PROTECTING Emergency youth shelter
serving Linn County
and Surrounding Areas
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Experiencing a Crisis?

A crisis is any stress or pressure that has become too great for you to cope with alone – suicide, divorce, illness, or a series of smaller problems that have continued to compound. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Foundation 2

Foundation 2 is a nonprofit human service agency committed to positive youth development, suicide prevention, and helping build the foundation for stronger and healthier families and safer communities for everyone. Our services include a 24-hour crisis phone line, crisis chat and text, family counseling, mobile crisis outreach, an emergency youth shelter and independent living support for youth.

Our mission is to be a trusted support when life gets tough.  All people. Any time. Every time.

Our vision is to build resilience and improve quality of life by ensuring every Iowan has access to our lifesaving work in crisis prevention, intervention and response. Foundation 2 services are confidential. We believe that all persons have the right to be treated with respect and dignity.

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crisis line calls on 24/7 phone line

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crisis chat and text contacts

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mobile crisis outreach dispatches

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police co-responder dispatches

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