Gold Certified START Program Seal featuring the start logo in the middle and a bottom gold ribbon reading "certified"
I-START is a Certified START Program

I-START provides prevention and intervention services to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) and mental health needs through crisis response, training, consultation, and outreach. I-START uses evidence based practices to help support service teams who serve individuals with IDD. I-START’s goal is to help individuals remain in their home or community placement. I-START is offered to individuals residing in the following Mental Health Disability Service Region at no cost to the person or provider: County Social Services, Rolling Hills, East Central Region. Referrals call 641.525.0401 or email

Region 1 Counties: Lyon Osceola Dickinson Emmet Kossuth Winnebago Worth Sioux O’Brien Clay Palo Alto Plymouth Cherokee Buena Vista Pocahontas Humboldt Woodbury Ida Sac Calhoun Monona Crawford Carroll Harrison Shelby Pottawattamie Cass Mills Montgomery Fremont Page

Region 2 Counties: Mitchell Howard Winneshiek Allamakee Hancock Cerro Gordo Floyd Chickasaw Fayette Clayton Wright Franklin Butler Webster Hamilton Hardin Grundy Black Hawk Green Boone Story Marshall Tama Audubon Guthrie Dallas Jasper Poweshiek Madison Warren

Region 3 Counties: Bremer Buchanan Delaware Dubuque Benton Linn Jones Jackson Iowa Johnson Cedar Clinton Muscatine Scott

Region 4 Counties:  Polk Adar Lee Marion Mahaska Keokuk Washington Louisa Adams Union Clarke Lucas Monroe Wapello Jefferson Henry Des Moines Taylor Ringgold Decatur Wayne Appanoose Davis Van Buren