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

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, and education.
  • 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 

Local Assistance for Johnson County and Iowa City renters

  • Emergency Broadband Benefit Program provides financial support for internet service to low-income households. 
  • Emergency Housing Assistance:  If you need housing assistance and your household income is below 80% of the area’s median income (eligibility chart), the City encourages you to do the following:
    1. Contact Shelter House at  319-351-0326. Shelter House administers several different housing relief programs, including housing eviction and foreclosure prevention with funds through the City's Community Development Block Grant-CV program.The program can assist with up to 6 months of rent, mortgage, or utility assistance. If you receive or have received State assistance, you can apply for this program after their assistance ends and there is no duplication of benefits.
    2. For more information, view the handout, which is available in multiple languages.
  • Family Investment Program (FIP) is through the Iowa Department of Human Services, and offers financial assistance to families in need. 
    1. Family Development and Self-Sufficiency Program (FaDSS)

  • FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance program offers financial support for funeral expenses after January 20, 2020. 
  • Financial Counseling for Iowans is available through ISU Extension and Outreach. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 

    College Resources
    K-12 Resources

    Violence Prevention