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Mental Health & Disability Services
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Central Iowa Community Services (CICS) was formed under Iowa Code Chapter 28E to create a mental health and disability service region in compliance with Iowa Code 331.390. Within this region, CICS is creating a regional system designed to improve health, hope, and successful outcomes for the adults in our region who have mental health disabilities and intellectual/developmental disabilities, including those with multi-occurring issues and other complex human service needs.
In accordance with the principles enumerated in the legislative redesign, CICS will work in a quality improvement partnership with stakeholders in the region (providers, families, individuals, and partner health and human service systems) to develop a system of care approach that is characterized by the following principles and values:

  • Welcoming and individual-oriented
  • Person and family driven
  • Recovery/resiliency oriented
  • Trauma-informed
  • Culturally competent
  • Multi-occurring capable

CICS will maintain local county offices as the foundation to the service delivery system.

For more information about CICS, please click on the following link:  CICS MHDS

Who is eligible for funding?
  • People who have a mental illness, intellectual disability, or developmental disability; AND
  • Meet specified income and asset guidelines; AND 
  • Reside in the CICS region; AND
  • Professional assessments have determined that the services are needed.

How do I apply for funding?

Click here to download the Community Services Application for funding.

What if I need help to fill out the form?
Applicants may complete the Community Services Application themselves or receive assistance from Community Services staff.

Local Access
Click here to download the Central Iowa Community Services brochure and view a list of the local access points in each county.

Click here to view a map of the statewide mental health and disability service regions.

Central Iowa Crisis Line
Central Iowa Community Services has contracted to provide a crisis phone line that is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year to support anyone in crisis.  The phone line is free to call and all contacts are confidential: 844-258-8858

For more information, click here.