Trauma, in its many shapes and forms, is often caused by a single experience or series of events that leaves the survivor feeling anxious, depressed, shameful, or hypervigilant. The spectrum for what trauma looks like is as wide as it is long, but there are elements that tie all forms of trauma together.
By Hannah Green, Crisis Intervention Operations Coordinator When it comes to celebrating a holiday, we have many traditions that help us promote holiday spirit. Whether it’s watching The Notebook on Valentine’s Day or listening to festive music, our holidays are defined by how we celebrate them. It’s easy to tell someone to walk the plank […]
It’s almost Valentine’s Day, a holiday that can bring up both comfortable and uncomfortable emotions depending on your situation. Loneliness is absolutely a normal and understandable feeling to experience during this time, whether it’s because of your relationship status or the number of friends in your life.
Organizing a food drive at your office, school, or church is probably easier than you think —CommUnity has online resources to help you get started.
By Lexys Sillin, RBT, Mobile Crisis Outreach Counselor Despite the monotony of quarantine, financial stress, and the political unrest, 2020 is in fact coming to an end. While COVID-19 has its own physical consequences and world-wide restrictions, the CDC also suggests that many people are experiencing increased symptoms of anxiety and depression. Nevertheless, the turn […]
By Steven Groom, Crisis Intervention Overnight Coordinator Even in the best of times, the holidays can bring on feelings other than joy and happiness. Stress-related travel, gift giving, and scheduling time with different branches of your family, as well as worry that things won’t be “perfect” can all contribute to a significant amount of anxiety. […]
About 1,500 families will receive a holiday meal this year thanks to CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank’s Project Holiday. Held the week before Christmas, this distribution provides Johnson County families with all the ingredients needed to make a traditional holiday dinner. Project Holiday meals include choice of entrée, sides, vegetables, and a variety of […]
Giving Tuesday is a day that brings people and organizations together to help transform their communities and the world. Created in 2012, Giving Tuesday began as a day that encourages people to do good. Now, this day has grown into a global movement that inspires millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
My name is Olivia. I just finished my 3rd and final term of service with AmeriCorps since graduating from the University of Iowa in 2014. Thanks to AmeriCorps, I have been able to give back to my home state in countless ways. I would consider my time at CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank to be […]
CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank is excited to announce the opening a second Food Bank location in the Pepperwood Plaza in the South District of Iowa City.