Ellipsis Administration

Organization: Ellipsis

7225 NW 58th St, Johnston, IA, USA

Phone 5152433459 (Helpline)


Program: ACCESS YESS

Staff at YESS are available 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week to assess difficult family situations, create a plan, and work toward solutions while ensuring everyone is safe.

Services:

  • 24-hour access line (515-282-9377)
  • Face-to-face crisis counseling sessions
  • Safety and risk screenings
  • Crisis planning
  • Assessments to determine if emergency shelter is appropriate for a child
  • Resources and information about all of YESS' programs as well as supportive services in the community

Intake Process:

Call the 24-hour access line 515-282-YESS (515-282-9377)

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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The Blumenthal Crisis Nursery cares for the youngest children when their lives are turned upside down. As Iowa’s only site-based, 24-hour emergency shelter for newborns, toddlers, and young children, YESS provides a nurturing, supportive environment and a temporary haven from the trouble and uncertainty in their lives.

YESS is one of the few emergency shelters that also provides respite services ‘ up to 72 hours where a child can stay in shelter while their parents make plans for moving past a crisis situation. When these family crises arise, YESS provides the nurturing environment that young children need.

Services:

  • Shelter bed
  • Meals
  • Age-appropriate activities and games
  • Counseling services including music, art, and play therapy
  • Basic comfort items necessary for young children in our care
  • On-site medical attention and care
  • Case management

Intake Process:

Contact 515-282-YESS (515-282-9377). The access line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website


Ellipsis' Prevention and Diversion Programs work to prevent the removal of a child from a caring home. In-home treatment plans involve all affected family members. Ellipsis reduces significant interruptions to daily life that may negatively impact individual growth and feelings of self-worth.

Services:

  • Prevention & Diversion Programs
    • Crisis Diversion
    • Student Assistance Program & Employee Assistance Program (Johnston Community School District)
    • Individual Therapy
    • Group Therapy
    • Family Therapy
  • Behavioral Health Support & After Care

Eligibility:

Each program has specific eligibility requirements. Contact Ellipsis to inquire about eligibility.

Intake Process:

Contact Ellipsis Helpline at 515-243-3459 to determine which services may meet your families needs.

Student Assistance Program and Employee Assistance Program (Johnston Schools) can be reached 24/7 in case of emergency or during the day for non-emergency appointments or consultations. Email eap@ellipsisiowa.org or sap@ellipsisiowa.org or call the SAP/EAP direct phone number at 515-587-1735.

Payment:

Self Pay, Private Insurance, Medicaid

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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Kids of all ages and backgrounds can find a safe and supportive environment at YESS when home is not a safe option. Some children come to our doors because they have been removed from their parents’ care due to allegations of abuse. Others arrive at YESS because they ran away from home or are currently homeless. Parents bring kids to YESS when they need help with a child’s mental health needs or because they are unsure how to prevent them from making unsafe choices. Sometimes a child just needs a structured, supportive environment to get back on track.

Services:

  • Basic Needs (food, shelter, clothing, and comfort items)
  • Counseling services (talk therapy, group support, music, art, and play therapy, sensory therapy, substance abuse counseling, and recreation therapy)
  • Educational support (school-aged children attend classes while in shelter, either within their home school districts or in one of our on-site classrooms, tutoring, reading programs, summer school)
  • On-site medical clinic
  • Case management
  • Community referrals

Intake Process:

Call the 24-hour access line 515-282-YESS (515-282-9377)

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website


When situations arise in which staying at home is not possible, Ellipsis works directly with kids and families to provide the most accommodating solution appropriate to meeting the youth’s needs. Their residential programs include crisis care, residential care and transition support to help youth up to 20 years of age address behavioral or emotional concerns in a safe and enriching out-of-home setting. With each program, their focus remains on building the life- and relationship-based skills needed to successfully return or transition to family life, either in their own home, a foster or adoptive home or in supervised apartment living.

Ellipsis programs ensure that kids receive basic needs as well as counseling services, educational support, medical care and resources they need to heal from trauma.

Services:

  • Crisis care
    • Child Welfare Emergency Services Emergency Shelter
  • Residential care
    • Foster Group Care Services/QRTP Program
    • Neurodevelopmental and Comorbid Conditions (NACC)
  • Transition support
    • Supervised Apartment Living
    • Preparation for Adult Living

Intake Process:

Contact Ellipsis Helpline at 515-243-3459 to determine which services may meet your families needs.

Payment:

Self Pay, Private Insurance, Financial Assistance Available, Medicaid

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website