Thank you for supporting our efforts to ensure all Iowans are aware that COVID counseling and assistance are available for free through the Project Recovery Iowa grant funded by FEMA.
Iowa Department of Human Services
Division of Mental Health and Disability Services
Please contact Karen for questions, interviews, logos and inquiries about Project Recovery Iowa program.
About Project Recovery Iowa
The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) is pleased to announce the State of Iowa has received nearly $1 million in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to offer free counseling to any Iowan who has been affected, in any way, by the COVID-19 public health emergency. The program, called Project Recovery Iowa, is available now 24/7. Counseling will take place via virtual sessions, chat or phone call. People of all ages may join groups online to find support and learn new strategies to cope with the effects of the pandemic in a variety of creative ways.
We are so grateful to our federal partners for providing Iowa with this critical funding. It’s not uncommon to experience feelings of stress or anxiety during uncertain times. This funding will help us support Iowans across the state who are trying to find their new normal.”Kelly Garcia, Iowa DHS Director
Iowans can access services through the following options:
- Call 844-775-9276 to talk with a trained counselor
- Visit COVIDrecoveryiowa.org where a contact form will put a counselor in touch with you.
DHS has contracted with five providers and multiple counselors throughout the state to provide counseling, virtual activities, referrals and help finding resources. Project Recovery Iowa will announce additional programs in the coming weeks to help Iowans build coping skills and resilience.
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Social media connections for Project Recovery Iowa
/projectrecoveryiowa @projectrecoveryiowa @covidrecoveryia
Social media support groups
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- Month of Sundays
- Tell Me A Story
- Sunday Connections
- Meditation & Yoga
- Easing Anxiety Over Covid
- COVID Numbers
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- Work Resources
- Village of Hope
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