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Outside The Box

Supporting Service Members and Veterans in Iowa

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Upcoming Groups

All groups are anonymous

Refreshments provided

Combat Vet Group (On hold until more people sign up!)

Who: Combat Vets

What: Peer Support Group

When: Mondays at 7 PM

Where: Johnston Office

OTB Check-in

Who: Active Duty and Vets

What: Peer Support Group

When: Monday & Wednesday at 5:30-6:30 PM

Where: Johnston Office

Outside The Bottle

Who: Open to the Public

What: A.A. Meeting

When: Wednesdays at 7 PM

Where: Johnston Office

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About Us

Outside The Box coordinates peer-to-peer support groups, connects service members and veterans with local mental health resources, and provides grants for mental health treatment and addiction recovery services. Our commitment is to provide a safe space for sharing, listening, learning, and supporting Service Members and Veterans.

Our mission is to create a safe place to drop your ruck, no matter your burdens, in the company of other Service Members and Veterans.

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Support Us

In order to keep helping service members, Outside The Box is dependent on funding and donations. Even small contributions go a long way by giving us the chance to expand our service offerings. If you believe in our mission, please consider donating today. Every contribution makes a difference.

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What We Offer

Peer support groups

Our support groups meet throughout the week at Outside The Box. We use this time to discuss our struggles, concerns, accomplishments, addiction, recovery, and anything on our minds that week. We welcome all service members and veterans. Food and refreshments are provided.

Mental Health Treatment

We work with local providers to create partnerships that provide service members and veterans with counseling or therapy at no cost. We also provide grants when no local partners are available.

Addiction and Recovery Services

We provide grants for detox, treatment, and recovery to service members and veterans who are struggling with addiction.

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Contact Us

5525 Merle Hay Road, Suite 265
Johnston, Iowa 50131


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Our Donors

Thank you to our generous donors and partners

Diamond Donors ($5,000+)

The Estate of John Schweers

Platinum Donors ($1,000 - $4,999)

Sweet Oaks Bakery and Bistro

Servpro of Ames and Marshalltown

DLQ Building & Construction

Jostens - Bethany Woodbury

Andrew & Kathy Graham

Debb & Josh Hveem

Maria Andrews

Gold Donors ($500 - $999)
TaxPlus, LLC

Silver Donors ($200 - $499)

Iowa Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Karol Armentrout

Mike Johnson

Bronze Donors ($50 - $199)

Marty Hupp

Edna Todd

Chief Ken Pilch

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