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Inspiring People
to Move Forward

For 130 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 housing instability, 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 community violence, homelessness, and child care



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



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



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



individuals impacted by homicide or violent crime received advocacy, resources, and support.

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 services for those impacted by violence, a housing instability, and poverty or needing access to quality, affordable child care

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Domestic Violence Victim Services

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

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Housing Services

A network of services including Coordinated Entry, Rapid Re-Housing, and Homeless Prevention which provide solutions to housing instability and homelessness and help households find affordable housing

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KidsPoint Child Care Program

Providing high-quality education to children ages 5 weeks through 12 years old daily and offering tuition assistance and supportive services for families with needs 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 crimes, such as kidnapping, robbery, and attempted murder

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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


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