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Capstone Behavioral Healthcare

Assistance for psychiatric services and medication management, mental health, substance abuse, and chemical dependency counseling, supported independent living, residential, and representative payee services, prevention and awareness education, & a 24/7 crisis hotline. 

Services: Community Support, Connections, Integrated Health Home, Jail Diversion, Representative Payee, ADHD testing, ID waiver

24/7 Crisis Line: 800-332-4224

1123 1st Ave. E., Suite 200
Newton, IA 50208

Your Life Iowa

  • Crisis line and resources. 

  • Live chat is available.

  • Your Life Iowa also has a hotline and treatment search function. Use their facility locator.

  • When you don’t know who to turn to about a problem with alcohol, drugs, gambling, suicidal thoughts or mental health, Your Life Iowa is here for you 24/7. We provide free, confidential support and connect you to resources meant to help you get your life back on track.


24/7 Dads - Discover Hope

A 12-week comprehensive class offering dads the tools, strategies, and exercises for all fathers and at any stage of fatherhood. 

733 1st Ave. E.
Newton, IA 50208

AA – Alcoholics Anonymous

Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her alcohol use. Meetings take place at St. Stephens Episcopal Church.

Meeting Times: 

  • Mondays: 12:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 12:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 12:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 7:00 p.m.
  • Fridays: 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10:00 a.m.
223 E. 4th St. N.
Newton, IA 50208
Other Categories: Substance Misuse and Treatment


Strength and hope for friends and families of alcoholics. Meetings take place on Sundays at 6:00 p.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.

223 E. 4th St. N.
Newton, IA 50208
Sundays: 6:00 p.m.
Other Categories: Substance Misuse and Treatment

Autism Speaks

A world where all people with autism can reach their full potential.

Key terms: autism, spectrum, 

House of Mercy - Newton Center

  • Outpatient treatment center that serves adults, adolescents, and children with substance abuse and mental health needs. Services include outpatient substance abuse assessment, outpatient chemical dependency treatment, OWI assessments, and mental health & expressive arts therapy. 
  • Peer Recovery Coach is available free of charge in Jasper County.  Please contact Tel: 641-792-0717
  • Keywords: Peer Recovery, substance, Mental Health 
200 N. 8th Ave. E.
Newton, IA 50208

Narcotics Anonymous NA

Meetings take place at Jasper County Church of Christ at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.

813 1st Street North (Old Union Hall)
Newton, IA 50208
Sundays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 7:00 p.m.
Other Categories: Substance Misuse and Treatment

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI of Central IA)

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest. grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans. We offer free mental health support groups, classes, and presentations as well as free one-on-one support,

For information and support call: 515-292-9400


Understanding Dads for Moms - Discover Hope

This is an 8-week class aimed at helping moms with the challenges of motherhood via improved communication skills, co- parenting, and understanding the father’s role in parenting. The class is sponsored by Children and Families of IA and facilitated by DH517 volunteers.

733 1st Ave. E.
Newton, IA 50208

Free Lunch

Connections Peer Support- Capstone

  • Lunch service Monday - Friday.
  • Warming and Cooling Shelter from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
  • For Mental Health - see Capstone BH link
306 N. 3rd Ave. E.
Newton, IA 50208

Discover Hope 517 Ministry

  • Free community meals are available. Hours Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
  • Showers available from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Warming and cooling location from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Men's restoration house- transitional housing (Holds up to 12 men) see website for application. 
733 1st Ave. E.
Newton, IA 50208
Monday thru Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Iowa SIDS Foundation

Support and education about SIDS. Grief Support.

2963 100th St, Suite 2
Urbandale, IA

Disclaimer: This information was provided by agencies in the community. It may not be all-encompassing and some information changes often. For Jasper County offices and contact information, browse our county directory.

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