When you need it, support is here

Find local and national resources to help you when challenges arise. Some are veteran-specific, while others are open to the general public. 

General Resources

CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank, formerly The Crisis Center, is a volunteer-driven organization based in Iowa City, IA that provides immediate and non-judgmental support for individuals facing emotional, food, or financial crisis.

Available to: All community members. 

Crisis and Online Help

NAMI Johnson County is the local affiliate of NAMI Iowa and NAMI National.  NAMI, the acronym for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s leading grassroots, self help, education, support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI Johnson County serves the communities of Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty and all of Johnson County, although anyone is welcome to participate in our organization and activities.

NAMI Johnson County (NAMIJC) is an organization where people can meet and learn from each other.  Educational programs and classes provide information about illnesses, symptoms, treatment options, and available services for those living with a mental illness, as well as for those with whom they live and work. NAMIJC advocates for access to services, treatment, support and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all those in need.

Available to: Community members age 10-25, families, adults as space is available.

The therapists at United Action for Youth have a unique ability to engage teenagers in individual adolescent psychotherapy. They balance listening with talking; they don't lecture or blame; they tailor their style to increase the youth's comfort. UAY therapists have expertise in the areas that are common concerns for teens, parents, and young adults. Although our focus is serving youth 10-25, we can also provide services for adults if space is available.

Our therapists are trained to treat depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, behavioral problems, family conflict, grief, self-harm (cutting), and the consequences of physical and sexual abuse. We work with families to build healthy relationships. We are a SAFEZONE for the LGBTQ community, offering a safe and inclusive environment.

Available to: All University of Iowa students, including undergraduate, graduate and professional, and non-degree seeking students. 

University Counseling Service supports mental well-being, nurtures student success, and contributes to a safe, welcoming, and multiculturally-aware campus community. UCS offers group therapy, individual therapy, relationship therapy, and referrals to therapists in the community. 

Veteran-Specific Resources

Eligibility Requirements

The Cedar Rapids Outpatient Clinic is an extension of the Iowa City VA Health Care System. The clinic is conveniently located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The clinic operates like a physician’s office. A specific healthcare team is assigned to address your healthcare needs. You may be referred to the Iowa City VA Health Care System for specialty treatment. Services offered at the clinic include:

• Primary Care, Preventive and Wellness Services

• Mental Health Services including individual and group classes

• Lab and x-ray
• Dietician providing individual dietary counseling as well as group classes

• Telehealth including audiology and retinal screenings

• Social Worker providing general social work services including assistance with Advance Directives (Living Will, Health Care Power of Attorney)

• Physical Therapy

• Clinical Pharmacist

• Substance abuse counseling and education

Eligibility Requirements

The Cedar Rapids Vet Center's services include: 

Individual and group counseling for Veterans, service members, and their families

Family counseling for military related issues

Bereavement (grief) counseling

Military sexual trauma counseling and referral

Community outreach and education

Substance abuse assessment and referral

Employment referral

Referral of other VA services

Eligibility Requirements

The Davenport VA Clinic provides mental health services. 

Eligibility Requirements

The Coralville Clinic is an outpatient facility where veterans can be treated for medical problems, routine health maintenance, and outpatient mental health. This beautiful clinic located approximately two miles west of the Iowa City VA provides more timely and accessible care to the growing number of veterans seeking healthcare at the Iowa City VA.

Outpatient Mental Health services including outpatient psychiatry and psychology services are also now provided in the Coralville Clinic on the upper and lower levels.

Eligibility Requirements

The Iowa City VA Clinic offers dental services, mental health care, and specialty care services.

Eligibility Requirements

The Iowa City VA Medical Center provides a wide range of medical services. 

Eligibility Requirements

The Quad Cities Outpatient Clinic is an extension of the Iowa City VA Health Care System. The clinic is conveniently located in Davenport, Iowa. The clinic operates like a physician’s office. A specific healthcare team is assigned to address your healthcare needs. You may be referred to the Iowa City VA Health Care System for specialty treatment. Services offered at the clinic include:

• Primary Care, Preventive and Wellness Services

• Mental Health Services including individual and group classes

• Lab and x-ray
• Dietician providing individual dietary counseling as well as group classes

• Telehealth including audiology and retinal screenings

• Social Worker providing general social work services including assistance with Advance Directives (Living Will, Health Care Power of Attorney)

• Substance abuse counseling and education

The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances.

You can call, text, or chat online with them 24/7. 

Available to: Active duty military personnel and veterans discharged under honorable conditions. 

The Veterans Liberty Center in Iowa City is a nonprofit organization established to meet the needs of active duty military personnel and veterans discharged under honorable conditions. Our mission is to inspire and empower these individuals. The Center is a place for veterans to socialize and receive services such as counseling, job assistance, food and clothing assistance, wheelchair assistance and transportation.

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