Community Resources & Crisis Numbers

Domestic Violence: 1-800-799SAFE (7233)               

Gay and Lesbian Hotline:1-888-842-4563

Iowa Coalition against Domestic Violence:1-800-942-0333;            

Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault:1-800-284-7821;

Iowa Drug and Alcohol Help line:1-800-242-4111

Iowa Sexual Abuse:1-800-284-7821

Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center:1-866-242-4111;

Iowa Statewide Crisis Center:1-800-322-4224

Iowa Healthy Kids:1-800-257-8563

National Eating Disorders Association:1-800-931-2237;

National Runaway: 1-800-621-4000

National Runaway Switchboard: 1-800-786-2929;

National Suicide Hotline:1-800-SUICIDE

Suicide Prevention (Iowa):1-800-273-TALK

Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-448-4663


Boys and Girls Town Hotline:1-800-448-3000;; Suicide prevention, sexual abuse, parent troubles, anger, physical abuse, school issues, chemical dependency, relationship problems, depression, emotional abuse, runaways

Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center: 24 hour crisis line: 1-800-400-4884; 641-747-8427; Provides services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and homelessness Hawk-I is a program that provides health care coverage for Iowa children in families with limited income.

Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) Emergency assistance program. Enroll here for FIP, WIC, food stamps, child care assistance and medical assistance

New Opportunities:1-800-642-6330; Child Health, Maternal Health, Medicaid, Food Pantry, Energy/Heat assistance, WIC, clothes closet

Teen Line: 1-800-443-8336; Personal and health-related information and referrals

Youth Emergency Services and Shelter (YESS):918 SE 11th Street, Des Moines, 515-282-98377