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2-1-1 HELPLINE

If you're in need of food pantries, counseling, utility assistance, or other human services, talk to an information specialist who has the community's most extensive human service database at their fingertips.
402-444-6666

AIDS Info - US Department of Health and Human Services

Health information specialists provide customized, confidential answers to your questions about HIV/AIDS clinical trials and treatment.
800-448-0440

Alzheimer's Association Hotline

Available 24/7, 365 days a year.
800-272-3900

American Cancer Society

We're on a mission to free the world from cancer.
8364 Hickman Rd
Clive, IA 50325
515-253-0147
Toll Free: 800-227-2345

AMP (Achieving Maximum Potential) - Council Bluffs

AMP is a statewide network of youth councils made up of youth aged 13-21 who support and advocate for themselves and other youth who are currently or who have ever been in an out of home placement (foster, adoptive, kinship, shelter, residential or group care).
515-291-2922

AnswerLine Home and Family Hotline

AnswerLine provides information and resources for Iowa consumers with home and family questions.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
2150 Beardshear Hall
Ames, IA 50011
800-262-3804

Beginning Farmer Center

10861 Douglas Ave
Ste B
Urbandale, IA 50322
877-232-1999

Birthright of Council Bluffs

We offer love, friendship, and support to women who are pregnant, or think they may be pregnant.
427 E Kanesville Blvd
Ste 303
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
712-322-2100
Toll Free: 800-550-4900

Boys Town Crisis and Suicide Hotline

Boys Town operators are available 24/7 to provide you with immediate phone assistance and short-term crisis intervention and counseling for parent-child conflicts, marital and family issues, suicide, pregnancy, runaways, physical and sexual abuse.
800-448-3000

Catholic Charities - Des Moines

If you are a victim of human trafficking, or are concerned for someone else, please call 888-612-0266.
601 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-244-3761

Catholic Charities - Volunteer Opportunities!

Catholic Charities helps those in need in Southwest Iowa 24-hours a day, seven days per week.
712-256-2059 x109

Catholic Charities Counseling Program

Catholic Charities in Council Bluffs provides counseling services to individuals, couples and families.
300 W Broadway
Ste 223
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
712-328-3086

Catholic Charities Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program

Sometimes the victim is the last one to know they need or deserve help.
712-328-0266
Toll Free: 888-612-0266

Child Abuse and Dependent Adult Abuse Reporting Hotline Iowa

Confidential reporting and assessment of suspected abuse against children and dependent adults in Iowa.
800-362-2178

Child Care Resource & Referral

Provided by West Central Community Action, Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) is available to assist families in selecting child care providers who best meet the needs of a child and their family.
701 10th Street
PO Box 709
Harlan, IA 51537
712-755-7381

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Protecting children.
Children's Bureau/ACYF
330 C Street SW
DC 20201
800-394-3366

COVID Recovery Iowa

COVID Recovery Iowa is here to help.
844-775-9276 - The Iowa Warm Line

Credit Advisors Foundation

Our programs have been helping people get out of debt since 1991.
1228 S Main Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51502
866-966-7662

Deaf Iowans Against Abuse - Hotline

Deaf Iowans Against Abuse empowers the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind to end domestic violence and sexual assault within the Deaf community.
1652 42nd St NE
Ste D
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
319-531-7719 - Crisis Hotline

Dependent Adult Protective Services

To report abuse, neglect, exploitation, or self-neglect of a dependent adult, please call the toll-free number.
800-362-2178

EPSDT Care for Kids Program - Iowa

The Early Periodic, Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment program for children who are enrolled in Medicaid.
800-383-3826

Family Connections - Anger Management Classes

"How to Tame Your Dragon" - we all have a 'dragon' inside; join a group of your peers (children and teens) to learn new ways to 'tame your dragon' and how to deal with it when someone 'unleashes their dragon' on you.
Family Connections Inc
500 Willow Ave
Ste 305
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
712-256-4420

FCC - Family Crisis Centers

We are dedicated to helping those who are hurting.
PO Box 295
Sioux Center, IA 51250
712-722-4404
Toll Free: 800-382-5603

First Nurse Health Information Call Center

The Mary Greeley Medical Center First Nurse Call Center provides thoughtful health care advice, resources, and referrals.
800-524-6877 (Hotline Only)

