Resources last updated: July 10, 2015


Hope 4 Iowa Crisis Call Line - 844-673-4469

The Hope 4 Iowa Crisis Call Line connects individuals in crisis to a helping hand and the resources to address and improve mental wellness. Available 24/7. For residents of Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie or Shelby counties.


Family Crisis & Support Network - 1-866-647-9596

FCSN is a not-for-profit agency offering free and confidential services to Southwest Iowa victims of crime including domestic violence and sexual assault. Services include, but are not limited to, court advocacy, medical advocacy, safe home/shelter, law enforcement advocacy, referrals, resources, and counseling. This organization is the Mills County contact for the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA) Hours: 24/7 Payment: Services provided free of charge.


Hope Counseling - 712-527-3030

Brett Phillips, LISW, 1201 S. Locust, Glenwood, Iowa, Confidential Services, Payment - Accepts Insurance, Iowa Medicaid, Financial Assistance Available.


Choices Counseling - 712-328-3700

Ron Barube, MS, LMHC, Confidential Services, Payment - Accepts Insurance, No Sliding Fee Available


Kathy Bustos, Counseling - 712-527-9991

Certified Bio-feedback Therapist, Confidential Services, Payment - Accepts Insurance, No Sliding Fee


Alegent Health, Counseling Services - 712-527-3699

Michael McGargill, MS, LMHC; Confidential Services, Payment - Accepts Insurance, Medicaid, No Sliding Fee


Mills County Public Health - 712-527-9699

Julie Lynes, LBSW, MA, Support, resource referral - Free and Confidential


Phoenix House - Vicky Lynn Anderson - 712-256-2059 Ext 3

Domestic Abuse/Sexual Assault - short-term counseling, resource & referral, Group or community presentations, Free and Confidential


Catholic Charities Family Crisis Hotline - 1-888-612-0266

Resource and referral for any family crisis. Free and confidential.


Project Harmony - 1-402-595-1326

Counseling referrals for abuse issues, family advocates available - Free & Confidential Services


ReachOut - 1-800-273-8255

Free On-line resource for teens getting through tough times and 24 hr hotline.


Iowa Teenline - 1-800-443-8336

When you just don't know who to talk to. Teenline can help - information and 24/7 hotline for any topic affecting teens. TDD Hotline: 1-800-735-2942,


Centering Corporation - 1-866-218-0101

Non-profit organization dedicated to providing education on grief and loss for professionals and the families they serve.


Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center - 1-866-242-4111

Free and confidential access to treatment providers and prevention programs; Find the answers to your questions related to substance abuse, mental health or proglem gambling.


Alcoholics Anonymous - Council Bluffs - 712-328-9979

Free and confidential


West Central Development Corporation - 712-624-8172

Low income energy assistance, weatherization, Senior Aide employment and training, outreach with food pantry, clothing room and emergency food and shelter.


Hotline Phone Numbers:

  • Crime Victims Hotline: 1-866-689-HELP (4357)
  • Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALKS (8255)
  • TDD Phone Number for all Hotlines: 1-866-604-5350
  • Child & Dependent Adult Abuse Hotline: 1-800-362-2178
  • Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault & Violence - HELP!: 1-800-696-5123
  • Bets Off Problem Gambling Line: 1-800-238-7633
  • Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence: 1-800-942-0333
  • Girls & Boys Town National Hotline: 1-800-448-3000


Malvern Community Schools/East Mills High School

Carrie Currin, Counselor, Work: 624-8645, Cell or Text: 402-960-9721

Sarah Engelhardt, School Psychologist, AEA 13, Work: 624-8645, Cell: 402-658-6300


Pastor Carl Phillips, Malvern United Methodist Church

Church: 624-8320, Home: 624-8573


Pastor John Rutz, St John's Lutheran Church, Hastings

Church/Home: 624-8891


Pastor Mike Stevens, Hillsdale/Silver City United Methodist Church

Church: 525-1057, Cell: 402-669-3526


Legal Aide for Iowa - 1-800-432-9229 (Under age 60) - 1-800-532-1275 (age 60+)


This list is not inclusive of all services available but is intended to provide a starting place for anyone needing assistance. Updates to this list will be made periodically.