Why reach out to HICS?

Heart of Iowa Community Services is a helping heart for the people of Audubon, Dallas and Guthrie counties. We care, and we have your best interests in mind. As one of the 14 Mental Health and Disability Services regions in Iowa, we provide help for brain health (mental health) issues and services for intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Our mission is to improve health, increase hope and build successful futures for individuals and families in our communities. If you need help connecting to services, improving your quality of life or simply don’t know how to move forward, we can help you.

Who do we help?

We help individuals of all backgrounds and situations, for example:

  • Those facing short- or long-term brain health struggles.
  • Individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities looking for help with life skills, employment or other circumstances.
  • Educators and students needing extra resources.
  • People transitioning out of incarceration who need a safe space to stay and help finding work.
  • Individuals and families navigating the struggles of substance use.
  • Iowans in need of financial assistance to receive services.

How do we help?

If you have questions about services in your community, you can contact our Audubon, Dallas or Guthrie County locations. Our service coordinators can assess your needs and goals and help connect you to the right programs. Together, we’ll build a network of support.

  • Brain health help: We all experience short- or long-term brain health issues at some point in life. If you or a loved one is struggling, we can connect you to various supports, including therapy, substance use help and even assistance with hospitalization, if necessary. Mobile crisis services also are available to all Iowans anytime, anywhere if brain health help is needed urgently.
  • Disability support: We believe everyone deserves the chance to thrive in their communities. We help those with intellectual and other developmental disabilities develop life skills, learn career skills, find a supported living environment and much more.
  • Children’s services: Children are not immune to brain health struggles. We can assist children, families and educators in securing brain health help for kids and teens. Heart of Iowa also can visit schools to teach educators and kids about common brain health symptoms and issues.
  • Jail diversion: We work with our community to keep individuals out of jail and with those who can best serve their needs. We also help individuals transitioning out of incarceration get back on their feet.
  • Transitional living: Through our transitional living program, individuals working toward normalcy, brain health and a healthier life are provided with a complete continuum of support.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to the HICS location in your county. We care, and we’re here to help.
Audubon County: 515-468-9725
Dallas County: 515-993-5869
Guthrie County: 515-468-9725