By Grace Basler, Communications Intern In the summer of 2015, Sean was introduced to CommUnity through a friend who was a Crisis Intervention volunteer. He thought that volunteering in Crisis Intervention sounded interesting, but originally put off becoming a volunteer because he didn’t know if he could make time for the training. Eventually, however, Sean […]
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.
How Training Can Prevent Farmer Suicide It’s no secret the agricultural industry is experiencing turmoil right now, but, according to one local farmer, we might be facing a farm crisis unlike any we’ve seen before. Mike Deahr farms in Muscatine County and, though he boasts 32,000 head, he’s still considered in just the 20th percentile […]
The Food Bank Department Volunteer Supervisor is responsible for supporting the daily operations of the Food Bank Department and its volunteers in a fun, fast-paced work environment. Included in this position are the training and onboarding of Food Bank volunteers, direct client services, and clerical duties.
1st Thursday at 5:30 p.m. / 3rd Thursday at 4:00 p.m. monthly R Place Peer Center, 702 S Gilbert St Suite 111, Iowa City, IA Call (319) 351-2726 ext. 132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org more information Hearing Voices and Special Messages Support Group provides a safe space where individuals who hear voices or have other unusual experiences […]
Meeting virtually during the pandemic. A support group for those who have lost a loved one or friend to suicide meets the first Thursday of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. next door to CommUnity at The 1105 Project Building, 1105 S. Gilbert Ct. These meetings offer a safe place to talk about […]
Liz Smith, a Food Bank volunteer, was in-taking a client who spoke only limited English. She asked the man whether he would like a translator for the interview. He insisted that he would rather have his friend would translate for him. The two men left and parted ways, sitting in separate areas of the waiting […]