Carmella Cobbs lives in Capitol House, a rent-assisted apartment building for seniors and persons with disabilities in downtown Iowa City. Carmella’s daughter used to drive her to The Crisis Center Food Bank, but as she transitioned into a full-time job, it became increasingly difficult for her to find time. She was delighted when her building […]
Every two weeks, Bill Panther collects money from cash boxes at 25 locations across Iowa City. Over time, the change he collected has definitely added up. Over the course of three years, he collected almost $30,000 on behalf of The Crisis Center.
Counselors advocate on behalf of clients, helping them navigate these bureaucratic systems by making calls, transporting them, checking in, meeting with family members, and attending appointments over whatever period of time the client needs. Follow up services were provided for almost 80 percent of clients, most of whom received more than one follow-up contact.