We’re Here to Help
We know our students have a lot going on in their lives and it can be overwhelming to balance it all. Student Outreach and Support (SOS) is here to help! We offer a range of FREE services that support your needs in and out of the classroom.
Mental Health Services
College is stressful for many students, whether or not you have existing mental health concerns. Our mental health practitioners provide free, short-term, confidential counseling to all Iowa Western students. Here are just a few reasons why a student may need support from our mental health services:
- Personal tragedies or events
- Depression, suicidal thoughts, or emotional disturbances
- Homesickness or trouble adjusting to college life
If you are concerned about a student who may need mental health support, please submit a CARE referral.
Rocky’s Emergency Pantry
Almost half of all college students struggle with basic needs, and we know that Iowa Western students are no exception. Rocky’s Emergency Pantry is available for students who need food, personal hygiene, and toiletry items. To learn more about our pantry, or to donate, email [email protected]. Current students can access more information on the SOS page in ROC.
Reiver Relief Fund
We understand that a flat tire, broken bone, or other unexpected expense can be financially and mentally draining. Unfortunately, these things happen and when they do, school is probably the last thing on your mind.
The Reiver Relief Fund (RRF) is available to help you manage unexpected financial burdens that are impacting your ability to be successful. The RRF is only available to students enrolled in the current semester. For information about the RRF, email [email protected] or visit the SOS page in ROC.
Pottawattamie Co. Public Health
Iowa Western has partnered with the Pottawattamie County Department of Public Health to offer free services located on campus in the Student Center on the 2nd floor, room 2036.
Services include but are not limited to the following:
- Vaping and Smoking Cessation tool kits, education, and resources
- Covid-19 vaccines, guidance, test kits, education
- Sexual Health Education, STI/HIV testing/treatment, free safe sex supplies
- Referrals as needed
No appointments needed, walk-ins accepted.
For more questions, please call Rebekkah Reilich at 712.828.2052
Director of Student Outreach & Support
Mental Health Practitioner
Student Care Specialist