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Our highly-trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

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Programs and Shelters through the state are available to help.  Click here to find your local program and shelter.

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Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you’re afraid your internet/computer usage might be monitored, please use a safer computer, call the Iowa Domestic Violence Helpline.

About Us

Iowa Victim Service Call Center, a statewide domestic violence call center, began taking its first calls on October 1, 2015.  The call center, a product of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  All services provided are completely free and confidential. It will be a great resource for victims and survivors, as well as an asset to the state.    

Several things took place leading up to this launch.  The first of which was determining a need for the call center.  The Iowa Attorney General’s Crime Victim Assistance Division put together a committee to study the needs of Iowa victims and survivors. Upon the conclusion of these studies, recommendations were established.  Agencies were given the opportunity to submit proposals in an attempt to secure the contract to develop and operate the new domestic violence call center.  Shari Kastein, Executive Director at Family Crisis Centers, submitted the chosen proposal.




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A Letter to Victims of Sexual Assault

Whatever happened to you, however long ago or recent it was, I want you to know it was not your fault. Whether you were a child, in a short skirt, or drunk out of your mind – it was not your fault. It doesn’t matter if you were flirting, or willing to “make out” – the second you felt uncomfortable or said, “no,” it should’ve stopped there. Even if you didn’t out-right say, “no,” this shouldn’t have happened to you. The absence of “no” is not a yes.

You might be thinking that you could have done something[...]