Your Life Iowa: CALL (855) 581-8111 or TEXT (855) 895-8398

Your Life Iowa: CALL (855) 581-8111
or TEXT (855) 895-8398

What is the ECR?

The East Central Region (ECR) is a partnership between 9 counties to provide comprehensive brain health and disability services to individuals in eastern Iowa. Iowans have a regional base of services which meet statewide standards to address their needs. Counties pool their resources and offer an array of services to improve the health of Iowans.

Your Life Iowa

The East Central Region uses Your Life Iowa as the statewide crisis line, making free crisis calls and text available to anyone in Iowa. 

Your Life Iowa provides free information and referral, counseling, crisis service coordination, and linkages to crisis screening and mental health services 24 hours a day.

Priority Initiatives

Learn more about our priorities as we strive to improve the health of those we serve.

View the ECR Priority Initiatives for 2022-2023.

Strategic Plan

Learn more about the East Central Region and our plan to continue to provide responsive support to our communities.

View the ECR Strategic Plan for 2020-2025.

Latest News

ECR Excellence Academy launching!

As we begin 2023, there is some exciting news to share about professional development opportunities that are FREE, FLEXIBLE and FOCUSED on the professionals working within our nine-county region providing ...
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2023 Legislative Newsletter

Once again, every other week throughout the 2023 Iowa legislative session, a newsletter will be posted here with updates on potential legislative action affecting the East Central Region. The ECR ...
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FREE Professionalism, Boundaries & Communication webinar

In our continuing series, Meraki Institute of Learning is partnering with the East Central Region to offer this free training on January 26th! Please see the flyer for registration information.
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“Check up from the neck up” apparel available for order!

You can now purchase your own ECR Pat the Llama apparel! Please click on this link to order yours. You have until January 26th to order.
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Counties We Serve

MH/DS of the ECR proudly supports and provides services for Benton, Bremer, Buchanan, Delaware, Dubuque, Iowa, Johnson,
Jones, and Linn Counties.

Click on the counties below to contact the county coordinator.