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.

CALL (855) 581-8111 or
TEXT (855) 895-8398

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.

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Benton

Bremer

Buchanan

Delaware

Dubuque

Iowa

Johnson

Linn

Jones

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.