Central Iowa

Iowa, USA


CICS operates a crisis line in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Public Health and Your Life Iowa. Your Life Iowa is a crisis line that provides information and referral, counseling, crisis service coordination, and linkages to crisis screening and mental health services including dispatch of the CICS mobile Response Team 24 hours per day. If you or someone who know is in a crisis situation, call 855-581-8111, text 855-895-8398, or chat at yourlifeiowa.org.

Services:

Emergency Crisis Services

Eligibility:

Reside in one of the following counties:

  • Boone
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Franklin
  • Greene
  • Hamilton
  • Hancock
  • Hardin
  • Jasper
  • Madison
  • Marshall
  • Poweshiek
  • Story
  • Warren
  • Webster
  • Wright

Intake Process:

If you or someone who know is in a crisis situation, call 855-581-8111, text 855-895-8398, or chat at yourlifeiowa.org.

Hours:

24 hours/day. 365 days a year.

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: No

Appointment Needed: No


Supporting Individuals. Strengthening Communities.
CICS serves 15 central Iowa counties. Services may cover mental health support, crisis intervention, and rehabilitation after incarceration. CICS also has a variety of services that can assist with financial hardships for individuals struggling with mental health or intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Services:

REGIONAL SERVICE COORDINATION
CICS service coordinators can help people navigate through various options, regional service coordinators provide the valuable link between individuals and the community resources that are best suited to meeting clients’ personal goals. Service coordinators are available to assist with applications for Medicaid, food assistance, housing, childcare assistance, Social Security and more.

Eligibility:

Reside in one of the following counties:

  • Boone
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Franklin
  • Greene
  • Hamilton
  • Hancock
  • Hardin
  • Jasper
  • Madison
  • Marshall
  • Poweshiek
  • Story
  • Warren
  • Webster
  • Wright

Intake Process:

If you know of an individual struggling with mental health or intellectual and other developmental disabilities, you can contact a local service coordinator on the web page under “How to Refer”

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: No

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website


Program: Crisis Support

CRISIS EVALUATION
This systematic approach to collecting information related to an individual’s history, needs, strengths and abilities is the first step to determine appropriate services during an acute crisis episode.

CRISIS STABILIZATION
Individuals experiencing an acute crisis that may put them or others at risk may be best served by an alternative to hospitalization. Crisis stabilization provides short-term care for individuals with mental health and development disabilities who need 24-Hour supervision for safety during a crisis. Crisis stabilization includes a crisis evaluation that consists of a systematic approach to collecting information related to an individual’s history, needs, strengths and abilities in order to determine appropriate services during an acute crisis episode.

23-HOUR CRISIS OBSERVATION
T 23-Hour Crisis Observation services provide support to individuals in a setting that is secure, medically staffed, and a psychiatrically supervised treatment environment to stabilize the situation and better assess any additional levels of care.

MENTAL HEALTH COMMITMENTS
CICS can pay for attorney fees and transportation costs associated with mental health commitments.

MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT ‘ JAILS
Individuals serving time in jails within the CICS region may receive tele-psychiatry, medication, therapy and specialized service coordination to assist with reconnecting to the community upon release.

Services:

  • Crisis Evaluation
  • Crisis Stabilization
  • 23-Hour Crisis Observation
  • Mental Health Support

Eligibility:

Reside in one of the following counties:

  • Boone
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Franklin
  • Greene
  • Hamilton
  • Hancock
  • Hardin
  • Jasper
  • Madison
  • Marshall
  • Poweshiek
  • Story
  • Warren
  • Webster
  • Wright

Intake Process:

If you know of an individual struggling with mental health or intellectual and other developmental disabilities, you can contact a local service coordinator on the web page under “How to Refer”.

How to Refer – CICS (cicsmhds.org)

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: No

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website


Supporting Individuals. Strengthening Communities.
CICS serves 15 central Iowa counties. Services may cover mental health support, crisis intervention, and rehabilitation after incarceration. CICS also has a variety of services that can assist with financial hardships for individuals struggling with mental health or intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Services:

  • Emergency Crisis Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Mental Health Support
  • Rehabilitation after Incarceration
  • Financial Assistance

Eligibility:

Reside in one of the following counties:

  • Boone
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Franklin
  • Greene
  • Hamilton
  • Hancock
  • Hardin
  • Jasper
  • Madison
  • Marshall
  • Poweshiek
  • Story
  • Warren
  • Webster
  • Wright

Intake Process:

If you know of an individual struggling with mental health or intellectual and other developmental disabilities, you can contact a local service coordinator on the web page under “How to Refer”.

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: No

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website


Program: Support Services

Supporting Individuals. Strengthening Communities.
CICS serves 15 central Iowa counties. Services may cover mental health support, crisis intervention, and rehabilitation after incarceration. CICS also has a variety of services that can assist with financial hardships for individuals struggling with mental health or intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Services:

SUPPORT SERVICES
CICS can direct individuals to a variety of programs to help them with day-to-day living, housing, employment and health challenges..

ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is designed to improve outcomes for people with severe menal illness who are most at risk of homelessness, psychiatric crisis and hospitalization, and involvement in the criminal justice system. People receiving these services tend to utilize fewer intensive, high-cost services such as emergency department visits, psychiatric crisis services and psychiatric hospitalization. They also experience more independent living and higher rates of treatment retention.

COMMUNITY DROP-IN CENTERS
Centers throughout CICS’s 15-county region provide a place for individuals to be with others dealing with mental health concerns in a safe and supervised setting. Individuals can enjoy games, puzzles and other available activities or just sit, read or chat.

DAY HABILITATION
Day habilitation is the provision of regularly scheduled activities in a non-residential setting. The activities are designed to help an individual improve their social development.

FAMILY SUPPORT
Family support specialists provide needed support for the family of individuals with mental health or intellectual and other developmental disabilities. This support can include education and information, advocacy, family support groups and crisis response.

GROUP SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT
Individuals with mental health and intellectual and other developmental disabilities are given the opportunity to work in enclaves, mobile crews and other business-based groups to benefit from the experience of sustained and paid employment.

HOME AND VEHICLE MODIFICATION
Proper modifications to an individual’s home environment and/or vehicle may be provided for eligible individuals.

HOMEMAKER ‘ HOME HEALTH AID
Services are available to provide direct personal care, including assistance with activities of daily living, exercise and taking medications.

JOB DEVELOPMENT
Job developers work with the businesses in your community to educate them about the benefits of hiring an individual with a disability.

PEER SUPPORT
Facilitated by peer support specialists, this service promotes recovery and enhances hope and social networking through socialization with other individuals with similar mental health or development challenges.

PREVOCATIONAL SERVICES
Prevocational services help individuals build the skills needed to tackle their first job ‘ finding and applying for employment.

PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION
This service prevents or reduces the need for hospitalization or residential care. More importantly, it allows individuals to work on their own or with groups to identify and work toward goals that provide individuals with a sense of independence as they pursue a valued role in the community.

RESPITE
Planned or provided in response to a crisis, respite services provide temporary relief and support for these individuals and their families.

SUPPORTED COMMUNITY LIVING
Cooking, cleaning, money management and other day-to-day living skills are practiced. These skills are taught one-on-one in an individual’s home or in a community setting.

SUPPORTED HOUSING
Supported housing programs seek to provide a private and secure place for individuals and families to make their homes, with the same rights and responsibilities as other members of the community, while providing access to the support services needed and wanted to retain housing.

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT
Supported employment helps individuals with mental health and intellectual and other developmental disabilities with the entire job-finding process. That level of support and encouragement continues after they are hired.

Eligibility:

Reside in one of the following counties:

  • Boone
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Franklin
  • Greene
  • Hamilton
  • Hancock
  • Hardin
  • Jasper
  • Madison
  • Marshall
  • Poweshiek
  • Story
  • Warren
  • Webster
  • Wright

Intake Process:

If you know of an individual struggling with mental health or intellectual and other developmental disabilities, you can contact a local service coordinator on the web page under “How to Refer”.

Payment:

Self Pay, No Cost to Participant, Medicaid

Handicap Accessible: No

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website


Supporting Individuals. Strengthening Communities.
CICS serves 15 central Iowa counties. Services may cover mental health support, crisis intervention, and rehabilitation after incarceration. CICS also has a variety of services that can assist with financial hardships for individuals struggling with mental health or intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Services:

TREATMENT SERVICES
CICS can direct clients to inpatient and outpatient resources focused on an individual’s mental and physical health. These resources are chosen to help maintain or improve the psychological, emotional and behavioral health of the individual and to prevent conditions that would present barriers to that individual, his or her family and community.

ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION
CICS completes a comprehensive screening process that considers the emotional, behavioral, cognitive, psychological and physical conditions of the individual to determine the appropriate care.

INTEGRATED HEALTH HOMES
Integrated Health Home services include assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual's and family's needs. Case managers are focused on helping individuals better manage their mental health or intellectual and other developmental disabilities and supporting individuals and families in their efforts to live productively in the communities they call home.

MEDICAID FUNDED CASE MANAGEMENT
Case management services include assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual's and family's needs. Case managers are focused on helping individuals better manage their mental health or intellectual and other developmental disabilities, prevent any relapse and support individuals and families in their efforts to live productively in the communities they call home.

MEDICATION PRESCRIBING AND MANAGEMENT
This service provides administered and monitored by a licensed prescriber, ensures that the proper medications are prescribed and those medications are being taken as ordered.

MENTAL HEALTH INPATIENT THERAPY
Hospitalization is available when outpatient services are not adequate to keep an individual safe.

MENTAL HEALTH OUTPATIENT THERAPY
Outpatient therapy referrals.

Eligibility:

Reside in one of the following counties:

  • Boone
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Franklin
  • Greene
  • Hamilton
  • Hancock
  • Hardin
  • Jasper
  • Madison
  • Marshall
  • Poweshiek
  • Story
  • Warren
  • Webster
  • Wright

Intake Process:

If you know of an individual struggling with mental health or intellectual and other developmental disabilities, you can contact a local service coordinator on the web page under “How to Refer”.

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: No

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website