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 now uses Your Life Iowa as the statewide crisis line, making free crisis calls and text available to anyone in Iowa.
The Iowa Help Line phone number now rolls over to Your Life Iowa. The service remains the same, but with a different number.
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
View the MH/DS Priority Initiatives for 2020-2021.
View the MH/DS Strategic Plan for 2020-2025.