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Crisis Help


If you or a friend are thinking about suicide, call:

Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

Foundation 2 Crisis Center: 319-362-2174 or 1-800-332-4224



If someone you know exhibits signs of suicide:

  • Do not leave the person alone
  • Remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt
  • Call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
  • Take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional

Warning Signs of Suicide:

  • Talking about wanting to die
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious, agitated, or recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings
  • The more of these signs a person shows, the greater the risk. Warning signs are associated with suicide but may not be what causes a suicide.

Students have been taught to use ACT

A- Acknowledge

C- Care

T- Tell

Our schools utilize SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Programs, which is a nationally recognized and evidence-based program to educate youth.  For more information,

If in Crisis….

Foundation 2 Crisis Center provides trained, compassionate telephone counselors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can reach a crisis counselor by calling 319-362-2174 in the Cedar Rapids local calling area or 1-800-332-4224 anywhere else in Iowa. Our crisis center serves the state of Iowa.

Crisis Textline  Text HELLO to 741741

National Youth Crisis Hotline  1-800-442-HOPE (4673)

Waypoint Domestic Abuse/Crisis Line  319-365-1458

Iowa Help Line  1-855-800-1239 or text

Link to find resources within our community

National Alliance on Mental Illness in Linn County

Domestic Violence

Friends of the Family  1-800-410-7233
5250 North Park Place NE, Ste 109  Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers safe, emergency shelter options for victims fleeing intimate partner violence. Victims needing safe emergency shelter can call the 24-hour Crisis & Support Line and talk to an Advocate about their situation, discuss options and create a safety plan. Services are free and confidential.

Waypoint Services – 24/7 Support Line: 319-363-2093 or 1-800-208-0388

Waypoint Services has a mission to strengthen and empower individuals who are homeless, living in poverty or victims of domestic violence; and give children access to gaining the essential skills vital to reaching their full potential through quality child care.

Iowa Protective Order Notification for Domestic Abuse (IPONDA) –  1-888-742-8463

IPONDA is a free and confidential telephone service that provides petitioners two important features: information and notification.  IPONDA provides victims of domestic violence, stalking, harassment, and sexual assault access to timely and reliable information about the service status of their protective order or no-contact order.  Victims can receive automated notification 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year by telephone, the Internet, or email. By telephone, victims can always contact a live operator who is trained in victim services by calling 1-888-742-8463.

Horizons Survivors Program – 319-398-3943

The program works with all violent crime victims and survivors of homicide and vehicular homicides. Horizons provides emergency crisis support, criminal justice advocacy, support throughout the investigation, prosecution, and post-sentencing. There do not have to be charges filed to receive services. Horizons has a 24/7 toll-free line: 1-844-454-0961. For more information, call 319-398-3943.

Iowa Victim Information & Notification Everyday (IowaVINE)

IowaVINE is a free and anonymous telephone service that provides victims of crime two important features: information and notification. Across the state, crime victims and other concerned parties use IowaVINE for access to timely and reliable information about the custody status of an offender. Victims can receive automated notification by telephone, the Internet, or email 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. By telephone, victims can always contact a live operator who is trained in victim services.  To register for IowaVine, use the link provided

Registrant Watch

Registrant Watch works by transmitting near real-time information from the Iowa Sex Offender Registry database system to the Registrant Watch Service. Crime victims and other interested parties can access the information visiting the Iowa Sex Offender Registry website any time day or night or calling 515-725-6050. Victims can inquire where a registrant is located, as well as information on other identifying characteristics, and register to receive automated notifications via phone, text or email when this information is updated.


Linn County Shelter Line: 319-366-7999 (Leave a voicemail if no answer)
Able to check openings at all shelters in Linn County for available space

Iowa Housing Search  1-877-428-8844
Iowa Housing Search is a free online resource that allows individuals to search available rental properties in Iowa that fit their specific needs and budget. Results can be filtered based on cost, amenities, number of bedrooms, proximity to public transportation, whether the landlord requires a criminal background check, rental assistance accepted, accessibility features, and more. Individuals seeking housing and service providers can call a toll-free, multilingual call center for assistance with housing searches at 1-877-428-8844. The call center is available Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time. Listing information can be provided by phone, email, mail, and fax.

General Info for all Resources
United Way 2-1-1
by phone at 2-1-1, 319-739-4211, or 1-866-469-2211

Victims and Witnesses of Crime
Cedar Valley Friends of the Family – provides safe shelter, confidential services, and housing assistance to individuals in crisis due to homelessness, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
Cedar Valley Friends of the Family 24-hour Crisis Line: 1-800-410-7233 or 319-352-0037


Iowa Warm Line:

The Warm Line is a peer-run, telephone-based, non-crisis, confidential, listening line for anyone struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues. The Warm Line is staffed by people who have been through a similar journey and are in recovery themselves.

Talk 24 hours/Day: 1-855-800-1239
• Text: 855-800-1239

Substance Abuse

Adult Children of Alcoholics Group 319-365-5955
Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-ateen/Al-anon 319-365-5955
Area Substance Abuse Council – ASAC 319-390-4611
COMMIT Smoking Intervention 319-373-2719
Common Road to Recovery 319-432-0919
Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center 319-398-5133
Narcotics Anonymous 319-398-9100
Sedlacek Treatment Center 319-398-6226
St. Lukes Chemical Dependency Services 319-363-4429

Student Assistance Program and Staff

Linn-Mar Student Assistance Program will provide students with prevention, intervention, assistance, counseling, and referral services. Please note that if you or someone you know needs immediate assistance or it is an emergency situation, please use the numbers listed above.

To learn more about the Student Assistance Program and the staff that are assigned to each building, visit the Linn-Mar Student Assistance web page.