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       Heartland Assistance Programs

"...Imagine what would happen if churches were equipped to effectively serve as front doors to mental health care?"

- Matthew Stanford, PhD., Grace For The Afflicted

Heartland Assistance Programs (HAP)


What is HAP - HAP is a partnership program that aims to provide your organization with psychological services that can be tailored to the needs of your employees or those you service.

HAP Mission - To provide professional counseling resources to the local community.  We believe that in doing so, those around us will be empowered to address mental health needs within their own circles.

Membership Fees - Please give our office a call to discuss applicable fees.  All treatment services remain confidential.  


Scope of Services Within HAP Program:

Personal Mental Health Liaison - A Heartland Christian Counseling clinician will be assigned to your organization to provide mental health consultation to staff in addressing concerns that may arise.

Three Professional Presentations/Trainings - HAP members can work with their liaison to coordinate and schedule up to 3 mental health presentations.  As an organization you would be granted the option of selecting the topic of the presentation and scheduling the date.

Referral Information - HAP members will receive information to guide them in providing resources to the congregation for mental health services including crisis services, substance abuse recovery services, local support groups, etc.


How to Enroll into HAP

Step 1 - Identify the mental health needs within your organization.  Review the information on this page to determine if HAP would be beneficial to your organization.

​Step 2 - Contact Heartland to request a meet and greet (optional) with your potential Heartland liaison.  Our liaison will reach out to you directly to set up a meet and greet.

Step 3 - If your facility wants to proceed, notify the Heartland liaison.  A one hour meeting will then be scheduled between the liaison and representative of your facility's leadership.  During this meeting the HAP contract will be reviewed and tailored to the needs of your organization.

Additional Resources on HAP

Check out our powerpoint from our 2019 Pastors Lunch and Learn.  Below are some additional printable resources for more information on HAP.

Pastoral Lunch & Learn Presentation ​

Frequently Asked Questions

HAP Contract (Click for online form)

HAP Referral Form  (Click for online form)

When enrolling in one of our Assistance Programs, you will be directed to our HAP liason.  Contact us at 641 628 9599 if you would like more information on our Heartland Assistance Programs.

We Have Four Types of Assistance Programs.

1.  Church Assistance Program (CAP)

Information in addition to that in the first section:


  • Sevices include marital counseling, individual and family sessions. 

  • One Sunday On-site - HCC will provide expertise and staff for a mental health Sunday.  CAP members can decide the format.  Examples include: A booth with information, a special morning class, a full Sunday service to include worship and a speaker.

2.  School Assistance Program (SAP)

  • Heartland Christian Counseling contracts with Pella Christian Grade School, Pella Chrisitan High School and Des Moines Christian Schools to give students access to counseling at no cost. 

  • Students and employees from these schools may have three free counseling sessions per the contract.  If the client wishes to continue counseling after three sessions, Heartland will bill his or her private insurance. 

  • To inquire further about SAP contracts, please call the Pella office at 641 628 9599 or the Des Moines office at 515 331 0303.

3.  Employee Assisstance Program (EAP)

  • Heartland Christian Counseling contracts with local businesses to give the business employees free therapy sessions.

  • To inquire about contracting with Heartland or using the free EAP sessions, call our Pella office at 641 628 9599 or our Des Moines office at 515 331 0303.

4.  Ministry Assistance Program (MAP)

  • Heartland Christian Counseling contracts with local ministry organizations to connect ministry employees and those who utilize their services to our facility.  

  • For more information about which ministries we contract with, call the Pella office at 641 628 9599 or the Des Moines office at 515 331 0303.

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