Just like adults, children face complex mental health challenges.

Heart of Iowa can navigate children and families through the process of finding help to prevent future issues and lessen the impact of current struggles.

Resource referral and prevention

Developmental milestones, trauma and environmental stressors can all affect the mental health of children and teens. No matter the need, we can connect your child and family to programs and providers close to home that help resolve and prevent mental health issues.

Service coordination

Long-term mental health issues require coordinated care. We work alongside families as they require changes in services and navigate insurance processes. In some cases, we may provide funding.


We partner with local schools and providers to ensure that children have access to therapists through their school districts. Additionally, HICS organizes hands-on educational opportunities within schools to teach children and teens about common mental health symptoms and struggles.

Iowa's Area Education Agencies

Choice Charter School

DMACC Youthbuild

Interested in finding help for your child or teen? Want to organize an educational activity for your school? Heart of Iowa can help. Message us today.