CommUnity is expanding its fleet of crisis responders, providing an alternative to 911 for locals in mental health crises

CommUnity‚Äôs Mobile Crisis Outreach program is getting a new fleet of eight vehicles, as well as three full-time counselors, thanks to a nearly $1 million grant from Iowa City. The addition of staff and vehicles will shorten response times in […]

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After its first year providing crisis services, the GuideLink Center assesses its accomplishments and obstacles

During its first year, the GuideLink Center, a facility that provides care for mental health and substance use disorders, has helped over 1,000 people, said Executive Director Abbey Ferenzi. The center offers 24/7 services, including rapid assessment, triage and crisis […]

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‘A place like this is needed now more than ever’: Johnson County’s GuideLink Center prepares to open

The GuideLink Center, a mental health access center in Iowa City that has been in the works for more than a decade, is just days away from opening its doors. The 18,000 square-foot facility at 300 Southgate Ave will provide […]

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