Food Bank for the Heartland

Food Bank for the Heartland operates its own programs that serve vulnerable populations directly.
10525 J St.
Omaha, NE 68117
402-331-1213 x125

Foundation 2 Crisis Center

Offering crisis prevention and intervention programs to people of all ages.
1714 Johnson Ave NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
800-332-4224

Foundation 2 Crisis Line

Our crisis center serves the state of Iowa, providing trained, compassionate telephone counselors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
800-332-4224

Gambling/1-800-BETS OFF

We are here to help!  If you or a loved one are facing a problem with gambling, you're not alone.
800-BETS OFF
Toll Free: 800-238-7633

Genetics Counseling Consultation

Schedule an appointment for genetic consultation services or to find out more about genetic counseling services.
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA 52242
800-260-2065

Grief's Journey

Since 2001, Grief’s Journey has been a welcoming safe place where grieving children, teens, and adults find hope.
7811 Farnam Drive
Omaha, NE 68114
402-502-2773

Healthy Child Care Iowa

Toll-free talkline for child care providers.
800-369-2229

Healthy Families Line - Iowa Department of Public Health

The Healthy Families Line is a toll-free number that provides resource information on maternal, child, and family planning services.
800-369-2229

HIV/AIDS Hotline - Iowa

Use our toll-free hotline information to access basic HIV/AIDS resources in your state.
800-448-0440

Hope 4 Iowa Crisis Line

Improving mental wellness, hope and outcomes for residents of Southwest Iowa in times of crisis.
844-673-4469

Horticulture Answerline (Hortline)

Known in Iowa and around the nation as trusted sources for reliable, research-based horticulture information.
515-294-3108

Iowa Civil Rights Commission

We are a neutral, fact-finding law enforcement agency that enforces the "Iowa Civil Rights Act of 1965", Iowa's anti-discrimination law.
Grimes State Office Building
400 E 14th St
Ste 201
Des Moines, IA 50319
515-281-4121
Toll Free: 800-457-4416

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program - Catholic Charities.
300 W Broadway
Ste 223
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
712-256-2059
Toll Free: 800-770-1650 - Iowa Helpline

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Family Crisis Centers of NW Iowa .
712-722-4483
Toll Free: 800-382-5603
Counties: Monona

Iowa Concern Hotline

Confidential counseling is available 24/7.
800-447-1985

Iowa COVID-19 Legal Advice Hotline

Free service available to Iowans who are experiencing legal issues due to the public health crisis.
800-332-0419

Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals

The Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) is a multifaceted regulatory agency charged with protecting the health, safety, and well-being of Iowans.
321 East 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
515-281-7102

Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs

We stand as a voice and an advocate for Iowa veterans and their families.
Camp Dodge Bldg 3465
7105 NW 70th Avenue
Johnston, IA 50131
515-252-4698
Toll Free: 800-838-4692

Iowa Department on Aging

We are mandated by federal and state law to implement evidence-based programs that improve the quality of life and care for older Iowans and enhance their ability to receive home and community-based long-term care services according to their needs and preferences.
510 E 12th Street
Ste 2
Des Moines, IA 50319
515-725-3333
Toll Free: 800-532-3213

Iowa Legal Aid

Free legal help with civil law problems for eligible low-income Iowans.
532 1st Avenue
Ste 300
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
800-532-1275

Iowa Legal Aid Hotline for Older Iowans

For Iowans 60 and over, free legal help with civil law problems.
800-992-8161

Iowa Missing Persons Hotline

Available 7 days a week to request assistance in the location of a missing person and report information on the sighting/location of a missing person.
800-346-5507

Iowa Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.
4425 Fleur Drive
#107
Des Moines, IA 50321
800-897-6242

Iowa Peer Support Training

Training is made possible through funding from the Iowa Department of Human Services through its contract with the University of Iowa for Peer Support Training and Coordination.

