Mental Health Resources in Southeast Iowa

Jacob Story
August 21, 2020

Mobile Crisis Response in Southeast Iowa: 1-833-854-7613

Mobile Crisis provides free mental health crisis services in Louisa, Washington, Keokuk, and Jefferson Counties. Call 1-833-854-7613 to have Mobile Crisis Response dispatched in Southeast Iowa to your home or any place in your community you feel comfortable meeting.

Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990

The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

Farm Aid Hotline: 1-800-FARM-AID (327-6243)

This hotline is staffed 9am-5pm (Eastern) in order to assist farmers with a variety of questions and concerns including (but not limited to), crisis assistance,financial counseling, and legal help.

Crisis Call/Chat/Text: 1-855-325-4296

Phone: Call 1-855-325-4296 and you’ll be connected to a trained crisis counselor. They will listen, help you explore your feelings,work with you to create a safety plan if you think it would be helpful, and connect you with resources as needed.

Chat: Go to and click “Chat Now.” (If you’re chatting between the hours of 2am-9am central you will be redirected to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline crisis chat platform. This platform usually has along wait. Please call 1-855-325-4296 for immediate help.) You will fill out a survey that helps us learn more about you and how you’re feeling. You will be connected with a trained crisis counselor in a private chat where they will listen, help you explore your feelings, work with you to create a safety plan if you think it would be helpful, and connect you with resources as needed. After you’ve completed the chat session, there is a follow-up survey that gives us important data to measure our counselors’ effectiveness.

Text: Text anything to 1-855-325-4296. A trained crisis counselor will text you back and listen, help you explore your feelings, work with you to create a safety plan if you think it would be helpful, and connect you with resources as needed.

Warm Line: 1-844-775-9276

The Warm Line is available 5pm-10pm all week long. It is a peer run, telephone based, non-crisis, confidential, listening line for anyone struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues. The Warm Line is staffed by people who have been through a similar journey and are in recovery themselves.

Southeast Iowa Peer Drop-in/Recovery Centers

Peer Drop-in Centers function as a safe space for people dealing with various mental health-related symptoms together, find respite, seek encouragement, and discover resources to help manage what they’re going through.

●     First Resources

        ○     615 S. Jefferson, Sigourney, IA, open Tuesday and Thursday 10a-2p

        ○     114 W. 2nd St, Washington, IA, open M-F 8a-4:30p

        ○     211 W Monroe, Mt. Pleasant, IA, open M-F 8a-4:30p

●     Fairfield Recovery and Resource Center

        ○     301 ½ W Burlington, Fairfield, IA, open M-F 9a-5p

●     Optimae Life Service Wellness and Recovery Center

        ○     910 Cottonwood Ct, Burlington, IA, open M-F 9a-5p

Substance Abuse and/or Addiction

Several organizations and agencies within Southeast Iowa provide counseling for substance abuse and addiction.

●      Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services (ADDS)

         ○      Wapello, IA (319) 523-8436

         ○      Mt. Pleasant, IA (319) 385-2216

         ○      Burlington, IA (319) 753-6567

         ○      Keokuk, IA  (319)524-4397

●      Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment Center

         ○      Fairfield, IA (641) 472-5834

1st Five

1st Five is a public-private partnership bridging primary care and public health services in Iowa. The 1st Five model supports health providers in the earlier detection of social-emotional and developmental delays and family risk-related factors in children birth to 5 and coordinates referrals, interventions and follow-up.

●      Keokuk County (641) 682-8784

●      Louis County (563) 264-9146

●      Washington, Henry County(319) 653-7758 ext. 105

●      Jefferson, Van Buren, Lee, Des Moines County (319) 372-5225

Youth Services

●      Young House Family Services Toll Free: 844-870-8046

         ○      With several locations in Southeast Iowa,Young House offers a variety of services to youth and their families whether through therapy or substance abuse counseling.