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 goals as we expand our reach and services to the area we serve.

View the MH/DS 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 MH/DS Strategic Plan for 2020-2025.

Latest News

Iowa State University Extension offers Caregivers class

The East Central Region is proud to partner with ISU Extension to offer scholarships for trainings for Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Children With Special Health and Behavioral Needs. The ...
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DHS offers Opportunity to Provide Input on Iowa’s Community-Based Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date July 1, 2022 Opportunity to Provide Input on Iowa’s Community-Based Services The Department of Human Services (DHS) has partnered with researchers at Mathematica to conduct a ...
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2022 Legislative Newsletter

Every other week throughout the 2022 Iowa legislative session, a newsletter was posted here with updates on potential legislative action affecting the East Central Region. The ECR Legislative Priorities are ...
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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.