Youth in crisis qualify for Mobile Crisis Outreach and school-based services based on their location. Our providers are available to provide rapid, skilled support services for crisis situations including thoughts of suicide, self-harm, mental health-related hospitalizations, mental health concerns, and more.
Community & School Based Services (Benton, Jones)
Community and School-Based Services
Mobile Crisis Outreach
Mobile Crisis Outreach is intended for situations where a client would benefit more from a face-to-face meeting than from a call to the Foundation 2 crisis phone line. Those situations could include:
- Checking on an individual’s safety or well-being
- Diffusing an emotional crisis
- Dealing with a family crisis or situation involving more than one person
- Assessing an individual in danger of attempting suicide
The team will respond within one hour of receiving a request (adverse weather conditions may delay response time). Private environments, like a person’s home, require two team members; in public locations like schools, businesses or hospitals, either one or two team members will be sent. Upon arrival, team members will:
- Assess the situation
- Attempt to stabilize and diffuse the crisis
- Provide counseling as needed
- Provide referrals to other Foundation 2 or community resources
This service is free of charge and available 24/7, 365 days a year.
How We Help
“Anna was extremely pleased with MCO services. She raved about the amazing job the counselors did working with them and with (her daughter). She expressed that they are used to the anxiety and panic attacks, but that suicidal ideation is new to them. They felt the counselors did an excellent job of educating them on suicidal thoughts, and appreciated the time taken to safety plan so that they were comfortable. Anna said she felt secure by how seriously our team took the suicidal statements.”
Available to students and their families at partner Grant Wood AEA schools in Linn, Jones, and Benton Counties.
Our dedicated case managers and trained crisis counselors help students and their families achieve and maintain stability. We report to partner Grant Wood AEA schools, the hospital, and other locations within one hour of being contacted to provide crisis assessment and intervention services. We also offer comprehensive referral services to help students and their families access the on-going support they need. All services are confidential and free of charge.
Schools We Serve:
Alburnett (Linn), Anamosa (Jones), Belle Plaine (Benton), Benton Community (Benton), Center Point-Urbana (Linn/Benton), Central City (Linn), Lisbon (Linn), Midland (Jones), Monticello (Jones), North Linn (Linn), Olin (Jones), Springville (Linn), and Vinton-Shellsburg (Benton)
How we help:
“A father voiced that during his child’s hospital stay, the child’s diagnosis had changed. Overwhelmed on how to proceed, he asked Foundation 2 to contact the school. The Foundation 2 caseworker communicated the changes to ensure an IEP meeting would be held. The parent expressed how thankful they were for the Foundation 2 caseworker’s support.”
“The Foundation 2 caseworker met with a student being discharged from the hospital to complete a safety plan. The student was able to complete the plan and discuss coping strategies they would like at school. The caseworker contacted school administrators and discussed allowing these coping strategies. The strategies have been utilized and proven successful.”