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 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

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 2020-2021. 

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

Governor’s Press Release May 26 2022

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR Governor Kim Reynolds ★ Lt. Governor Adam Gregg FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ­­­­Thursday, May 26, 2022 CONTACT: ...

2022 Legislative Newsletter

Every other week throughout the 2022 Iowa legislative session, a newsletter was posted here with updates on potential ...

FUNDING AVAILABLE: Provider Operational Supports and Technology Enhancements

The MH/DS of the East Central Region is pleased to have the opportunity to offer funds to providers ...
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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.