March 12, 2021

SIOUX CITY, IA (March 12, 2021)—Educators, parents, healthcare workers, and citizens of Iowa who experience a mental health crisis are encouraged to contact their county’s mobile crisis provider for assistance.

Mobile response is an on-site, face-to-face mental health service for individuals experiencing a crisis. Mobile response staff are able to intervene wherever the crisis is occurring. With Mobile Crisis Outreach, mental health counselors are dispatched to homes, schools, emergency rooms, or public places where a mental health crisis is occurring. Response time is within 60 minutes of dispatch.

Anyone who is experiencing or is concerned about someone experiencing a mental health crisis can call.

Please see the map created by Iowa's AEAs for more details.


With offices in Sioux City, Sioux Center, Cherokee, Denison, Le Mars and Onawa, Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) works in partnership with public and accredited private schools in a 10-county area of northwest Iowa to help assure that all children reach their full potential. The AEA provides special education support services, media and technology services, a variety of instructional services, professional development and leadership to promote school improvement. The Iowa General Assembly created the state’s AEA system in 1975. It is widely regarded as one of the finest in the country. For more information about Northwest AEA, visit

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