Allstate Foundation Provides Grant that Empowers Financial Future for Iowa Survivors

Allstate Foundation Provides Grant that Empowers Financial Future for Iowa Survivors

Many domestic violence victim service providers are expecting an increase in need for their services as COVID-19 continues to impact communities across the country. As businesses closed and stay-at-home orders were put in place, survivors of domestic violence faced a heightened risk of abuse if they were at home with their abuser and increased financial difficulties as many people were forced to apply for unemployment.

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The COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 health crisis has had a devastating impact across the country, including right here in our own community. As businesses closed and shelter-in-place orders were put into place, individuals and families struggled to adjust to the new normal. The individuals and families Waypoint serves were hit even harder as they worked to navigate homelessness, domestic violence, and poverty now intensified by unemployment, health concerns, and social isolation. Please read below to see how COVID-19 affected our programs.

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April is Volunteer Appreciation Month

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month

April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, which is truly a time to celebrate all the incredible individuals and groups who make an impact at Waypoint. Especially during times of crisis and uncertainty, which we are all facing now due to the spread of COVID-19 across the country and in our community, volunteers are now more important than ever and even more deserving of recognition. While we can’t recognize our volunteers in a traditional way, we are doing our best to send our love and support virtually as we patiently wait for the day that we can all be together again.

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Tribute Honor Society Provides Hope to Waypoint Clients Working to Move Forward

Tribute Honor Society Provides Hope to Waypoint Clients Working to Move Forward

Scholarships were provided to three women utilizing Waypoint's programs to support their career development, child care tuition, and basic needs with funds from the 2020 Tribute Honor Society.

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Celebrating 125 Years Serving the Community We Call Home

Celebrating 125 Years Serving the Community We Call Home

Waypoint spent 2019 celebrating 125 years of working to improve the lives of those in need in the community. With a long history beginning as the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), Waypoint continues to focus on providing life-changing resources and services to community members experiencing poverty, homelessness, and domestic violence. While the mission of “inspiring people to move forward” has remained a constant, the organization itself has changed drastically over the years.

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Preschool Graduation at KidsPoint Learning Center and Preschool

Preschool Graduation at KidsPoint Learning Center and Preschool

Button up your gown, fix your cap, and secure your tassel because KidsPoint Child Care is celebrating preschool graduation!

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Summer Adventure Day Camp at Waypoint

Summer Adventure Day Camp at Waypoint

KidsPoint Summer Camp is in full swing and the kids are so excited for all of the activities they get to participate in.

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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 & Homeless Services

319.366.7999

KidsPoint Child Care

319.365.1636

Contact Waypoint

318 5th St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

319.365.1458

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