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January 2020

AMP Day on the Hill

January 27, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

We are excited to share that the Achieving Maximum Potential (AMP) youth will hold their 9th annual legislative day on the Capital on Monday, January 27 in Des Moines.  During this event AMP youth will share their experiences in shelter, group, kinship, adoption and foster family care. AMP would like to invite legislators to schedule time with their local AMP council to hear an important youth perspective!

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February 2020

MODE Shop for a Cause!

February 11, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
MODE, 1394 Twixt Town Rd #1394
Marion, IA 52302 United States
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Grab your girlfriends and join us on February 11th, 6:00-8:00pm for a Galentine's celebration! You'll be shopping for a cause as 10% of purchases made between 6:00-8:00 will support Foundation 2 Crisis Services. Start your spring cleaning early, donate a pair of denim and receive $10 off of a new pair? A donation of cardigan gets you $10 towards a new cardigan! All clothing donated during the month of February will be given to young adults who have aged out…

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League of Women Voters Linn County Legislative Forum

February 15, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mercy Medical Center, 701 10th St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
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Please join Linn County area legislators this Saturday, February 15, from 10 a.m. to noon for the monthly legislative forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters at Mercy Medical Center, 701 10th Street SE, in Cedar Rapids. This is a great opportunity to submit questions, listen to the discussion, and visit individually with legislators before or after the forum. As a co-sponsor of this event, Foundation 2 will share resource information with participants.

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April 2020

Topics in Transition

April 9, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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This informational event will include speakers on topics such as: guardianship, social security, advocacy, mental health, supported community living, and medicaid waivers. Foundation 2 staff will share resource information at this event!  

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May 2020

All support group events are currently suspended

May 1, 2020 @ 12:00 AM - May 31, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing, all regularly scheduled support groups are postponed at this time. We will provide updates as this situation changes. Please call our crisis line for support or questions. Thank you for understanding.

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Putts for Prevention

May 1, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hazzard County, 402 2nd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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Grab your coworkers and friends it's time for a round of putt-putt! Nine different restaurants, nine different holes, the perfect Friday! Putts for Prevention is a traveling putt-putt course all throughout downtown Cedar Rapids. Participants play one putt-putt hole at each location, in teams of four. Your day will start at Hazzard County but the course will take you through nine of your favorite downtown eateries! Event details: Participants registration includes four participants in the event, welcome swag-bags, and a…

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July 2020

Foundation 2 50th Anniversary

July 1, 2020 @ 12:00 AM - July 31, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

We are honored and excited to celebrate 50 years of serving the Cedar Rapids community and Iowa! Since we began in Cedar Rapids in 1970, we have consistently provided a high level of crisis intervention, suicide prevention, youth support services and more. Together, we are excited to continue to expand and provide these vital mental health care services to any one, at any time.

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December 2020

LCSPC webinar on prevention and holiday safety

December 3, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Linn County Suicide Prevention Coalition is presenting a free webinar on suicide prevention and safety around the holidays. This webinar is open to the first 100 participants. Webinar Presenters: Robert Otto, MSW, LISW, MA, ACSW- Suicide Prevention Coordinator with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will present on responsible firearm safety and storage. Jen MacCormick, Foundation 2 Crisis Center Coordinator – will present on Covid-19 and its impact on suicide around the holidays. She will also address the myth of suicide…

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Lunch and Learn Webinar

December 22, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Linn County Suicide Prevention Coalition and Foundation 2 Crisis Services' Jen MacCormick will present on what has been the reality of suicide during and after the holidays versus societal myths. Jen will provide basic information on what to be aware of, how to intervene, and resources for those who may have thoughts of suicide. She will also lead a discussion on the possible impacts that COVID-19 may have around the holidays for those that have mental health needs, those…

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January 2021

LCSPC Lunch and Learn Series

January 26 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join the Linn County Suicide Prevention Coalition and Foundation 2 for a virtual Lunch and Learn featuring Rob Otto, suicide prevention coordinator at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26. This event is free and open to the public. From Rob Otto: "A public health approach to suicide prevention and firearm safety involves proactive, person-centered and effective strategies focused on early intervention and preventing problems before they happen. Healthcare providers in our local communities…

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