services. Also available: consultation and education to the community.
The Arc of Southeast Iowa
2620 Muscatine Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 351-5017 Website: www.arcsei.org
The Arc of Southeast Iowa has been serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in Johnson and surrounding Counties since 1957 providing advocacy; information and referral; individual and group respite care; supported community living; supported employment; consumer directed attendant care; intermittent medical monitoring; children at home program; parent support group; Sibship; Hispanic Family Fellowship; Social Skills Class; Parent Education and two summer day camps for children.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County
3109 Old Hwy 218 S., Iowa City, IA 52246
Phone: 337-2145 Website: www.bbbsjc.org
Provides a match between a child and adult volunteer. Volunteers provide companionship, role modeling, guidance and friendship, through four programs: Community Based, School Based, Sports Buddies and Academic Mentoring. Emphasis is placed on the development of the child’s self esteem.
The Crisis Center of Johnson County
1121 Gilbert Ct., Iowa City, IA 52240-4528
Phone: 351-0140 Website: www.jccrisiscenter.org
Provides immediate support through the 24-Hour Crisis Line, Chat, and Text services. Available by phone 24/7; walk-in counseling offered Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm; mobile crisis outreach offered 24 hours. Specializes in suicide prevention and crisis intervention services, and hosts monthly support groups for individuals with specific needs, with times and locations listed online. Offers weekly supplemental food assistance and vouchers for clothing and household items. Offers limited financial assistance to avoid eviction or loss of utilities. Provides suicide prevention training for individuals, groups and businesses and responds to natural disasters that affect the community with recovery assistance. All services are free and confidential.
Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP)
1105 S. Gilbert Ct., Ste. 300, Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 351-1043 Website: www.dvipiowa.org
Provides support and resources to individuals battered by their intimate partner or loved ones. Provides the following confidential crisis intervention services: 24-hour safe shelter and hotline; advocacy with law enforcement, courts, medical and social services; counseling and support groups; youth support services; volunteer opportunities; and community education. Founded on the belief that everyone has the right to live free of fear and harm.
Elder Services, Inc.
1486 South First Ave., Suite B, Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 338-0515 Website: www.elderservicesinc.com
Elder Services focuses on assisting persons age 60 and over in Johnson County to stay active, independent, and safe in their own homes. We do this by enriching the community with the knowledge, experience, and dedication of seniors who wish to stay active and engaged in their communities after retirement through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, and providing for some of those most in need in our community through our Senior Nutrition Program which provides Meals on Wheels, Senior Dining, and Rural Meal Delivery.
4Cs Community Coordinated Child Care
1500 Sycamore St., Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 338-7684 Website: www.iowa4cs.com
Provides education, consultation and resources to home and center-based child care programs. Administers a child care food program and provides a series of early childhood workshops and conferences that are open to the public. Provides crisis child care and operates an emergency child care center.
Four Oaks Iowa City
1916 Waterfront Dr., Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 337-4523 Website: www.fouroaks.org
Four Oaks is dedicated to its mission to help children become successful adults. Prevention programs include after-school programs, assisting with self-sufficiency, and in-home prevention. Community and school-based programs offer alternatives to the typical classroom, provide family therapy, incorporate skill-building for remedial services, and work toward safety and permanency for DHS families. Four Oaks also provides emergency shelter care and special needs adoption/family foster care.
Free Lunch Program
1105 S. Gilbert Ct., Ste. 100, Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 325-0652 Website: www.icflp.org
Provides noon meals, free of charge, six days a week to anyone in need. Lunch is served Monday through Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. Doors are open 11:30am-1:30pm. Meals are prepared and served by 37 different volunteer groups. Shoes and shirt are required for service.
Geriatric & Special Needs Dental Program
University of Iowa, W329 DSB, Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 335-7373 Website: www.dentistry.uiowa.edu
This program is conducted by the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry. It provides comprehensive dental services to geriatric and special needs patients, including: medically, physically and cognitively compromised adults, frail elderly, nursing home residents, homeless, indigent, and other underserved populations.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
317 Seventh Ave SE, Ste 201, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: 319-363-8335 Website: www.girlscoutstoday.org
Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls and believes in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. The Girl Scout program provides girls of varying backgrounds and abilities the opportunity to discover adventure, gain new skills, and change the world. By focusing the Girl Scout program on the core initiatives of Entrepreneurship, Outdoors, Life Skills, and STEM, girls will become self-sufficient, courageous, and ready to tackle what’s ahead.
