Central Iowa Community Services was formed under Iowa Code Chapter 28E to create a mental health and disability service region in compliance with Iowa Code 331.390. Non-Medicaid mental health and disability services funding is under the control of the Central Iowa Community Services (CICS) Governing Board in accordance with Iowa Administrative Code 441-24.13 (331.391)
Governing Board (IC 331.390) CICS organizational structure assigns the responsibility for the non-Medicaid funded
MH/DS services with the Governing Board. Member counties will appoint one member from the County Board of Supervisors
(or designee) and an alternate member to serve as a Director on the Governing Board. The Governing Board shall include
two ex-officio and non-voting representatives: one representing individuals who utilize mental health and disability
services or an actively involved relative of such an individual and one from service providers in the region. No member
shall be an employee of the Department of Human Services.
The Governing Boards meets the third Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Story County Administration Building in Nevada, Iowa. These meetings are open to the public.
For agenda and minute information, please visit the Jasper County Community Services website: Jasper County
MH/DS Advisory Board (IC 331.390(2)e; 331.392.(2)i;IAC 441-25.14.(1)i)CICS shall encourage stakeholder involvement
by having a regional advisory board assist in developing and monitoring the plan, goals and objectives identified for the
service system, and to serve as a public forum for other related MH/DS issues. The MH/DS Advisory Board shall represent
stakeholders which shall include, but not be limited to, individuals, family members, officials, and providers.
CICS may maintain local county advisory groups as the foundation to the Regional Advisory Board. An individual who utilizes mental health and disability services or an actively involved relative of such an individual and an individual representing providers of the county will be appointed to the Regional Advisory Board by each county advisory group.
The Regional Advisory Board will appoint an individual who utilizes mental health and disability services or an actively involved relative of such an individual and an individual representing providers of the region to the Regional Governing Board.
The Regional Administrative Team shall consist of the Community Services Directors, formerly Central Point of Coordinators (CPC) representing initial member counties. The Regional Administrative Team shall be assigned the Region’s administrative responsibilities, so that each of the required functions is performed.
Please contact Eyerly-Ball Community Mental Health Center at (515) 243-5181. After hours you can call Eyerly-Ball Community
Mental Health Center, which will direct you to Mercy Franklin, or proceed to the nearest emergency room.
Statewide Crisis Line: 1-800-332-422
Iowa Plan Crisis Line: Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to anyone experiencing a mental health crisis.
(800) 317-3738, TTY (800) 787-1730. For emergency situations always call 911.
National Suicide Hotline: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
If you believe, someone is a danger to themselves or others, you can contact 9-1-1 after hours, or file a civil commitment at the Warren County Clerk of Court Office during business hours.