UPDATES IN OUR SERVICES REGARDING COVID-19

Updated 3/31/2020

Dear Guests, Employees and Friends of Life Connections,

First, we want to thank you for being part of our compassionate, caring community. We stand together with all of you to serve with the utmost compassion, responsibility to one another and commitment to our mission.

Second, it is in that spirit of compassion, responsibility and commitment that we have decided to temporarily adjust our operations to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Here are the changes that will take affect beginning the end of the day, Friday, March 19, 2020

  • Our Life Connections Peer Recovery Wellness Center building only will be closed through April 30th. During that time, peer support specialists will continue to serve individuals remotely via phone and video conferencing during regular business hours of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 5p.m. until 10p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12p.m. until 5p.m. 
  • Information about Life Connections can be found on our Facebook page along with a link to virtual support services. 
  • Rhonda’s House will remain open. Staff and guests of Rhonda’s House are following the recommendations of the CDC and state authorities by taking extra precautions in this time of uncertainty, including constant hand washing, surface cleaning and social distancing. 

The following services remain in place with no changes in hours of operation:

As always, individuals seeking assistance with mental health- or disability-related concerns or crisis may contact Life Connections staff during regular hours or the following crisis lines any time, whether in crisis or not.

  • Eastern Iowa Mental Health Crisis Line: 24/7 – Toll Free 1-844-430-03
  • Robert Young Center (Illinois) Crisis Line: 24/7 – Local 309-779-2999 

These numbers are answered 24/7 by professional counselors that can assist individuals with information, immediate support and referrals. You do not have to be in crisis to call.

We will be monitoring the situation as it evolves and sending periodic updates related to our service operations.

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Video Conferencing Opportunities

Video Conferencing Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday
March 26, 27, 30, & 31
April 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28 & 30 

JOIN ZOOM MEETING

or copy/paste this link into your web browser
https://zoom.us/j/418425565?pwd=bTJVNDU0bS9JSVNHL3NieUdlU1FSQT09&fbclid=IwAR0fnqmPJsRwnB

Meeting ID: 418 425 565
Password: 195598

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+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 418 425 565

Video Conferencing Every weekend on Sunday & Saturday
March 28, 29
April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

JOIN ZOOM MEETING

or copy/paste this link into your web browser
https://zoom.us/j/742891139?pwd=VWRIUmxaSnVvekZYendoR0UrQ2NFZz09

Meeting ID: 742 891 139
Password: 216237

Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 742 891 139

Creating healthy opportunities for advancing hope, recovery and wellness for all.

Life Connections supports individuals who are experiencing Mental Health and Substance addiction issues and who want to work on their recovery goals and situations before getting into a crisis situation.

Our Services

Wellness Center

A place where individuals experiencing Mental Health issues can work on their recovery with trained Peer Support Specialists. What is unique about our organization is that we are a Peer-Run, Peer-Owned Organization; our staff offers many of the same lived experiences as our guests and serves as models of recovery, we will serve all individuals whether or not they can pay.

Learn More About Wellness Center

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

Discover your own simple, safe wellness tools; Develop a list of things to do every day to stay as well as possible; Identify upsetting events, early warning signs and signs that things have gotten much worse; using wellness tools, develop action plans for responding at these times; Create a crisis plan; and Create a post-crisis plan

Every Tuesday at the Wellness Recovery Center from 5:30pm-7:00pm

Rhonda’s House
(Now Open)

Rhonda’s House (Iowa’s Only Peer-run Respite Center) provides a safe and welcoming environment for individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis and who voluntarily choose temporary respite services to restore well-being and the ability to manage their lives. Rhonda’s House is an alternative to the more restrictive care of a locked psychiatric hospital facility. 
 

Learn More About Rhonda's House

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