Summer fun!

Helping Services wishes you a fun and safe summer. Consider spending this time beginning a new youth mentoring connection or make a donation to keep our important work going! Don’t forget to visit our job openings page to share with friends and family.


Pillar programs serving Northeast Iowa:


We serve eight counties in northeast Iowa: Allamakee, Bremer, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek Counties.

Note that not all programs are offered in every county.

In addition to our programs, Helping Services works jointly with community members to educate and seek positive change regarding illicit drug use, over-use of alcohol, prescription medications, and tobacco. Find a coalition to join in your area…

Our programs are designed to help people make healthier choices that ultimately result in healthier communities.

Since 1973 we have been a resource for Iowans to turn to for help.

We started out as a crisis line in Decorah, Iowa because neighbors were worried about teens getting in trouble. Through dedicated individuals, the common goal to provide services to youth culminated in official 501(c)3 status in 1973.

Grassroots initiatives still fuel our goals – addressing issues that local people care about. Community members want Northeast Iowa to be a better place to live – our staff wants that, too. They live in the communities they serve and are passionate about their work that makes a difference.