Thank you to our generous donors!

January is National Mentoring Month! Join us for the
Youth Mentoring Bowl-a-thon to support our mentoring programs on
March 23, 2024. Keep our important work going, consider a donation today!

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.

We serve eight counties in Northeast Iowa. Our services reach all residents in rural communities – no one is overlooked. Our mission and goals are important – to provide tools, resources, and encouragement for people to thrive in the places we call home.

Some results are immediate, and others take time. Our staff is invested in making a long-term change. The work that we do today impacts future generations and the quality of life in rural Iowa.

Know that your donation dollars stay right here in Iowa, working hard for you. If you would like to know more about how we can help or partner with you, call our Decorah office at 563-387-1720 or email

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.