The Eastern Iowa Biblical Counseling Coalition (EIBCC) exists to equip the body of Christ through conferences, retreats, meetings, educational resources and on-site training for the glory of God and the furtherance of His kingdom.
Journey Counseling Services (JCS) is a ministry that serves women, children, and couples. Counseling is provided by Licensed Mental Health Counselors with a combined experience of over 30 years. A biblical, solution-focused approach to counseling is used with a focus on helping clients to see themselves and their circumstances through God’s eyes. Counseling is focused on the here and now and driven by goals which are set in a collaborative process between client and counselor. Hope and compassion are the hallmarks of the counseling relationship at JCS.
Safe Families for Children creates an extended family–like supports for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by faith to keep children safe and keep families intact. There are several families at Grace that participate in Safe Families by hosting children and being a family friend. Find out how you can be involved in Safe Families here.
The mission of the Crisis center is to provide basic emotional and materials support through trained volunteers and staff in an accessible, non-judgmental, and caring environment. We partner with the Johnson County Crisis Center through our Counseling Ministry.
The Iowa City Shelter House is a non-profit organization that has provided housing and supportive services to the homeless of Southeast Iowa since 1983. It is Johnson County’s only general use homeless shelter, providing transitional shelter to men, women and children, including the disabled and elderly. Their mission is to provide shelter, basic and transitional resources, while encouraging self-sufficiency, to any person in our community who is homeless.
Opportunities to directly volunteer are varied so contact them for specifics if you want to venture beyond the two suggested below.
- There are always needs for specific types of donated items used by those staying at the shelter. There is an updated list on their web.
- Another ongoing need is providing an evening meal to the residences. They serve 30-40 homeless men, women and children every night. How to sign up with specific instructions is also located on their website.