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CommUnity’s annual fundraising banquet for its food bank goes virtual

The COVID-19 pandemic strained the resources of food banks across Iowa, revealing the high level of food insecurity in the state. It has also changed how CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank will hold its annual Hunger Banquet. The banquet, […]

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The Crisis Center of Johnson County is changing its name

After almost 50 years serving people both within Johnson County and well beyond the county’s borders, the Crisis Center of Johnson County is changing its name. “Our organization will now be known as CommUnity Crisis Services and Foodbank, CommUnity for […]

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Best of the CRANDIC 2018: Community

The results are in! Here are the winners of Little Village’s 2018 Best of the CRANDIC competition in the Community category, representing voters’ favorite people, places, organizations and innovations in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area. […]

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Donation Drive: Catherine’s Boutique supports the Crisis Center of Johnson County

Little Village’s Donation Drive pairs local businesses with nonprofits they believe in to raise awareness for these organizations and encourage giving this holiday season. Presented by Catherine’s Boutique Buy Catherine’s cashmere socks on Nov. 24, support the Crisis Center Every […]

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Sharing the stories of suicide attempt survivors, an artist hopes to reduce stigma

As part of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the Crisis Center of Johnson County is hosting a presentation by Dese’Rae L. Stage, creator of a nationally recognized art project in which suicide attempt survivors tell their stories. “Live Through This” publishes those stories, along with a portrait of the attempt survivors taken by Stage. […]

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Iowa City cleans up after flooding rains and high winds (and turf bubbles at Kinnick)

Iowa City residents were cleaning up storm debris on Wednesday following severe weather that knocked out power to 5,000 businesses and homes, and caused flash-flooding in some areas. According to the National Weather Service, the storm brought winds in excess […]

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Project Holiday has helped those in need enjoy a holiday meal for 30 years

Once again this year, the Crisis Center of Johnson County’s Project Holiday is helping those in need to enjoy an important part of the season: a special meal with their loved ones. “This is our 30th year for Project Holiday,” said Sara Sedlacek, the Crisis Center’s communications and development director. […]

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Letter to the editor: I’m sick of talking about ‘13 Reasons Why’

After Netflix released ’13 Reasons Why,’ the show instantly produced record internet buzz — over 11 million Twitter mentions in the first month after its release. Increasing the visibility of suicide is important and, when done correctly, makes a difference. The show, with its millions of viewers, had potential to bring suicide prevention into public consciousness, bringing about positive change. Instead, the show produced a negative effect. […]

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