When possible, Heart of Iowa helps keep people out of jail and with those who can help best.
Mental health struggles are complex. The care people receive should reflect that. We help prevent incarcerations and assist individuals transitioning out of the prison system so they can assimilate to a new lifestyle and community.
HICS works with local law enforcement officials and service providers to prevent those suffering from mental health symptoms from being incarcerated. If an individual is arrested and happens to be suffering from a mental health issue, HICS connects that person to a network of service providers who can address multifaceted mental health issues.