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Welcome to Central Iowa Community Services 

Central Iowa Community Services (CICS) provides coordination and financial support for mental health and ​disability services to individuals located in Boone, Franklin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Madison, Marshall, Poweshiek, Story and Warren counties.


CICS was formed under Iowa Code Chapter 28E to create a mental health and disability service region in compliance with Iowa Code.


CICS has created a regional system designed to improve health, hope, and successful outcomes for the adults in our region who have mental health disabilities and intellectual/developmental disabilities, including those with multi-occurring issues and other complex human service needs. 

CICS will work in a quality improvement partnership with stakeholders in the region (providers, families, individuals, and partner health and human service systems) to develop a system of care approach that is welcoming and individual oreinted.


For further information about Community Services programs and how to contact us see the links above.





​Central Iowa Crisis Line

Call 844-258-8858

online chat  counseling  also available 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday

"A crisis is any stress or pressure that has become too great for you to cope with alone."

"Crisis" can mean different things to different people.  A crisis could be a major loss—the death of a loved one, a divorce or a serious illness. Or it could be a series of smaller problems that have compounded and become overwhelming.

Because crisis can happen to anyone, at any age, at any time, the crisis phone line provides trained, compassionate telephone counselors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  All contacts are confidential.

How we help: People call our crisis line for a variety of reasons.  If you are experiencing a crisis and would benefit from connection with a regular mental health provider (such as a therapist or psychiatrist), we can provide you with appropriate referrals.   We can also follow-up with you after your initial crisis call.


This service is provided by Foundation 2  with funding from Central Iowa Community Services.