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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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About Us

Iowa Domestic Violence Helpline, 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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