Crisis Support Services

Foundation 2 Crisis Center

A crisis is any stress or pressure that has become too great for you to cope with alone. A crisis can be about anything – suicide, divorce, serious illness, problems with friends or family, financial stresses, or substance abuse struggles. Or it could be a series of smaller problems that have compounded and become overwhelming.

Foundation 2 Crisis Center provides trained, compassionate telephone counselors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can reach a crisis counselor by calling (319) 362-2174 in the Cedar Rapids local calling area or 1-800-332-4224 anywhere else in Iowa. Our crisis center serves the state of Iowa.

Foundation 2 Mobile Crisis Outreach

When a service provider, medical professional, employer, family member, friend or individual believes a situation would benefit from on-site crisis intervention, they can call 1-855-800-1239 to discuss Mobile Crisis Outreach with Foundation 2 staff. MCO runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The team will respond within one hour of receiving a request. Private environments, like a person's home, require two team members; in public locations like schools, businesses or hospitals, either one or two team members will be sent.

Upon arrival, team members will:

  • Assess the situation
  • Attempt to stabilize and diffuse the crisis
  • Provide counseling as needed
  • Provide referrals to other Foundation 2 or community resources.

Within 24 hours a MCO team member will make a follow-up call with the client to check on the client's well-being. Mobile Crisis Outreach is currently offered to residents of the following counties: Linn, Johnson, Iowa, Jones, Buchanan, Delaware, Bremer and Benton.

Mobile Crisis Outreach is intended for situations where clients would benefit more from a face-to-face meeting than from a call to the Foundation 2 crisis hotline. Those situations could include:

  • Checking on an individual's safety or well-being
  • Diffusing an emotional crisis
  • Dealing with a family crisis or situation involving more than one person
  • Assessing an individual in danger of attempting suicide

Crisis Center of Johnson County

The Crisis Center's vision is that every individual in Johnson County, Iowa, has support in a time of need. What is a crisis? When a situation, emotion or stress has become too great to cope alone. Through their dedicated corps of volunteers, emotional and material assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Crisis Center is the only CONTACT USA accredited agency in Iowa, is a member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network and was the eighth agency in the nation to join the Crisis Chat portal. To contact the Johnson County Crisis Center, call 319-351-0140.

Iowa Crisis Chat

If you prefer typing to talking, use your computer to access this free instant-messaging service. IowaCrisisChat.org offers online emotional support for anyone in need. When problems become too big to handle, simply click the language-specific button to log on. You will be communicating with a specially-trained volunteer who will offer non-judgmental support and can provide additional resources to you. Chat is also available in Mandarin Chinese.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Since its inception, the Lifeline has engaged in a variety of initiatives to improve crisis services and advance suicide prevention. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-8255.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center Website

SPRC is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. They provide technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide. They also promote collaboration among a variety of organizations that play a role in developing the field of suicide prevention.

Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP)

In today’s society, domestic violence is widely known to be one of the greatest physical dangers to women. Women, men and children are murdered each year and the risk of child abuse is much greater in households where domestic violence occurs. Responding to domestic violence is critical and requires a community-wide effort. Support for victims of domestic violence and their loved ones is available in Johnson, Iowa, Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Lee, Keokuk, Van Buren and Washington Counties through the Domestic Violence Intervention Program. The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) began in 1977, providing direct service support to more than 28,000 women, men and children during the past two decades. In one year DVIP will answer approximately 18,000 crisis/phone calls and provide more than 8000 nights of safe shelter to approximately 400 women and children.

The DVIP is founded on the belief that everyone has the right to live free of fear and harm. 24-hour phone line 319-351-1043.

Women's Resource & Action Center (WRAC)

WRAC works to create greater equity for individuals and communities of all identities, with a particular focus on women, through activism, social justice initiatives, leadership training, advocacy, service, and personal and professional development. WRAC is a feminist organization dedicated to Inclusivity, Collaboration, Diversity, Effectiveness, Safe & Protective Environment, & Respect.

Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP)

RVAP is a sexual assault victim advocate and prevention agency that also hosts the Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline. While the Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline supports survivors throughout the entire state, RVAP provides additional healing support, prevention and advocacy services to the following counties: Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Iowa, Johnson, Lee, Washington, Van Buren

Mission: The Rape Victim Advocacy Program provides free, confidential, trauma-informed advocacy to all affected by sexual violence and promotes social change through prevention education.