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Inspiring People
to Move Forward

For over 125 years, Waypoint has existed as a vital community resource for individuals in crisis.

What We Do

Helping individuals move forward in their lives

Over the years, Waypoint's services have evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of individuals, children, and families. Today, Waypoint offers a variety of proactive services and resources for those experiencing homelessness, poverty, or violence or needing access to quality, affordable child care.

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Who We Are

A history of helping

Since 1894, Waypoint has devotedly worked to improve the lives of those in need. Beginning with its birth as the Cedar Rapids chapter of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), Waypoint has specialized in empowering area women to improve their lives.

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Our Impact

Making meaningful strides in domestic violence, homelessness, and child care



individuals were supported with finding an open shelter bed or other housing options through the Centralized Intake Program.



of children who exited a KidsPoint Learning Center & Preschool were developmentally on track for kindergarten.



victims/survivors of domestic violence received advocacy, safety planning, counseling, and support.



of victims/survivors reported feeling safer after working with a Waypoint Victim Advocate.

You Can Help

Help our cause today

"It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving."
-Mother Teresa

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Make a Donation

Provide a monetary or in-kind donation to change a life.

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Become a Volunteer

Share your time to help move people forward.


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Attend an Event

Show your support by attending an event!

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Join the 1911 Society

Membership ensures Waypoint's financial stablity.

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What We Do

Providing domestic violence, housing, and child care services

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Domestic Violence Victim Services

Empowering victims and survivors through advocacy, safety planning, information, support groups, and a 24/7 Resource and Support Line and educating the community about domestic and dating violence

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Housing & Homeless Services

A network of services including Madge Phillips Center Shelter, Centralized Intake, Coordinated Entry, Rapid Re-Housing, and Homeless Prevention which provide solutions to homelessness and finding affordable housing

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KidsPoint Child Care Program

Providing high-quality education to over 500 children, ages 5 weeks through 12 years old, and offering a Family Support Program for families with needs, such as financial assistance, outside of the scope of the classroom

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Survivors' Program

Advocating for individuals who have lost a family member or friend to homicide or vehicular homicide and supporting those impacted by violent felony crime, such as kidnapping, robbery, and attempted murder, The Survivors’ Program is here to help.

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We're Here for you

For over 125 years, Waypoint has existed as a vital community resource for individuals in need.

Domestic Violence Resource & Support Line

800.208.0388 -or- 319.363.2093

Housing Services

319.366.7999 -or- 1.833.739.0065

KidsPoint Child Care


Survivors' Program


Contact Waypoint

318 5th St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401