Anyone who has been affected by domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking, homicide and any other violent crime.

We are here for you and we believe you. We want to restore hope, safety, and freedom from violence by providing 24/7 support and statewide resources.

Professional Staff

All advocates have been through extensive training to best serve each caller individually.

Compassionate & Confidential

We believe you and are here to support you. You don't need to disclose anything you aren't comfortable with.

24/7 Helpline

Trained advocates are available to take your calls 24/7 at 1.800.770.1650 or text ‘IOWAHELP’ to 20121.

How you can restore hope and safety for others


Trauma After A Sexual Assault

If you talk to someone who has never been sexually assaulted, they might tell you to get over it. If you talk to someone who doesn't understand trauma, they won't know why you're still "stuck on it."

If you talk to someone who is trauma-informed, they get it. They will listen to you and sympathize with your pain and struggle. Because they understand the awful reality of trauma, they won't ask you to "move on." They won't accuse you of "asking for it" or making a big deal out of nothing. Sexual assault doesn't just ruin your day; it isn't a setback or something to simply "get over." It[...]