Crisis Intervention and Transitional Living Services

The Hope Wellness Center is a safe place for individuals who may be experiencing a mental health crisis. At HWC, those individuals can voluntarily access crisis intervention services.

Hope Wellness Crisis Center

The Hope Wellness Crisis Center began as a collaboration between the Heart of Iowa Community Services Region and Genesis Development Mental Health Services to create a more effective approach to mental crisis treatment and to reduce health care costs. Individuals typically stay at the Hope Wellness Crisis Center less than one week. During that time they are connected to a network of appropriate community resources to assist in their recovery.

Hope Wellness Transitional Living Center

The purpose of the Transitional Living Center is to provide short term (2-3 months) housing for an individual coming out of a placement or hospitalization who needs to redevelop skills to be successful in the community. Individuals who are living with mental health or disabilities will be paired with a variety of service providers to assist them to reach their highest levels of independence.

Mobile Crisis Response Team

The Mobile Crisis Response Team provides emergency crisis assessment and intervention services to residents of Audubon, Dallas, Greene, and Guthrie counties in conjunction with law enforcement.  The Mobile Crisis team can be contacted though 911 or local law enforcement dispatch offices.  MCRT, in conjunction with Dallas, Audubon, Greene, and Guthrie law enforcement agencies, provides short term crisis assessment and intervention to individuals of all ages who are experiencing a mental health crisis.  Individuals will be assessed regardless of insurance status.

MCRT is available 24 hours a day/seven days a week

MCRT is accessed through the use of Dallas, Audubon, Greene, and Guthrie  county law enforcement

MCRT is staffed with mental health professionals

Typical calls include suicidal thoughts/attempts, strange or bizarre behavior, uncontrolled panic or anxiety

MCRT does not typically respond to calls in which the individual is in need of detox