Mental Health & Addictions

Substance Abuse & Addictions

Alcohol Addiction- Iowa Department of Public Health

(855) 581-8111


24/7 support for individuals concerned with a personal drinking problem or someone they know.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Various Meeting Locations


Support groups for individuals seeking sobriety and support in their efforts. Many meeting times and places are available to fit nearly any schedule. To find meeting places and times for AA groups close to you, you can visit the AA website.

Drug Addiction- Iowa Department of Public Health

(855) 581-8111


24/7 support for individuals struggling with the use of drugs, those worried for a friend or loved one, or simply in need of emotional support.

Gambling Addiction- Iowa Department of Public Health

(800) 238-7633


24/7 support for individuals concerned with a personal gambling problem or of someone they know. 

Iowa Drug & Alcohol Help Line

(866) 242-4111


First call in Iowa for substance abuse and gambling information, and referrals to treatment facilities and crisis counseling. 

Iowa Narcotics Anonymous

(800) 897-6242

Various Meeting Locations


Meetings for recovering addicts to help each other stay clean. NA is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs, with the only requirement for membership being a desire to stop using. Multiple meeting locations and times available in Greene County.

New Opportunities Substance Abuse Prevention

(515) 386-4795

1401 N Elm, Suite A
Jefferson, IA 50129


Counseling, assessment and referral services for adults and adolescents experiencing problems in their life due to substance abuse or addiction.

Crisis intervention & suicide

A.C.C.E.S.S. (Assult Care Center Extending Shelter & Support)

Sexual Abuse Crisis Line: 
(800) 203-3488

Domestic Violence Crisis Line:
(855) 983-4641

Shelter Services Crisis Line:   
(855) 696-2980


Free and confidential assistance for victims of all ages offering weekly support groups for domestic abuse and sexual assault, rape crisis-advocacy for rape victims, and shelter for women, children, and men. 

Boys Town of Iowa

(712) 262-5035

(800) 448-3000

35 W 1st St.
Spencer, IA 51301


Free resource and counseling service 24/7, year-round, and nationwide.

Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting

(800) 362-2178


Child Abuse Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Be ready to provide identifying information and the whereabouts of the child. You may remain anonymous.

Children & Families of Iowa

(515) 243-6147


24/7 hotline services, safe shelter, medical and legal advocacy, consultations, training and counseling for those affected by domestic violence. 

Iowa Concern

(800) 447-1985


Legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral servicer for a wide variety of topics related to legal, finance, stress, or crisis/disaster.  

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

(515) 244-8028



Iowa Victim Service Call Center

(800) 770-1650


Confidential support for victims of crime or concerned loved ones. Culturally specific programs also available. Immediate crisis counseling available for domestic abuse survivors and other affected by domestic violence. Provides information and education about domestic abuse issues, along with referrals for domestic violence projects in your area of the state. 

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(800) 273-8255


National suicide prevention network that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress at any time. Specific resource available for various groups (youth, disaster survivors, loss survivors, LGBTQ+, etc.)

Teen Help Line

(800) 443-8336


Personal teen-to-teen education and support before problems become a crisis.

Mental health services & facilities

Catholic Charities

(712) 792-9597

409 1/2 W. 7th St.
Carroll, IA 51401


Family, individual, and marital/couple counseling. 

Child Health Specialties Clinic

(712) 792-5530

204 W. 7th St.
Carroll, IA 51401


Regional Autism Assistance Program

Greene County Mental Health Services

(641) 7575-2106

114 N. Chesnut
Jefferson, IA 50129



Heart & Solutions

(515) 370-4761

216 N Wilson 
Jefferson, IA 50129


Behavioral Health Intervention Services is a skills building service that focuses on reducing or elimination of problematic behaviors for children age 3-18 and their family. Service takes place in the home or office. Individual and family counseling for children or adults is also available in the office. 

Lutheran Family Services

(712) 276-9000

801 W Lincoln Way
Jefferson, IA 50129


Counseling services for individuals, families, couples, and children every Wednesday and Thursday by appointment. 

New Opportunities, Inc. 

(515) 386-4795

1401 N Elm, Suite A 
Jefferson, IA 50129

Assessment/Evaluation, Outpatient Intervention, Inpatient Referral. Special services for adolescent and other special populations. 

Private Victories Counseling

(712) 830-2545

115 E. Lincoln Way, Suite 340
Jefferson, IA 50129

Licensed Marriage, and Family Therapist

Youth and Shelter Services

(515) 432-7983

105 Marshall St. 
Boone, IA 50036


Individual, family, and group counseling for children and adolescents. Mental health treatment services include medication management and Pediatric Integrated Health Home Services. 


Child care, education, & Services

Child Care Resource & Referral

(712) 792-9266

23751 Hwy 30 East  
Carroll, IA 51401


Free referrals and tips for choosing care providers. Financial assistance for dar care cost. 

