Project Recovery Iowa


Project Recovery Iowa assists individuals and communities in recovering from the challenging effects of disaster through the provision of community-based outreach and counseling services.  The goals of the program are to:


Project Recovery Iowa is a FEMA funded grant administered through the Iowa Department of Human Services.  The Department of Human Services has contracted with Heartland Family Services, Waubonsie Mental Health Center and Iowa State University’s Iowa Concern line to operate Project Recovery Iowa services.


If you would like materials to give to your population base, make referrals to the program and know of people who would benefit from these services, please contact Project Recovery Iowa via the Iowa Concern line by calling 800-447-1985.  The website for additional information is .  Please feel free to include this as a link on your website or through your social media venues.


If you have questions please contact Karen Hyatt at 515-281-3128 (Grant Administrator) , Mary Anne Gibson at 712-543-7232 (Fremont and Mills) or Mary O’Neil at 712-325-5606 (Harrison, Monona and Pottawattamie)


Karen Hyatt
Emergency Mental Health Specialist
Iowa Department of Human Services
Division of Mental Health and Disability Services
Hoover State Office Building
1305 East Walnut Street
Des Moines, Iowa  50319

515-281-3128 direct line
515-242-6036 FAX
515-778-8993 cell