Free COVID-related Counseling Services Expanded in Eastern Iowa

Understanding the impact COVID-19 has had on so many people is critical right now, especially in terms of mental health and stability. Now, in order to help residents struggling with mental health issues, Eastern Iowa has increased its free COVID-19-related counseling services. This program can help those people suffering from anxiety, insomnia, stress, or relationship problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Programs addressing mental health frequently receive grant funding. And the COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the number of available grants.

More Eastern Iowa Residents Can Receive Free Counseling Services

Programs that aim to help people struggling with mental health issues can be so helpful to people seeking treatment. For this program, services are offered through a partnership between UnityPoint Health-AbbeHealth Services and Hillcrest Family Services in Dubuque.

Kathy Johnson, executive director of Abbe Center for Community Mental Health, spoke on this grant award: “We are all feeling the increased stress brought on by this unwelcomed global pandemic. Increased anxiety, uncertainties, stress, and simply not feeling like yourself can have a negative impact on each of our lives. It’s important to talk through these stresses, and we are here to help.”

This program initially was only available to teachers and school employees in the area. Now all residents of Benton, Buchanan, Bremer, Delaware, Dubuque, Iowa, Jones and Johnson counties will have access to these services. And, the expanded funding of this program means these services are available regardless of income level.

This grant will cover up to five counseling sessions. So, people interested in this counseling offer can make an appointment by reaching out to Hillcrest Family Services at 563-207-5494. Or, call the Abbe Center for Community Mental Health at 319-398-3562.

GrantWatch Understands That Mental Health Is Important

Mental health is so critical, especially as the pandemic continues to cause problems all over the country. That’s why organizations seeking to help those struggling with mental health issues may be overwhelmed right now. And this is also why GrantWatch is proud to have a Mental Health category on our website. Our research team works hard to constantly update the grants listed on our website in all of our grant categories.

If you have any questions about our mental health grant category, feel free to reach out to our customer support team! You can reach our incredible team members by calling us at 561-249-4129.

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