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who we are

Waypoint inspires thousands of people to move forward each year by:

  • Supporting over 3,000 individuals through Rapid Re-Housing and Homeless Diversion/Eviction Prevention to obtain permanent housing.
  • Connecting over 13,700 people experiencing housing crises with the best-fit housing interventions and resources through Coordinated Entry.
  • Empowering over 2,200 survivors of domestic violence through advocacy, safety planning, and support
  • Answering the Domestic Violence Resource & Support Line nearly 8,000 times
  • Providing high-quality child care to nearly 200 children (weekly average), over 30% of them are on financial assistance through the Department of Human Services or Waypoint’s Family Support Program

The above impact statistics are based on Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022- June 30, 2023). See more statistics and learn about the many ways Waypoint is inspiring people to move forward here.

At Waypoint, we believe that:

  • Everyone deserves a safe place to sleep at night
  • No one should have to endure violence
  • Everyone deserves a happy, healthy relationship
  • And every child should have access to high quality education and care.

Waypoint strives to provide the best quality support to everyone by living our values every day. Waypoint's values are HOPE:

  • Have Compassion
  • Instill Ownership
  • Empower People
  • Embrace Diversity 

Our Programs

Waypoint offers the following programs:

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Housing Services             

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

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Domestic Violence Victim Services

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

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KidsPoint Child Care Program

Providing high-quality education to over 300 children, ages 5 weeks through 12 years old, and offering financial assistance and support 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 crime, such as kidnapping, robbery, and attempted murder - the Survivors’ Program is here to help

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Make a Difference

Get involved at Waypoint through the following ways:


Become a Volunteer

Share your time to help move people forward.


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Make a Donation

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

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Attend an Event

Show your support by attending an event!

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Join 1911 Society

Membership ensures Waypoint's financial stablity.

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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