West Liberty Community Resources

We have updated our Community Resources List.  If you are in need of any of the resources below please do not hesitate to reach out.  

CRISIS - Dial 911 if in immediate danger

24 hour Eastern Iowa Crisis Line


They approach each dispatch with an open mind, and with respect to you and your situation.

Abbe Center for Community Mental Health


Walk-in hours: Monday and Thursday 9-11AM

1039 Arthur St, Iowa City

MCSA - Muscatine 


Offers help with domestic violence, overnight housing, food pantry, dental/vision care, nearing homelessness and more.

Where to Begin

If you need assistance in multiple areas, please start with

Pathway of Hope Case Manager, Jacque McCoy at 563-263-8272, a Salvation Army program. Otherwise, please see the options listed here by category.

Use this search engine for assistance with specific needs: http://lmcresources.org/ or see the individual categories below.

School-Based Therapy & Counseling - Students receive services in the school.

Tanager Place - Becka McMurray

rmcmurray@tanagerplace.org 319-286-4520 www.tanagerplace.org

Corridor Counseling - John Leefers, LMFT 




Bethany Services - Lisa Murphy



Life Connections  - Steph Fiser, LMSW




Sydney Millage

Certified Biblical Counselor



Community Based Therapy

Refugee Counseling  (Iowa City) 319-330-9883

Se habla espanol

Counseling Center of Iowa City (Iowa City) 319-337-6483

Families Inc.(West Branch) 319-643-2532

West Liberty School Counselors & Nurses

Emily Resendiz (ELC & Middle School)               eresendiz@wl.k12.ia.us                                         ELC 319-627-5089

John Herber (Elementary)                                    jherber@wl.k12.ia.us                                             Elementary 319-627-4243

Russ Hughes (Middle & High)                              rhughes@wl.k12.ia.us                                           Middle 319-627-2118

Steph Paulsen (High School)                               spaulsen@wl.k12.ia.us                                          High 319-627-2115

Kayla Morrison  (Elem & Middle)                          kmorrison@wl.k12.ia.us                                        Middle or Elementary

Angela Swick  (ELC & High)                                 aswick@wl.k12.ia.us                                             District Cell 319-333-4933

Community Psychiatric Care - Psychiatric care typically refers to medicine management and diagnosis rather than therapeutic services.

University of Iowa Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (Iowa City)


Genesis Psychology Services (Davenport)


Psychiatric Associates (Iowa City)




Gentle Dental - 319-367-3116

Accepts Medicare/Medicaid on Wednesdays

If vision services (i.e. screenings, glasses) are needed, please contact your school nurse for availability.

University of Iowa COVID-19 Care


Mercy Services West Liberty 


May reduce fees on a case by case basis  

Free Mental Health Clinic Iowa City Clinic Saturday mornings at the Abbe Center in Iowa City. Due to pandemic,only offering virtual appts.  To schedule:

Email freementalhealthclinic@gmail.com

Call/message direct line 515-346-8083


Free Mobile Health Clinic:

First Church United, one Sunday a month, 1:30-3:30. Check school website under “news” for dates.

Services include:

  • Blood pressure checks

  • Blood sugar and cholesterol checks

  • Health education

  • Physician consultation

  • Physical therapy

  • Spanish interpreter

  • Dental screenings

  • HPV &  seasonal influenza Vaccines


Community Health Care, Inc 

563-336-3000 24 hour line

Sliding scale available for the following services: medical, immunizations, dental, pharmacy, OBGYN, behavioral health, pain clinic, lab, chiropractic


Food Pantry - First Church United

1100 N Calhoun. St. - Rear entrance

Thursday 6pm-7pm, Saturdays 9am-10am

Call 319-627-2989 between 4-6pm, M-F for questions 

Free Lunches 2020-2021  This year free meals are provided on days when school is in-session. Virtual students may sign up each week by Wednesday at 4PM.

Free and reduced lunch applications in English and Spanish

Backpack Program

Contact your school counselor. Students are provided with a bag of food to take home on a weekly basis.

SNAP Benefits (Previously known as food stamps)



Iowa Department of Human Services Application for the following items:

Medicaid, SNAP (Food), Child Care Assistance, disaster assistance, child support recovery, medical expenses assistance

Aplicación en Español está disponible

Hawki is a health coverage program for uninsured children of working families. No family pays more than $40 a month. Some families pay nothing at all. Applications available online.

Aplicación en Español está disponible

Muscatine Department of Public Health

Call 563-263-0122

Family planning, STD testing, pregnancy testing, immunization services


Se habla Español 

The Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) is a IDPH program for babies, children under the age of 5, pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and women who have had a baby in the last 6 months. 

Community Action of Eastern Iowa  This organization offers a variety of resources to meet many of  your needs.


Iowa Department of Human Rights: Office of Latino Affairs Helpline  provides information, resources, support, interpretation, and case management to the Spanish-speaking communities in the state of Iowa. Information is confidential.

Office of Latino Affairs

Call 515-344-3936 between 8 am - 5 pm, M-F.

Se habla Español  

Substance Abuse

University of Iowa Chemical Dependency (Iowa City)  319-384-8765

Prelude Behavioural Services (Iowa City) 319-351-0349

New Horizons


Domestic Violence

SafePath 866-921-3354 (Muscatine)


Crime Victim Compensation Program 



National Human Trafficking Resources Center 1-888-373-7888 

Text to BeFree (233733)                                                                                                                                                                              

Adult Education/Employment

WeLead 319-627-4045

Employment skills and small business development

Citizenship classes

Dan Stevenson dstevenson@wl.k12.ia.us

Clarity Guerra clarity.guerra@gmail.com

HSE- High School Equivalency (formerly GED)

ELA - English Language Acquisition


Energy Assistance through Community Action Application

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LHEAP)

563-263-9290 (Muscatine)

One/two time use vehicle gas voucher - First Church United, contact Katie Thrasher at 319-627-2989 between 4-6pm, M-F for questions 


Iowa Legal Aid  1-800-532-1275   M-F from 9 to 11 am or from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, except Thursday afternoon.

IC Compassions

Free Legal Clinic - Every 2nd Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm.   

1035 Wade St. Iowa City 

The Diversity Service Center of Iowa

Muscatine  563-264-8883

Se Habla Espanol

Free Clothing

Shoes that Fit through Mercy Hospital - contact the school nurse for an application

KCRG Coats for Kids - contact the school secretaries or nurse for winter items (sweatshirt, coat, gloves, hats)

Comet “locker” - contact school counselors or nurses for available clothing and personal hygiene products

United Way Closet Kids First -  items under $50: contact your school counselor, students can apply for items they can’t otherwise afford (i.e. soccer cleats, standardized test registration)

Infant Closet at United Methodist Church 


contact Cindy Sanders



 Also, Pathway of Hope (see first listing)