Humboldt County Supervisors discuss mental health services and funding

Dakota City, IA -At Monday’s Humboldt County Supervisors Meeting, Dawn Mentzer, CEO of Rolling Hills Community Services talked to the Board about mental health services and funding of those services in the region. She gave an update on  the creation of an access center in Sioux City for what Mentzer describes as sub-acute services. Mentzer says that Rolling Hills will expand their transportation services for those needing mental health services in Humboldt County, including getting transportation to Sioux City from the Yes Center in Cherokee and also the Juvenile Detention Center in Eldora. Mentzer says this will take some strain off of law enforcement and hopes this change will be fully implemented starting in July 2022. Mentzer also talked about financing of mental health services in the region.

Humboldt County Supervisor Sandy Loney has been heavily involved in advocating for Mental Health in the region and says she is concerned with a recent law that came into effect that gives the state more power when it comes to allocating funds for mental health.

Humboldt County made the change to Rolling Hills Community Services from County Social Services  human services region in July 2021.