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

Your safety is our top priority and we are here to help you.

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


What in the world is an Advocate?

Victim Advocate.

The name sounded interesting when I saw it on the job listing site, but I had no idea what it meant. To advocate is to….fight for? Speak on behalf of? Defend? Support?

It turns out all were true.

Victim advocates do so much, but because what we do is confidential, most of it goes unnoticed. We walk survivors through the most devastating crises of their lives. We fight for the rights of those who have had their dignity, health, or peace of mind stolen. We explain what to expect, provide resources, and help safety plan. While broken hearts pour out their misery, we[...]