RESOURCES

911 Phones Available. Please Call 1-800-464-8340.

Ottumwa Crisis Center & Women’s Shelter:

The CCWS does not discriminate on basis of race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, gender, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or delivery of services.

Toll-Free: 1-800-464-8340 | help@ottumwacrisiscenter.com

 

Crisis Intervention Services:

Crisis Intervention Services provides support and empowerment to victims of sexual assault in Appanoose, Davis, Jasper, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion, Monroe, Poweshiek, Wapello and Wayne counties in Iowa.

Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1-800-270-1620

 

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV):

ICADV Legal Clinic Provides the following services to victims of Domestic Violence

  • Immigration Law
  • Family law
  • Protection orders
  • Housing and economic justice

They only accepts cases from victims and survivors of domestic violence. The legal clinic takes several factors into consideration when accepting a new client, including but not limited to, financial hardship, safety concerns, and children at risk and/or case/staff capacity. Contact the Legal clinic at 515-244-8028, you can also email them at icadv@icadv.org. If you are working with an advocate they can help you fill out the intake paperwork and submit it to their office. www.icadv.org

 

THE IOWA ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICE OFFERS SEVERAL PROGRAMS INCLUDING:

Crime Victim Compensation Program:

The program helps victims with certain out-of-pocket expenses related to injuries from violent crime. The program pays for crime-related expenses such as medical care, counseling, lost wages, and funeral expenses (when costs are not covered by insurance or other sources).  The program can also pay for crime-scene clean-up, replacement of clothing held as evidence, replacement of security items, child or dependent care, housing/shelter expenses, relocation expenses and travel. Toll-Free: 800-373-5044 | www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov/for-crime-victims/crime-victim-compensation-program/

 

Iowa Victim Information & Notification Everyday (IowaVINE):

Iowa Victim Information & Notification Everyday (IowaVINE) is a free and anonymous telephone service that provides victims of crime an information and notification system that tracks criminals who have been arrested by law enforcement or convicted by the justice system. Victims of crime and the general public can use IowaVINE for access to timely and reliable information about the custody status of an offender.  Victims can receive automated notification by telephone, the Internet, or email 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. By telephone, victims can always contact a live operator at 1-888-7-IAVINE (1-888-742-8463) who is trained in victim services. You can also go to www.vinelink.com to get offender custody status and location information online.

 

Iowa Protective Orders for Domestic Abuse (IPONDA):

IPONDA is a free, confidential and anonymous information and notification system that tracks the service and expiration of a protective order. IPONDA uses computer and telephone technology to automatically notify petitioners when their protective order has been served on the respondent and 30 days prior to protective order or no-contact order expiration. You can register to receive telephone and/or email notifications from IPONDA on your protective order or no contact order. For information or to register, call the IPONDA toll-free line at 1-888-7-IAVINE (1-888-742-8463), or go to www.registervpo.com. Once a protective order is served or about to expire, IPONDA will automatically call or email you at the number or address provided.

 

Safe At Home:

Is a program of the Iowa Secretary of State for Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, stalking, and other violent crimes. This allows victims to have a substitute address, mail forwarding service, confidential voter registration and absentee voting. The participants’ first-class, legal, certified mail, prescriptions and government packages arrive at a substitute address and are then forwarded to the victim’s confidential address. Email: SafeAtHome@iowa.gov | safeathome.iowa.gov

 

Iowa Legal Aid (ILA):

Is a non-profit organization that provides free civil legal services to qualified low income Iowans. There are many areas that ILA offers assistance with including; Protective orders for victims of domestic violence, divorce, custody, visitation and human trafficking & exploitation. Local Iowa Legal Aid Office: 1-800-532-1275 | www.iowalegalaid.org

 

Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA):

IowaCASA focuses on improving the programs and services available to sexual assault survivors and supporting communities to prevent sexual violence before it occurs.  515-244-742 | www.iowacasa.org/

 

Iowa Affirmation & Resources Chat (IowaARCh):

ARCh’s mission is to provide a safe and supportive online place for all victims of abuse, stalking and sexual violence. ARCH offers real-time online, text-based support and referrals in multiple languages. If you are not ready to chat with an advocate, you can also access their resource section. www.iowaarch.org

 

Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa:

Serves victims / survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities in Iowa. Monsoon’s mission is to end all forms of gender-based violence and build healthy communities through transformative justice and social change. The organization serves all 99 counties in the state. Monsoon’s programs include direct services, community outreach and education. 24-hour Helpline: 866.881.4641 | muawi.org

 

Alianza:

Alianza was established as one of three domestic violence “Cultural Institutes” which addresses the needs of Latino/a families and communities who are dealing with domestic violence. For more information contact: info@dvalianza.org | dvalianza.org

 

African Women’s Project (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. Helpline 1-866-881-4641 | nisaa-afs.org/about-nisaa/africans-in-iowa

 

Transformative Healing:

Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA) Provides direct services, 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. Phone: 515-850-8081 | www.thiowa.org/mail | thiowa14@gmail.com

 

Abused Deaf Women Advocacy Services:

Email: hotline@adwas.org
Videophone: 1 (206) 812-1001
Hearing advocates at the National Domestic Violence Hotline are on duty 24 hours.
TTY: 1 (800) 787-3224
Voice: 1 (800) 799-7233
adwas.org

 

National Center for Victims of Crime:

The National Center for Victims of Crime is a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims’ rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims’ issues. victimsofcrime.org

 

Stalking Resource Center:

Is a part of the National Center for Victims of Crime. It provides victims of stalking information on many areas of stalking including: stalking safety plans, stalking logs and laws victimsofcrime.org

 

Other websites that provide information on Harassment and Stalking:

Harassment: Stop Street Harassment: www.stopstreetharassment.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/SSH-KYR-Iowa.pdf

Stalking: Stalking Brochure from Iowa attorney General’s office: www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov/media/cms/Stalking_F7FB84E11E705.pdf

Stalking Laws: statelaws.findlaw.com/iowa-law/iowa-stalking-laws.html

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