Goodwill of the Heartland
1410 South 1st Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 337-4158 Website: www.goodwillheartland.org
Provides employment, training, and support services to advance the social and economic well-being of persons who experience barriers to independence and self-sufficiency. Specific services provided include day habilitation, supported community living, vocational assessment, career exploration, occupational skills training, job placement, job coaching, and long-term employment.
2220 9th St., Coralville, IA 52241
Phone: 354-7641 Website: www.handicareinc.com
Handicare has been a leader in the field of early childhood education since 1981. Handicare prides itself on providing a wide range of supports and services to ensure that all children are able to successfully participate in daily routines and developmentally appropriate activities. Handicare provides care to children birth through third grade.
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP)
2007 Waterfront Drive, Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 337-5765 Website: www.hacap.org
HACAP, a Community Action Program, is responsible for developing and delivering Iowa’s anti-poverty plan for Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn and Washington counties. Key programs operated by HACAP are Low-Income and Transitional Housing, Head Start/Early Head Start, Low Income Energy Assistance, Home Weatherization, and the Food Reservoir which supplies food pantries, the Crisis Center Food Program, Table to Table and any nonprofit organization serving meals in Johnson County.
Healthy Kids School-Based Health Clinics
1725 N. Dodge Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
Phone: 631-3204 Website: www.iowacityschools.org/Page/1164
The Healthy Kids School-based Health Clinics provides free health care, mental health services, dental care and vision care to children in Johnson County from birth through high school graduation who are uninsured, underinsured, or have other barriers to accessing healthcare. Clinics are offered at South East Jr. High, City High, and Northwest Jr. High Schools.
Hillcrest Supported Living; Birch House
407 Hwy. 1 West, Iowa City, IA 52246; 745 Pepper Drive, Iowa City IA 52240
Phone: 337-4204; Phone: 341-9849
• Hillcrest Supported Living Program provides Visiting Counselors that assists adults living with a serious and persistent mental illness, with developing the skills and supports needed to live independently. We also offer Visiting Psychiatric Nursing services.
• Birch House is a five bed community-based group home for adults with serious and persistent mental illness. We prepare individuals for independent living upon discharge.
The Housing Fellowship
322 East 2nd Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 358-9212 Website: www.housingfellowship.com
A community based nonprofit corporation that provides, develops, and manages decent and affordable housing for low-income area residents.
Iowa City Free Medical & Dental Clinic
2440 Towncrest Drive, Iowa City, IA 52240-6622
Phone: 337-4459 Website: www.freemedicalclinic.org
Provides free out-patient medical and dental services for uninsured and underinsured members of the community, including medications, labs, radiology procedures, specialty care and case management.
Iowa Legal Aid
1700 South First Avenue, Suite 10, Eastdale Plaza, Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 351-6570 or 800-532-1275 Website: www.iowalegalaid.org
Iowa Legal Aid provides free legal services to low-income Iowans in civil matters. Iowa Legal Aid does not handle criminal cases. Priorities for service include protection from domestic violence, housing, public benefits (e.g. FIP, VA, SSD/SSI, food assistance, unemployment benefits), consumer issues (e.g. relief from garnishment, utility problems), health issues (e.g. Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Care), tax controversies with the IRS, education issues (including special education), and issues for seniors (60+).
Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity
2401 Scott Blvd., Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 337-8949 Website: www.iowavalleyhabitat.org
Provides affordable home ownership via construction, home rehabilitation and preservation. The Helping Hands program builds ramps or make repairs for lower income disabled and senior home owners. Advocates for fair housing policies and provides access to resources that help families improve their shelter conditions. Provides low-cost materials and appliances through ReStore Program.
Joan Buxton School Children’s Aid
1725 N. Dodge Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
This program helps families access basic needs so that children are able to come to school ready to learn. Funds provide clothing, boots, tennis shoes, school supplies, eye exams, glasses, medications and other resources to children in need.
National Alliance on Mental Illness—Johnson County
1105 S. Gilbert Ct., Ste. 200, Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 337-5400 Website: www.namijc.org
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Johnson County, a grassroots organization that has affiliates across the country as well as in Johnson County, offers education, support, and advocacy for persons with mental illness (consumers) and their families. Evidence-based educational classes are provided for families/significant others, consumers, care providers, and the general public. Community, state, and national resources are available depending on the needs of those served. Peer support is available by phone, at group meetings, or individually. NAMI advocates at the local, state, and national levels to improve the lives of all those affected by mental illness, which is the entire community. NAMI of Johnson County currently works with the school system, the criminal justice system, local businesses, and many other UW agencies to educate, support, and advocate. Printed materials and presentations are available upon request.
Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County
PO Box 2491, Iowa City, IA 52244-2491
Phone: 354-2886 Website: www.ncjc.org
Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County offers neighborhood and school-based education and support programs and activities for children and families. For children this includes accredited early childhood classes, before and after-school programs, summer camps, teen groups, tutoring, and pre-employment training. Adult activities include home visits, parenting education classes, ELL classes, and neighborhood gatherings focused on creative endeavors and fellowship. Low-income families are our primary focus. We address the needs that can trap families in a cycle of vulnerability and obstruct their progress towards self-sufficiency, stability, good health, and happiness.
North Liberty Community Pantry
85 N. Jones Blvd., North Liberty, IA 52317
Phone: 626-2711 Website: www.northlibertycommunitypantry.org
Provides supplemental food and clothing to hundreds of families in North Liberty and rural areas of northern Johnson County. Families may visit up to once a week for services. Other services include nutrition education, cooking and gardening classes and personal care items.
Pathways Adult Day Health Center
817 Pepperwood Lane, Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 339-6162 Website: www.abbehealth.org
Pathways provides adults with health challenges the chance to continue to live at home and prevent or delay out-of-home placement. Group activities are offered featuring educational programs, exercise, computer access, art, gardening and culinary groups. Professional services are available including nursing services, medication management, personal care, occupational, physical and speech therapy. Transportation to and from the facility and meals are included based on the hours an adult attends.
Prelude Behavioral Services
430 Southgate Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 351-4357 Website: www.preludeiowa.org
Prelude offers a broad range of substance abuse prevention and treatment services for individuals and their families. Prevention services include consultation and presentations to schools, churches, businesses and community groups. Treatment services include evaluation, outpatient, residential, half-way, continuing care and detoxification services. Walk in hours available. Prelude also provides problem gambling prevention and treatment for individuals and concerned others as well as transitional housing for families dealing with substance abuse. Phones answered 24 hours a day.
332 S. Linn St., Suite 100, Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 335-6001 Website: www.rvap.org
RVAP is a sexual assault victim advocate and prevention education agency that also hosts the Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline (800-284-7821). We serve individuals impacted by sexual violence -- survivors and/or their loved ones in the following eastern Iowa counties: Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Iowa, Johnson, Lee, Washington,Van Buren. This includes but is not limited to individuals of any age, gender, identity, culture, etc. Advocates provide medical, legal, court, and systems advocacy, counseling, support groups, and other direct services to victims/survivors of sexual abuse and their partners, friends and family members. Our vision is a community free from sexual violence.
Shelter House Community Shelter and Transition Service
429 Southgate Avenue, PO Box 3146, Iowa City, IA 52244
Phone: 351-0326 Admin Phone: 338-5416 Website: www.shelterhouseiowa.org
Shelter House provides safe shelter and helps people improve the quality of their lives as they move beyond homelessness. Our services include:
• Emergency shelter (45 days) w/ family designated areas
• Low Barrier Emergency Winter Shelter for chronically homeless (at a satellite location)
• Transitional shelter for veterans (<24 mos)
• Permanent Supportive Housing for individuals with SPMI (Fairweather Lodge)
• Drop-In Center: 1pm–4pm (M -F) & 8am–10am (Sat/Sun)
• Housing and Employment Placement and Retention Services
• Culinary Starts: food service (contract meals and catering)
• Fresh Starts: professional janitorial services
Table to Table
840 S. Capitol Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 337-3400 Website: www.table2table.org
Table to Table keeps wholesome, edible food from going to waste by collecting it from donors and distributing it to those in need through agencies that serve the hungry, homeless and at-risk populations.
United Action for Youth (UAY)
1700 S 1st Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 338-7518 Website: www.unitedactionforyouth.org
UAY offers counseling and youth development programs to teens and families in Johnson County and surrounding communities. UAY offers family mediation and therapy for youth and their parents, to address family conflict, communication, depression, anxiety, trauma and grief. UAY operates a Youth Center located at 355 Iowa Avenue in downtown Iowa City that is open Monday through Saturday. The Youth Center includes a recording studio, art studio, art gallery, performance space, counseling, and the Rotary Center for Youth Volunteers. UAY operates a program for pregnant and parenting teens that includes skill-building, counseling and health services. UAY also operates a Transitional Living Program for homeless youth 17-21.
Visiting Nurse Association (VNA)
1524 Sycamore St., Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 337-9686 Website: www.vnaic.org
Provides home health services to people of all ages with acute and chronic illness. Home medical services are provided by nurses, therapists, social workers and home care aides. Community services include health screening, consultation, education programs and flu clinics.