Central Iowa Crisis Line

Central Iowa Community Services has contracted to provide a Crisis Phone Line for residents living in a 10-county area, including Story County. People can call the crisis line for a variety of reasons. "Crisis" can mean different things to different people. A crisis could be a major loss—the death of a loved one, a divorce or a serious illness. Or it could be a series of smaller problems that have compounded and become overwhelming.

A crisis is any stress or pressure that has become too great for a person to cope with alone.

Because crisis can happen to anyone, at any age, at any time, the crisis phone line provides trained, compassionate telephone counselors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to support anyone in crisis. All contacts are confidential.

Toll-free Crisis Line phone number: 844-258-8858

View more information about the Crisis Line (PDF).

Online chat counseling, available Monday - Friday, 9 AM to 3 PM: www.Foundation2CrisisChat.org

Text support, available Monday - Friday, 9 AM to 3 PM by texting to: 800-332-4224

See more information about the chat and text options (PDF).