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Eastern Iowa Crisis System Overview

What is a Crisis? A crisis is any stress or pressure that has become too great for you to cope with alone. 

The Eastern Iowa MHDS Region is now in its 6th year (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022) of an Agreement with the Robert Young Center (RYC) to manage the Region’s crisis system.  The crisis system continues to be expanded and modified to meet the needs of the region. 

The variety of services offered provide a person in crisis the opportunity to receive help at a level which matches the seriousness of their crisis.    The services are provided by trained staff in a compassionate way at a time when the person needs them the most.  

These services are:

  • available throughout the entire Eastern Iowa MHDS Region (Cedar, Clinton, Jackson, Muscatine, and Scott Counties)
  • at no cost to residents of the Eastern Iowa Region (they are funded at least in part by the Region)
  • participation is voluntary