Community and Crisis Resources

Campus Resources

Simpson Health Services
Name: Katie Lee, RN, Director
Location: Kent Campus Center
Phone: 515-961-1604
Services Provided: Health services

SARA (Sexual Assault Response Advocates)
Phone: 515-330-6392
Services Provided: 24-hour Crisis response, support and information on issues
related to sexual assault

Simpson Career Services
Name: Jennifer Del Pino, Director
Location: Campus Services
Phone: 515-961-1667
Services Provided: Career counseling and career planning assistance

Hawley Resource
Center
Name: Todd Little, Director
Location: Upper level Dunn Library
Phone: 515-961-1524
Services Provided: Academic support services, tutoring, study skills, writing skills

Residence Life
Name: Luke Behaunek, Director
Location: Kent Campus Center
Phone: 515-961-1562

Campus Security
Name: Chris Frerichs, Director
Location: Kent Campus Center
Phone: 515-961-1711

Crisis Centers/Hotlines

Statewide Crisis Line
Phone: (800) 332-4224
Hours: 24 Hours
Services Provided: Phone counseling

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Phone: (800) 273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
Website: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Hours: 24 hours
Services Provided: Suicide crisis

Polk County Crisis & Advocacy Services
Phone: (515) 286-3600
Website: http://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/CFYS/pages/crisisAdvocacy.aspx
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Services Provided: Rape or sexual assault crisis (old or new) and violent crimes

The Trevor Project
Phone: (866) 488-7386
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Services: Talk with a trained volunteer counselor

Text: Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.
Hours: Fridays between 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Central)
Services: Text message with a trained counselor

Online Chat: TrevorChat
Hours: 7 days a week from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Central)
Services: Chat with a trained volunteer counselor online

Local Hospitals

Iowa Lutheran Hospital
Address: 700 E. University Ave., Des Moines
Phone: 515-263-5120 (515-263-5612 non-emergency)
Services Provided: Emergency, physical and mental health services

Iowa Methodist Hospital
Address: 1200 Pleasant Dr., Des Moines
Phone: 515-241-6213 (515-241-6212 non-emergency)
Services Provided: Emergency, physical and mental health services

Mercy Medical Center
Address: 1111 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA
Phone: (Hospital) 515-247-3121
24 Hour Mental Health Help Line: 515-271-6111 or toll free 866-595-4959
Services Provided: Emergency, physical and mental health services

Broadlawns Medical Center
Address: 1801 Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA
Phone: 515-282-2253
Hours: 24 hours
Services Provided: Emergency, physical and mental health services
Psychotherapy: 282-5750
Chemical Dependency: 282-6610

Other Resources

Rosenfield Center (Planned Parenthood)
Address: 1000 E. Army Post Rd., Des Moines (across from Southridge Mall)
Phone: 877-811-7526
Hours: Varies
Services Provided: Sexual assault and rape counseling
Fees: No out of pocket

Alcoholics Anonymous Iowa Central Office
Address: 1620 Pleasant St., Room 228, Des Moines, IA
Phone: 515-282-8550
E-mail: http://www.aadesmoines.org
Hours: 24 Hours
Services Provided: Information about AA meetings, times and locations in Iowa

One Iowa
419 SW 8th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-288-4019
Email: info@oneiowa.org
Services Provided: LGBT advocacy and education, weekly transgender support group (Transformations Iowa)