A variety of resources and information are listed below to help those in our community in need. 

Child Care Resources

Emotional Support

Feeling stress and anxiety is normal during this ever-changing pandemic. Several resources are available to support mental, emotional, and physical health.

Crisis/Help Lines and Chats 
  • CommUnity, formally the Crisis Center, has support resources by phone (Crisis Call/Text: 1-855-325-4296) and Online Chat.
  • Crisis Text Line 24/7: Text "HOME" to 741741 to connect to a counselor for support. 
  • Iowa Concern Hotline is a resource for Iowans needing support related to legal matters, finances, stress, or crisis/disaster situations. The Hotline is available at 800-447-1985.
  • Iowa 211 Toll-Free is available to connect Iowans with the social services they need for their particular circumstance. Call 866-469-2211; Alternative: 319-739-4211. 
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers a help line, resource guides, education, and a Family Support Group on Zoom 
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline is available for anyone experiencing emotional distress from a disaster. This Helpline is available 24/7, 365 days: 1-800-985-5990. 
  • Veterans Crisis Line: Veterans can connect with a responder via call, text, or online chat 24/7. 
  • Warm Line: This non-crisis telephone service is available to anyone daily from 5 - 10 p.m. Staff answering calls are available to provide support, empathy, and community resources. The Warm Line can be reached at 1-844-775-9276. 
  • Your Life Iowa Statewide Crisis Line is available for those experiencing emotional distress in a crisis and can be reached at 855-581-8111. 
Kids Resources
Workplace Support

Food Resources

  • Drive-Through Food Pantry via HACAP Food Reservoir 
    • When: May 28, 2020 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. 
    • Where: Mercer Park, 2701 Bradford Dr., Iowa City (Enter off Dover Street)
    • No identification required. May pick up for multiple households.
  • Elder Services Meals on Wheels: Horizons, A Family Service Alliance, is offering meals to seniors in need. 
  • Food Bank of Iowa has a map tool to locate food support resources.
  • Food Pantry for Pets: The supplies from the pantry are available for those in need by calling the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center, 3910 Napoleon Lane, Iowa City at 319-356-5295. The individual package will be placed outside the front door with the recipient name on it Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Food With Love Program is focused on food relief for those in need. Meals are prepared by local restaurants including St. Burch Tavern, DeLuxe Bakery, Big Grove and Pullman Bar & Diner. 
  • Free Food Delivery is available to Johnson County residents in need. 
  • Iowa City Community School District Meal Program: Meals continue to be served to students via drive-through and walk-up options at designated Meal Pick-up Sites. 
  • Iowa Department of Human Services offers food security resources. 
  • United Way's Food Resources: View this website for information on meals, food banks, food pantries, and a Food Resource Map

Healthcare and Well-being Resources 


Household Resources

CDC Resources
Financial Support
Running Errands Recommendations

Legal Support

  • Iowa Civil Rights Commission offers resources on anti-discrimination law. 
  • Iowa Legal Aid: 
  • Legal Information Hotline: The Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA), Iowa Legal Aid, and Polk County Volunteer Lawyers Project have partnered to create a hotline offering support to Iowans with legal concerns related to COVID-19. The hotline phone number is 1-800-332-0419.

Refugee and Immigrant Information 

Multilingual COVID-19 Resources

Student and Teacher Resources 

Student Resources 
Teacher Resources

Senior Citizen Resources 

Violence Prevention 

Virtual Activities and Fun