By Rochelle Honey-Arcement, Director of Mobile Crisis Outreach As we are all taking steps to responsibly reduce the likelihood of spread of COVID-19 by social distancing, we need to be mindful of our mental health during this time. Social distancing is very close to social isolation and we know that isolation can have detrimental effects […]
For concerns regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus, please dial 211. For a full list of CommUnity’s available services, volunteer opportunities, and donation acceptance policy, please visit builtbycommunity.org/covid19. For tips to support your mental health at home, please check out our blog posts, “Social Distancing and Supporting Your Mental Health” and “Reducing Preconditions of Trauma.” For additional mental […]
We know that these are scary and uncertain times. At CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank, we hear every day from people in our community how the COVID-19 virus is causing upheaval in their lives. It’s a lot to deal with. We want you to know that we’re here to help.
Beyond celebrating the release of his new album, local musician Anthony Worden decided to make his album release show an opportunity to support his community. Worden has been a volunteer with CommUnity Food Bank for nearly a year, and he announced that he will be collecting donations at his upcoming performance after witnessing a recent decrease in food donations coming in.
Due to a recent suicide death that impacted many young people and families in our community, we want to share the resources we offer to support those affected by this loss.
To say that Kaleigh is busy is an understatement. Not only does she have a full class schedule at the University of Iowa where she studies Biomedical Engineering on a Pre-Medicine track, Philosophy, and Entrepreneurial Management, but she also plays soccer for the UIowa women’s team, volunteers at Mercy Hospital, and volunteers at the checkout […]
CommUnity welcomes our new Director of External Relations, Michelle Guthart Cole, MA, CNP. With over 25 years working in the nonprofit sector, Michelle has extensive experience in many areas.
If you were to stroll down the long neat rows of the Lettuce Feed Others Community Garden in early September, you would see raised garden boxes overflowing with lush green leaves of lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, turnips, beets, basil, chives, and oregano. Ripe tomatoes, banana peppers, and yellow squash peak through the tangled leaves revealing pops of red and gold.
Gary first came to CommUnity after finding himself stranded in a new city. With no transportation and all of his family 200 miles away in another state, he didn’t know where to go for help. That’s when an acquaintance suggested that he should come to CommUnity, and offered to give him a ride. “I came […]