Child Health Specialty Clinic

(866) 219-9119

726 N. Carroll  
Caroll, IA 51401


Care coordination for children with special health care needs and the assisting of families in accessing and arranging the care they need. 

East Green Pre K

(515) 738-5721

Preschool program for children who will be 3 or 4 by September 15th. 

Greene County Early Learning Center

(515) 386-2092

204 W. Madison
Jefferson, IA 50129

Licensed childcare with multiple forms of payment. 

Jefferson-Scranton Preschool

(515) 386-3178

Preschool program for children who will be 4 by September 15th. 

Kids with a Connection

(515) 386-2138

Greene County Extension Office
104 W Washington
Jefferson, IA 50129

Community mentoring program for K-12 children. 

New Opportunities Early Head Start

(712) 830-6988


Home visitation program for income-eligible families. 

New Opportunities Head Start

(712) 830-6990


Center-based preschool services for children 3-5 years old. 

Partnerships 4 Families

(712) 775-7926

P.O. Box 672      
Carroll, IA 54101


Programs focusing on the needs of children (0-5) & their families. Preschool tuition assistance also available.

Paton-Churdan Preschool

(515) 389-3111


Preschool program for children who are 3 or 4 by September 15th. 

Pied Pipers Preschool

(515) 386-2092

204 W. Madison St.
Jefferson, IA 50129

Preschool program for children who will be age 3 by September 15th. 

Tracey's Tots Day Care Center

(712) 792-3288

804 N. Main St.
Carroll, IA 51401


Childcare for children age 2 weeks to 12 years. Daily crafts, music, story time, recess, nutritious snacks, hot meals, and transportation provided. 


Department of Human Services (Served by Carroll County Office)

(866) 202-5968

114 N Chesnut
Jefferson, IA 50129
(By appointment only)


Economic and service programs

Family Resource Center

(800) 999-5101

(712) 792-6440

502 W 7th St.      
Carroll, IA 51401


Providing child abuse prevention services, crisis nursery, parent time-out program, technical assistance to families, and family support and parenting programs. 

Healthy Opportunities for Parents to Experience Success (H.O.P.E.S)

(515) 386-3228

Greene County Medical Center
1000 W Lincoln Way 
Jefferson, IA 50129


Home visitation program for families and children prenatal to 3, providing parenting education and enhancement. Promotes school readiness. 

HOPEful Beginnings

(515) 386-3228

Education and incentive program for prenatal women. 

Iowa Foster & Adoptive Parents Association

(800) 277-8145


Resources, referrals, and peer support to foster, adoptive, and kinship families throughout Iowa.

Maternal/Child Health

(515) 386-3228


Support and access to various services for income eligible pregnant moms and families, including breastfeeding assistance. GCMC Public Health. 

National Parent Helpline

(855) 427-2736


Helpline providing emotional support for parents from a trained advocate. (M-F 10:00am-7:00pm PST)

Youth Standing Strong (YSS)

(515) 233-3141


The Family Development and Self Sufficiency program promotes, empowers, and nurtures families toward economic and emotional self-sufficiency. The program is voluntary and available for families headed by an individual who is receiving Family Investment Program benefits. Program services include home visits, assessments, goal setting, support, referrals, and advocacy.

Child & Family Law

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program

(515) 233-2961

Citizen volunteer trained to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Green County Juvenile Court. 

Child Support Recovery Unit

(712) 564-4125

625 N West St.    
Carroll, IA 51401


Assistance in the recovery of child support, medical support and establishment of paternity and child support orders.

Iowa Concern- Legal

(800) 447-1985


Legal education and assistance available 24/7 by phone or live chat, with an attorney available for legal questions by phone or email. All information provided to Iowa Concern is kept confidential.

Iowa Legal Aid


Free legal assistance with civil legal problems for clients who meet income and asset guidelines, based on the size of their household. Assistance provided ranges from counsel and advice to representation. Cases handled include obtaining protective orders for victims of domestic violence and assisting with other family law issues.

Iowa Mediation Services

(712) 262-7007

110 W 4th St, Suite 205
Spencer, IA 51301


Iowa Mediation Service offers a variety of family mediations and facilitation, whether for couples, parents, and children or across the generations. These can be one-time sessions for an hour or a series of meetings to deal with several issues and to gradually develop solutions that work for all.

Youth Law Center

(515) 244-1172

(800) 728-1172

300 Walnut Street, Suite 295
Des Moines, IA 50309


Free legal advice to youth across the state of Iowa. Providing youth, and professionals who work with youth, legal information pertaining to areas such as emancipation, abuse and neglect, sex abuse, family problems, school, traffic, homelessness, chemical dependency, delinquency, guardianship/custody and teen parenting issues. Monday-Friday 8:00a.m.-4: 30 p.m., with 24-hour answering service that takes messages.