With the help of incredible community partners like the University of Iowa Community Credit Union and Adamantine Spine Moving, The Crisis Center overcame an unexpected cost increase, raising $100,000 more than was anticipated when starting the campaign. Thanks to amazing, flexible staff and volunteers, the food bank never once had to close during construction. It was a little cramped from time to time, but we never stopped providing services to the nearly 13,000 clients who count on it to meet their food needs each week.
Note: This was originally published in our Summer 2018 newsletter. View the print version online on our newsletter page. In 2011, when The Crisis Center started answering chats in addition to the 24-hour Crisis Line, they talked to a couple people a day. Soon after, Contact USA started to organize chat services on a national […]
By Kristie Fortmann-Doser Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program Note: This column was originally posted at thegazette.com. I remember 8 years ago when Becci Reedus, executive director of the Crisis Center of Johnson County, told me about an idea she had — it really just started because she wanted a parking lot. […]