May is mental health awareness month, and as CommUnity’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist, I want to touch a little bit on stigmas or barriers that other cultures may face when trying to access resources for mental health, specifically in Iowa City. One big thing that doesn’t get spoken about enough is the impact that […]
By Parth Patel, CommUnity Crisis ServicesYouth Mobile Crisis Coordinator With summer fast approaching and the school year coming to a close, it’s important to recognize that the change in routine can result in some noticeable changes to your child’s mood and behavior. Summer break is considered a rewarding, enjoyable period for kids to have some […]
From looking at the photo above, it’s hard to tell that one of these seats did not receive a meal at the 6th Annual Hunger Banquet last Thursday evening. Like nearly 19,600 Johnson County residents facing food insecurity, roughly 13.5% of Hunger Banquet attendees were served an empty plate at CommUnity’s largest Food Bank fundraiser […]
After two years of virtual events, the Hunger Banquet is returning in person this year! We hope you’ll consider joining us on April 21st at the Coralville Hyatt Regency for this interactive and educational event.
Our top priority is to ensure the safety of our supporters and community members. We ask that individuals who may have been exposed or have chronic medical conditions to take precautions recommended by the CDC.
I’m sure at this point, we’re all feeling the pinch of our most recent utility bills. MidAmerican Energy warned customers of high prices this fall, but it didn’t do much to lessen the blow of a bill 85% higher than previous months. As first-time homeowners, my partner and I thought we were being savvy […]
CommUnity Mobile Crisis Outreach is a service that provides free crisis counseling to individuals in Iowa.
Do you have some free time? Looking for a way to give back to your community? Our Basic Needs staff is in need of volunteers Monday through Friday from 9:00-12:00 at 1121 South Gilbert Court in Iowa City.
After all, giving back is the best way to spread holiday cheer.
Self-care is critical to your overall mental health. However, some of us often feel guilty when we take time for ourselves over being “productive.”