Power UP YOUth brings people & resources together with a mission: A coalition to ensure safe, strong youth and families in a thriving Hamilton County. The importance of healthy life habits, supporting those around us, and removing the negative connotation surrounding mental health are all vital to helping Hamilton County thrive. powerupyouthhamco@gmail.com/Facebook: Power Up YOUth in Hamilton County, Iowa/chairperson: Mickie at CFR (Community & Family Resources) 515-832-5432

CICS (Central Iowa Community Services) in Hamilton County. CICS professionals provide the vital link between individuals & appropriate resources in the region to improve health, hope and successful outcomes.

To contact Mobile Crisis, dial 988 or the Your Life Iowa Line/CICSMHDS.org/Hamilton County Office: Carrie Hisler, Central Iowa Community Services (CICS)/1610 Collins St. Suite 3, Webster City/ 515-955-1719/carrie.hisler@cicsmhds.org.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline available 24/7 (365 days) or 988 (988lifeline.org) YOUR LIFE IOWA CRISIS LINE/24-Hour CrisisLine/call 855-581-8111/text 855-895-8398/chat @ Your Life Iowa (yourlifeiowa.org)

Suicide Prevention 4 Hamilton, Webster & Wright Counties (SP4HWW). Prevent suicide and support those who have been impacted in Hamilton, Webster and Wright counties. A Suicide Prevention Coalition founded in 2022. Follow on Facebook: Suicide Prevention for Hamilton, Webster, & Wright Counties/ cpeterson@hamiltoncounty.org/515-832-9550

NAMI Central Iowa provides free support groups, educational classes such as: Family support groups, connections support groups, Ending the Silence (suicide prevention and mental health awareness talk for middle and high school students). Its mission is to inspire better lives for Central Iowans affected by mental illness through support programs, educational outreach, and advocacy. Hamilton County Contacts: Angela Albers and Erik Gustafson/albers@namicentraliowa.org/515-292-9400/namicentraliowa.org

Community Health Center of Fort Dodge, Mason City, Dayton, Eagle Grove (CHC) offers mental health screenings, counseling, crisis intervention, medication management, substance abuse screening and counseling and Psychological testing for ages 5 to adult. Open to all, regardless of insurance status. They have a sliding fee scale for those who qualify. Sî, hablamos español. CHC of Fort Dodge/Regina Suhrbier/ rsuhrbier@chcfortdodge.com/515-576-6500/chcfd.com.

Building Families Early Childhood Area is a non-profit that provides funding and supports to quality services and programs that develop healthy, independent and successful children and families in Hamilton, Humboldt, and Wright sounties. Building Families: buildingfamilies.net

• Resource Directory for Hamilton, Humboldt, Wright and Webster counties: communitylinksforfamilies.org/Bee Inspired Program/bee-inspired.org/515-602-6371/120 1st Ave NW, Suite 14/Clarion.

• Parent Connection Program/ Child Abuse Prevention Council for Hamilton, Humboldt and Wright counties/Angela Wesselink/awesselink@wrightco.iowa.gov/515-293-0652.

• Bee Inspired CAPP Program/Tiffany Larson/Empowering all youth to make healthy informed decisions through education, prevention, community awareness, and connections to resources/515-602-6371 ext 4/ tlarson@wrightco.iowa.gov or beeinspiredcappprogram@gmail.com/Social Media @beeinspiredcapp/ Website: http://bee-inspired.org.

• McKinley Bailey, executive director, Building Families/mbailey@wrightco.iowa.gov

Van Diest Medical Center hospital and Webster City clinics, 2350 Hospital Drive, Webster City, with additional satellite clinics in Jewell, Stratford and Fort Dodge/515-832-9400/vandiest.org.

Hamilton County Public Health (HCPH) is to promote, preserve and protect the health and wellness of all people in Hamilton County and surrounding area. Pamela Harklau/pamh@hamiltoncountypublichealth.com/ hamiltoncountypublichealth.com/515-832-9565.

Community & Family Resources (CFR) is dedicated to proactively assisting individuals, families, and communities achieve healthy behavior and lifestyle through advocacy, prevention, and treatment of substance abuse, problem gambling, and mental illness. Mickie Shubin/MickieS@cfrhelps.org/cfrhelps.org/515-832-5432.

YSS of Hamilton County – YSS offers connections for youth and families including Afterschool Care, Crisis Stabilization, Emergency Shelter, Foster Care Advocacy, Homeless Youth Services, Individual and Family Therapy, Mentoring, Pregnancy and Parenting Education, Prevention, Residential Addiction Treatment and Supportive Housing. Shirley Nelson/snelson@yss.org/yss.org/515-832-1061 (Webster City office).

Crisis Intervention Service (CIS) is to provide persons affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and homicide. Hamilton County Advocates: Rachel and Alison/CIShelps.org/ 24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline: 855-424-9133/24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-479-9071


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