Additional Resources

Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault 

The Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA) connects sexual assault agencies across the state and helps provide resources, tools, and training to advocates who serve survivors of sexual violence. Their mission is to unite people and organizations to promote a society free from sexual violence and meet the diverse needs of survivors.

 

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence seeks to engage all people in a movement to change the social and political systems that perpetuate violence against women through education, outreach, and quality services.

 

Iowa Victim Information and Notification Everyday 

Iowa Victim Information & Notification Everyday (IowaVINE) is a crime victim information and notification system that tracks criminals who have been arrested by law enforcement or convicted by the justice system.  The service uses computer and telephone technology to automatically notify crime victims and interested parties about changes in an offender’s custody status.  IowaVINE provides information about an offender’s apprehension, transfer, release, escape, or death.

 

Iowa Protective Order Notification for Domestic Abuse Program

The Iowa Protective Order Notification for Domestic Abuse Program (IPONDA) is a free and confidential telephone service that provides victims of domestic violence, stalking, harassment, and sexual assault access to timely and reliable information about the service status of their protective order or no-contact order.

 

Iowa Affirmation and Resources Chat 

Iowa Affirmation and Resources Chat (IowaARCh) is a safe & supportive space for survivors of abuse, stalking, and sexual violence in Iowa, and their loved ones. They offer real-time, online, text-based support and referrals in multiple languages.

 

Culturally Specific Programs 

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.

 

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/or stalking. All services are free and confidential.

 

Meskwaki Victim Services

The mission of the Meskwaki Victim Service Program is to promote a systematic response that holds offenders accountable and fosters a community sensitive to the needs of domestic violence & sexual assault survivors. This will be accomplished through the collaborative and coordinated multidisciplinary response of the agencies and organizations that work with Native American DV/SA survivors and their families.

 

Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa

Our mission is to end all forms of gender-based violence and build healthy communities through transformative justice and social change. We serve all 99 counties in Iowa, and all services are both free and confidential. Our programs include direct services, community outreach and education, violence prevention and technical assistance.

 

NISAA

Nisaa African Family Service’s 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.

 

Transformative Healing

They provide direct services and advocacy, prevention and outreach, as well as statewide training and technical assistance to  any agencies, groups, or organizations looking to expand knowledge and skills in working with LGBTQIA communities.