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With the rise in COVID cases across the state, including Linn and Polk Counties, we are committed to being consistent—even if the decision is difficult—and putting the health and safety of our communities first. As a result, Interfaith Alliance of Iowa has moved Intersections (partnered with Crossroads) to virtual presentations for the foreseeable future. Thank you for understanding and please stay safe and well.

Mental Health Access Center:How we got here and what we’re doing
Erin Foster, Mental Health Access Center Director for Linn County
Friday, NOVEMBER 5
12:00 - 1:00 pm
** virtual **

Erin Foster
Mental Health Access Center Director for Linn County

The Linn County Mental Health Access Center has been in the planning stage for the last 6.5 years and has now opened their doors. Learn about what a Mental Health Access Center is and how it will impact the community moving forward.

After registering and prior to the event, you will receive an email containing information about joining the meeting.

ABOUT OUR PRESENTER: Erin Foster graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology in 2007. After graduation Erin was employed by the Area Substance Abuse Council as a Prevention Specialist. In 2013, she became the Director of Prevention for Linn, Benton, and Jones County. While at ASAC, Erin worked on community policy as well as provided trainings to businesses, schools, and the community on topics such as effective substance use prevention related strategies, Emerging Drug Trends, and specific opioid related topics including Naloxone use.

In December of 2019, Erin left ASAC and started her current role as the Mental Health Access Center Director for Linn County. She provides leadership in the implementation and coordination of services for people with urgent or crisis behavioral health needs including both mental health and substance use disorder crises.

Erin believes the Mental Health Access Center will write a new story for the community by providing both services, in tandem, for those in need.

Intersections is a monthly gathering of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. Crossroads gathers monthly in Des Moines.