Community Resources

Friends of the Family
Friends of the Family provides safe shelter and housing assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the following Iowa counties: Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Howard, Jones, Linn and Winneshiek. Contact Friends of the Family at 1.800.410.7233 or 319.352.0037 to inquire about services.

Helping Services of Northeast Iowa
Helping Services of Northeast Iowa provides Domestic Abuse Advocacy and Family Support to individuals, families, and communities in the following counties: Howard, Chickasaw, Bremer, Winneshiek, Fayette, Alamakee, Clayton, Delaware and Dubuque Counties. Contact Helping Services by phone at 800.383.2988 or by email at abuse@helpingservices.org.

Amani Community Services 
Amani Community Services is a culturally specific domestic violence and sexual assault agency serving African Americans in Black Hawk and Linn Counties. Staff provide counseling, outreach services, personal advocacy, legal advocacy, children’s programming, and information and referrals. Contact Amani Community Services at 319.232.5660 for more information.

Deaf Iowans Against Abuse (DIAA)
DIAA provides support services to help Deaf victims and their families deal with the trauma of domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence, bullying, and stalking. All services are free and confidential. Their mission is to cultivate a safe, informed, and empowered community for Deaf individuals, those with any type of hearing loss, and their families, by providing culturally competent and fully accessible services, advocacy, and education. Contact DIAA at 319.531.7719 for more information.

Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity (formerly Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa)
Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity provides services to victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities in Iowa. Monsoon’s mission is to end all forms of gender-based violence and build healthy communities through transformative justice and social change. The organization serves all 99 counties in Iowa. Monsoon’s programs include direct services, community outreach and education, violence prevention, and technical assistance. Monsoon has two offices: in Des Moines and in Iowa City. All staff members are multilingual and together speak 14 languages. Contact Monsoon at 515.288.0881 for more information.

Nisaa African Family Service
Nissaa African Family Services' mission is to end domestic violence and sexual assault in African Immigrants and Refugee communities by promoting social, economic and political self-determination of all women; it seeks to build healthy communities through transformative justice and social change. Nissa has offices in Des Moines and Iowa City providing community outreach and education, direct services, and youth programs.  Contact 319.338.7617 for more information.

State and national resources:

·       Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

·       National Network to End Domestic Violence

·       National Stalking Resource Center

·       National Center on Sexual and Domestic Violence

·       National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women

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