Mental Health/Disability Services of the 

East Central Region (ECR)

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      1-844-775-9276 (5PM-10PM)

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 The following nine counties came together to form the Mental Health/Disability Services of the East Central Region (ECR):  Benton, Bremer, Buchanan, Delaware, Dubuque, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn.  The ECR was formed under Iowa Code Chapter 28E to create a mental health and disability service region in compliance with Iowa Code 331.390.  Within this region, the ECR created a regional management plan designed to improve health, hope, and successful outcomes for the adults in our region who have mental health and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities, including those with multi-occurring substance use issues, health issues, physical disabilities, brain injuries, and other complex human service needs.                                                                             

In accordance with the principles enumerated in the legislative redesign, the ECR will work in a quality improvement partnership with stakeholders in the region (providers, families, individuals, and partner health and human service systems) to develop a system of care approach that is characterized by the following principles and values: 

  • Welcoming and individual-oriented
  • Person and family driven 
  • Recovery/resiliency oriented 
  • Trauma-informed 
  • Culturally competent 
  • Multi-occurring capable