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

Business Reopening Resources are available on the Economic Resources web page. 

Child Care Resources

Emotional Support

Feeling stress and anxiety is normal during a 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

Financial and Housing Support 

  • Economic Impact Payment Information 
  • Family Investment Program (FIP) is through the Iowa Department of Human Services, and offers financial assistance to families in need. 
  • Financial Counseling for Iowans is available through ISU Extension and Outreach. 
  • HealthWell Foundation offers families financial assistance with essentials such as transportation, food, and medication.
  • HouseIowa.org lists many resources related to housing, including affordable housing assistance, shelter for those in need, and assistance for renovation and repairs.
  • Iowa Finance Authority: 
  • Johnson County Social Services can help residents access many essential services like childcare and clothing, food and legal assistance, and health services. 
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application deadline was June 30, 2020. When this program is active, LIHEAP offers financial support for utility bill payments. 
  • Local Rental Assistance: The City of Iowa City is working with Shelter House to offer financial assistance to those most at risk of eviction due to unpaid rent and/or utility bills and who are not eligible for Iowa’s Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Program. To apply, please contact Gina Woolsey, Shelter House, at gina.woolsey@shelterhouseiowa.org or (319) 351-0326. 
  • Shelter House Rapid Re-Housing offers housing support to individuals or families that are homeless or in need of housing. 

Food Resources

Healthcare and Well-being Resources 


Legal and Workplace Resources  

View legal and workplace-related resources on the Economics Resources web page. 

Refugee, Immigrant, and Tribal Communities 

    Multilingual COVID-19 Resources
    Refugee and Immigrant Resources 
    Tribal Communities Resources

    Senior Citizen Resources 

    Student and Teacher Resources 

    Survey feedback is needed to inform the planning process for the 2020-2021 school year:


    Violence Prevention 

    Virtual Activities and Fun