Iowa Women's Health Information Center

The Iowa Women's Health Information Center was created to provide FREE objective, medically accurate health information for women in Iowa.
800-369-2229 - Iowa Healthy Families Line
800-447-1985 - Iowa Concern Hotline

Jennie Edmundson Foundation Family Resource Center

Provides free, current, easy-to-understand consumer health information to the public, through a lending library of books and videos, online computer searches, customized health information packets and community outreach.
933 E. Pierce St
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
712-396-4200

Lawyer Referral Services - Iowa Find-A-Lawyer

Public service provided by the Iowa State Bar Association.
Iowa State Bar Association
625 E Court Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-243-3179
Toll Free: 800-532-1108

Lupus Foundation of America

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support, and advocacy.
118 SE 4th St
Ste 101
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-279-3048

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group - Council Bluffs

The support group meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 7 PM at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 2444 North Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51503.
2444 North Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
712-366-9569

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Iowa

The families and members of NAMI Iowa are here to help.
NAMI Iowa
3839 Merle Hay Road
Ste 229
Des Moines, IA 50310
515-254-0417 (not a crisis line)

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

As the nation's clearinghouse and comprehensive reporting center for all issues related to the prevention of and recovery from child victimization, NCMEC leads the fight against abduction, abuse, and exploitation - because every child deserves a safe childhood.
800-843-5678

National Network to End Domestic Violence

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) a social change organization, is dedicated to creating a social, political, and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.
1325 Massachusetts Ave NW
7th Floor
DC 20005
800-787-3224

National Runaway Safeline

NRS serves as the national communication system for runaway and homeless youth.
800-786-2929

National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline

Your call will be routed to a local RAINN affiliate organization based on the first six digits of your phone number.
800-656-4673

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide.
800-273-TALK (8255)

National Veteran Crisis Hotline

No matter what you are experiencing, there is support for getting your life back on track.
800-273-8255

Nebraska AIDS Project

Serving Nebraska and Iowa, the Nebraska AIDS Project leads the community in the fight to overcome HIV/AIDS and its stigma through education, supportive services, and advocacy.
250 S 77th Street
Ste A
Omaha, NE 68114
402-552-9260

Parents Anonymous - National Parent Helpline

Call the National Parent Helpline to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent.
800-421-0353
Toll Free: 855-427-2736

Poison Control Center

Poison Control in the United States; call this number to talk to a poison specialist.
800-222-1222

Postpartum Depression Hotline

Available support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for mother and their family and/or friends.
800-773-6667

Project Recovery Iowa

Project Recovery Iowa provides services to promote resilience, empowerment, and recovery from natural disasters.
800-447-1985

Safe Schools Hotline-Council Bluffs Community School District

The Safe Schools Hotline is available 24 hours a day to anonymously report safety concerns such as bullying, harassment, suspected drug or alcohol use, vandalism, weapons, threats, potential suicide or anything related to the safety of our students, staff and facilities.
712-322-SAFE (7233)
Counties: Pottawattamie

SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.
800-662-4357

Shaken Baby Task Force

Call our 24-hour crying baby helpline at the toll-free number below; seven days a week.
933 E Pierce St
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
712-396-4200
Toll Free: 866-243-2229

Shriners Hospitals for Children - Twin Cities

Shriners Hospitals for Children have been providing high-quality medical care to all children, regardless of a family's ability to pay.
2025 East River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-596-6100
Toll Free: 888-293-2832

Southwest Iowa Coalition on Human Trafficking

The Southwest Iowa Coalition on Human Trafficking is a multidisciplinary and collaborative effort to eliminate human trafficking through community awareness and victim-centered services.
888-612-0266
Toll Free: 800-770-1650

State of Iowa Office of Ombudsman

The Office of Ombudsman serves as an independent and impartial agency to which citizens can air their grievances about government.
Office of Ombudsman, Ola Babcock Miller Building
1112 East Grand
Des Moines, IA 50319
888-426-6283

The Peer Center

Open Monday - Thursday from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM, The Peer Center is a drop in center that provides groups and activities, as well as socialization and support.
622 S 4th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
402-630-3812
402-679-1846
Counties: Pottawattamie

The Peer Connection

Hours of Operation:  Monday - Thursday  10:00AM - 3:00PM.
622 South 4th St.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
712-242-2500
Counties: Harrison

The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998, we are the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning young people under 25.
866-488-7386

Vet2Vet Veterans Peer Support Line

The National Hopeline Network help people dealing with depression and those thinking about suicide through crisis intervention.
877-838-2838

Wings of Hope Cancer Support Center

We provide support and guidance for those with cancer at all stages of their illness, and help families and friends cope with cancer in their lives.
427 E. Kanesville Blvd
Suite 202
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
712-325-8970

Youth Law Center

The Youth Law Center advocates to transform foster care and juvenile justice systems across the nation so every child and youth can thrive.
300 Walnut St
Ste 295
Des Moines, IA 50309
800-728-1172

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