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Local Resources


About Mental Illness

A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning.

What is Recovery?

Recovery from serious mental illness is not only possible, but for many people living with mental illness today, probable. The notion of recovery involves a variety of perspectives.

We're Here to Listen

In Crisis?

Call the CICS 24-hour
Crisis Line/Mobile Response

Call 844-258-8858
or text 800-332-4224

You can chat one-to-one online at:

Online & texting chats are available from 9am-3pm M-F. All contacts are confidential.

Call the NAMI Helpline at


Or in a crisis, text "NAMI" to 741741

Every Central Iowan who needs help or seeks help deserves to receive it. Please refer to the following resources if you need financial help or assistance finding a support center.

Making support accessible.


You may be eligible for funding if you:

  • Meet specific income and resource guidelines
  • Reside in the CICS region
  • Have had professional assessments completed that determine services are needed

To be considered for financial aid, visit the CICS website or a local office, and fill out an application form for funding.

Find providers.

Central Iowa Provider Access Points

This is your first point of contact when you’re seeking mental health services. A trained individual will assess your situation and your needs and provide you contact information for where you can seek help.

Central Iowa Community Services (CICS)

Find a provider that’s right for your needs, your situation and your location.

Additional providers.

1Advanced Therapy Solutions/Optimae LifeServices1730 1st Ave. E., Newton641-787-9133
2Berryhill Center for Mental Health1610 Collins St., Webster City515-832-6626
3Capstone Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.306 N. 3rd Ave. E., Newton641-792-4012
4Center Associates9 N. 4th Ave., Marshalltown641-752-1585
5Central Iowa Residential Services Inc.111 E. Linn St., Marshalltown641-752-5762
6Christian Opportunity Center1602 N. 14th St., Indianola515-961-3653
7Crossroads Mental Health1223 E. Buchanan St., Winterset515-462-3105
8Eyerly Ball Community Mental Health Services105 S. Marshall, Boone515-298-0181
9Eyerly Ball Community Mental Health Services2521 University Blvd, Ste. 121, Ames515 598-3300
10Eyerly-Ball Mental Health1301 Center St., Des Moines515-243-5181

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