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.

Consumer and Family Resources

(866) 801-0085

500 Fair Meadow Dr.
Webster City, IA 50595


Prevention services for problem gambling.

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. 

Fireside IF

(641) 648-6708

11241 Highway 65
Iowa Falls, IA 50126

Narcotics Anonymous, and Alcoholics Anonymous support groups.

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 Hardin County.


(641) 939-7280

1258 Washington Ave.
Eldora, IA 50627


SATUCI offers prevention/counseling and evaluation for alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. We serve all ages and are open on Thursdays and Fridays in Eldora.

Washington House

(641) 648-9478

1714 Washington Ave
Iowa Falls, IA 50126


Alcohol and Drug Prevention

Crisis intervention & suicide

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 and Families of Iowa Local Crisis Hotline

Crisis Hotline
(515) 243-6147

(515) 573-2193 

111 Ave O West
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

24/7 hotline providing domestic violence services including safe shelter, medical and legal advocacy, consultations, and training and counseling.

Crisis Intervention Services

Domestic Abuse
(855) 424-9133

Sexual Assault
(800) 479-9071


Services for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault.

Hardin County Child Abuse Prevention Coalition

(641) 648-4010


Community education and outreach aiming to lower, and ultimately eliminate, child abuse in four areas: denial of critical care, physical abuse, the presence of illegal drugs and sexual abuse in children (ages 0- 17).

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 Domestic Violence Hotline

(800) 942-0333

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.

Iowa Victim Service Call Center

(800) 770-1650


Confidential support for victims of crime or concerned loves 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.

Wings of Refuge

(515) 720-7766

PO Box 562
Iowa Falls, IA 50126


Recovery and restoration programs for individuals that have experienced sexual abuse and/or sex trafficking. Programming and a safe environment are provided and guided by the survivor.

Youth & Shelter Services, Inc

(515) 233-3141

PO Box 1628
Ames, IA 50010

Short-term emergency shelter for abused children or runaways. Chemical dependency treatment, independent living & young persons program

Mental health services & facilities

Achieve Mental Health, Inc.

(641) 648-4010
(641) 939-3175

814 Railroad Ave
Iowa Falls, IA 50126

2413 Edgington Ave.
Eldora, IA 50627

Private practice mental health counseling for kids, adults, couples, and families.

Behavioral Health Services (Department of Hansen Family Hospital)

(641) 648-6491

322 ½ College Avenue
Iowa Falls, IA 50126

Individual (children and adults) therapy, family therapy, mental health wellness, and marriage and family counseling.

Faith In Action/Friendship Club

(641) 648-7500

602 S Oak St
Iowa Falls, IA 50126

 Educational, skill-building, and socialization center for persons with mental illness or intellectual disabilities

Integrated Health Services/Center Associates

(641) 758-3130

11 N 1st Ave
Marshalltown, IA 50158


Care coordination for individuals with mental health diagnosis and eligible for Medicaid.

Lutheran Social Services

(515) 232-7262

1323 Northwestern
Ames, IA 50010


Mental health counseling for children and adults addressing emotional, physical, sexual assault, abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

NAMI IOWA (National Alliance on Mental Illness - Iowa)

(515) 254-0417

5911 Meredith Drive, Suite E
Des Moines, IA 50322


Offering support through affiliate groups in the state, education programs, and promote awareness of mental illness.


Child care, education, & Services

Child Care Resource and Referral of Central Iowa

(800) 722-7619

808 5th Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309

Child Care Resource and Referral provides resources, education, and advocacy to support quality child care.

Crisis Child Care

24 hr. Crisis Line
(641) 752-1730

Provides short-term childcare for children whose families are experiencing a crisis or emergency situation. Crisis Child Care is available 24-hours per day, 7 days a week

Eldora Children's Center

(641) 939-3926

1111 10th St.
Eldora, IA 50627

Provides quality child care to children 6 weeks through age 7. Rich learning experiences that encourage discovery, creativity, and exploration. Children are supported in their social and emotional development.

Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. Head Start and Early Head Start – Iowa Falls

(641) 648-5036

637 S. Oak Street
Iowa Falls, IA 50126


Child Care/ Preschool, Education/Special Needs, Financial, Food, Rent/Utility Assistance, Family & Crisis Services


Greenbelt Home Care

(641) 939-8444

2411 Edgington Ave.
Eldora, IA 50627


Family Support Services for income eligible families, Welcome Baby Program, Lead Testing, and Text4Baby program.

Iowa Foster & Adoptive Parents Association

(800) 277-8145


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

Iowa KidsNet

(319) 430-1736

925 East 4th St.
Waterloo, IA 50703

Family Services, Clothing/Second Hand Shops, Food, Counseling/Support

Lighthouse Center of Hope

(641) 648-4198

409 Washington Ave.
Iowa Falls, IA 50126


Free pregnancy testing, decision counseling. Physical, emotional, and spiritual support, parenting and budgeting classes.

National Parent Helpline

(855) 427-2736


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

Child & Family Law

C.A.S.A. (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

(515) 233-2961

PO Box 683
Ames, IA 50010

Assists children going through the court system.

Iowa Legal Aid

(800) 532-1275

607 Sycamore Street, Suite 206
Waterloo, Iowa 50703


Provides FREE CIVIL legal assistance to low-income Iowans and their families. Hours for Telephone intakes are 9 to 11 AM and 1:30-3:30 PM Monday through Friday except for Thursday afternoons.

Iowa Concern- Legal

(800) 447-1985


Legal education and assistance avialable 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 Mediation Services

(641) 423-4322

1415 S Monroe
Mason City, IA 50401


Iowa Mediation Service offers a variety of family mediations and facilitations, 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.-4:30p.m., with 24-hour answering service that takes messages.