Below are local and national resources.  Please note, the resources are not affiliated with MIU, but are listed on this web page as a convenience for MIU students. Being listed does not imply that MIU is endorsing them, and it is up to the student to decide whether to participate in any one of them.  Please note, some resources are listed in multiple categories. 

Local Resources for Jefferson County, IA

Crisis & Emergency Resources

Emergency Services

Always call 911 first if you or someone you know is experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency or may be a danger to someone else. If you are calling 9-1-1 while on campus, please also call campus security so they can help the emergency services get to you faster.

Iowa Crisis Service Maps

This site allows you to search areas in Iowa to identify local crisis supports available:

National Hotlines

These resources are anonymous and available 24/7

Local Services

If you need assistance locating long-term mental health resources, talking through a problem, or exploring mental health treatment options, call 211 to speak with a live person who can help. 211 is confidential, can be anonymous, and is available in 180 languages upon request.

Addiction Recovery & Substance Use Resources


Local Support Groups:

Al-Anon support groups:

New Life Community Church

(641) 472-2524

500 W. Washington

Fairfield, IA 52556

Saturdays at 12:00 

St. Mary’s Church

for information contact Bruce:

(641) 472-5615

3100 W. Madison Ave. (corner of S. 32nd and W. Madison)

Fairfield, IA 52556

Fridays at 8:00 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) support groups:

Antioch Church

For information contact Leroy: (641) 919-8157 2363 

142nd Street 

Fairfield, IA 52556

Mondays at 8:00 p.m.

AA Garage Group Meeting

For information contact Gerald: (641) 662-2150

905 3rd Street

Batavia, IA

Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.

Fairfield at Friends Ch House

1209 S. 6th St.

Fairfield, IA 52556

Thursdays 7pm

Golden Magnolia Sanctuary

200 South Main St.

Fairfield, IA 52556

Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

Tuesdays at 12pm 

Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.

Thursdays at 12pm

Fridays at 12pm, closed group at 8pm

Saturdays at 12pm

Sundays closed group at 5pm

New Life Community Church

500 W Washington Ave.

Fairfield, IA 52556

Mondays at 8pm

Two Eagles Native Designs

59 S. Court St.

Fairfield, IA 52556

Tuesdays at 7:15pm - Women Only 

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) support groups:

The Gathering Church

Fridays at 7:30pm

Free Methodist Church

(641) 472-2524

(upstairs) 500 W. Washington

Fairfield, IA 52556

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

New Life Community Church

(641) 472-2524

500 W. Washington

Fairfield, IA 52556

Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.

Nicotine Anonymous support groups:

For information call: (641) 209-2209

206 W. Burlington Ave

Fairfield, IA 52556

Sundays at 6:00 p.m.

Local Organizations and Detox Centers:

SIEDA Substance Abuse Services

(641) 472-5834

Fairfield, IA

Ottumwa Regional Health Detox Center

1-800-482-7511 or (641) 684-3170

312 E. Alta Vista

Ottumwa, IA 52509

Open 24 hours

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resources

Sexual Assault resources: 

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault resources: 

Iowa Victim Service Call Center

For domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking, homicide, and other violent crime

Reliable, free, and anonymous 24/7 Hotline 

Call: 1-800-770-1650 | Text: “IowaHelp” to 20121 | Website: 

Iowa CASA (Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Abuse)

Diverse resources 

Get a “Know Your Rights” card, in English and Spanish here

Your Life Iowa

Statewide, free, confidential, 24/7 Crisis Line for crisis situations, including mental health and suicide, by the Iowa Department of Public Health.  YOUR LIFE IOWA provides information and referral, counseling, crisis service coordination, and linkages to crisis screening and mental health services 24 hours a day. There is a facility service locator on the website.   

Call: 1-855-581-8111 | Text: 1-855-895-8398  | Live Chat 

Housing, Shelters, and Food Resources

Housing and Food:


Counseling and Therapy Resources

 Free for Students:

Local Agencies:

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