Mental Health & Disability Services
Central Iowa Community Services (CICS) was formed under Iowa Code Chapter 28E to create a mental health and disability service (MHDS) region in compliance with Iowa Code 331.390 (PDF). Within this region, CICS is creating a regional system designed to improve health, hope, and successful outcomes for the adults in our region who have mental health disabilities and intellectual/developmental disabilities, including those with multi-occurring issues and other complex human service needs.
Principles & ValuesIn accordance with the principles enumerated in the legislative redesign, CICS 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
- Culturally competent
- Multi-occurring capable
Program RequirementsIn order to apply for funding, certain criteria must be met; specifically:
- People who have a mental illness, intellectual disability, or developmental disability; AND
- Meet specified income and asset guidelines; AND
- Reside in the CICS region; AND
- Professional assessments have determined that the services are needed.