At Burlington Community School District, we recognize the importance of mental health and well-being for our students, staff, and families. We are committed to providing support and connecting our community with valuable resources.

This page offers a curated list of mental health services and support options available in our area. Whether you’re seeking help for yourself, a loved one, or just want to learn more about mental health, you’ll find helpful information and links below.

Remember, seeking help is a sign of strength. If you or someone you know is struggling, please don’t hesitate to reach out to these professional resources.

If you are experiencing crisis and need immediate assistance, please call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.

Area Therapist & Insurance Information

Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute is an independent nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children struggling with mental health and learning disorders.

Here you’ll find helpful resources including parenting guides over a broad range of topics.

Iowa Department of Public Health

The Iowa Department of Public Health is where you can go to apply for services, Medicaid, child care assistance, food assistance and more.

Local Food Pantries

Des Moines County is home to nearly a dozen food pantries. Click below to find one or more that works for you!

Burlington Area Homeless Shelter

The Burlington Area Homeless Shelter provides short-term shelter and support to those who have become in need of temporary housing in Burlington and the surrounding area.

Transitions DMC

Transitions DMC operates a 13-bed homeless shelter that offers a 30-day program to help clients go from being homeless to having a permanent housing solution. Services are provided based on the needs of the individual or family.

Community Action of Southeast Iowa

Community Action provides emergency assistance such as shelter, food, clothing and more to those in need.

Iowa Legal Aid

Iowa Legal Aid provides legal help to low-income Iowans facing legal problems involving civil (non-criminal) legal issues. Iowa Legal Aid helps the legal system work for those who otherwise cannot afford the help of a lawyer.

Note: This list is not exhaustive and does not constitute an endorsement of any specific service. Please consult with a qualified healthcare provider for personalized advice.