POLK COUNTY CRISIS AND ADVOCACY SERVICES is a division of the Polk County Department of Community, Family and Youth Services that provides assistance to victims of crimes and includes the following programs: Violent/Personal Crime Assistance Program; Rape/Sexual Assault Care Center; Child Sexual Abuse Resource Coalition (C-SARC); Intra-Family Sexua...
CRISIS INTERVENTION & ADVOCACY CENTER services range from crisis intervention counseling, legal, medical and/or personal advocacy, safe shelter and safety planning, transitional and emergency housing, community education and outreach. CIAC staff and volunteers will travel to meet victims in order to accommodate their needs. Advocacy is provided wit...
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Crime victim support message boards provide crime victims a safe, web-based support service that allows them to share their feelings. These messages are also used during the Offenders/Victims Impact Classes. Empathy and life skills classes available for offenders.
Crime prevention information.
Family violence crisis line provides support 24/7.
Protection order assistance, criminal justice/legal advocacy, and medical advocacy.
Peer support groups.
Counseling or counseling referrals for survivors of domestic violen...
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As of 3/17/20, our building will be closed to visitors through the end of March, and possibly longer, in order to do our part for the community wide health efforts. This includes The Daisy shop. We also will not be accepting donations during this ti...
Crisis intervention services and an emergency confidential domestic violence shelter..
Residential shelter for up to 24 abused women and their children.
Agency: Crisis Center, Inc.
Services for domestic violence clients include:
Agency: Heartland Family Service
Domestic violence and sexual assault services including emergency shelter and transitional living arrangements, support groups, counseling, life skills training, children's group, food, clothing, personal items, medical and legal advocacy, and therapy.
Agency: Southwest Iowa Holly's Hope
Support group meets to talk about issues including substance abuse, ongoing violence, or issues with the abuser, children, housing, work, etc. Each member is given a journal and given affirmations that they are encouraged to select from to focus on during the intervening weeks.
Domestic violence hotline available 24 hours.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES (formerly know as the FAMILY VIOLENCE CENTER) provides comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence. Services include shelters for those affected by domestic violence and Outreach Services. Shelter location is confidential and not available to the general public. Outreach Services include counseling, court assi...
ACCESS provides free and confidential support to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and homicide or other violent crimes. ACCESS advocates meet with clients where the client is in Boone, Greene, Marshall, Story, and Tama counties.
Provides a 24 hour crisis line for victims (men, women, children) of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. Individual counseling, support groups, court advocacy, safety planning, community groups, referrals and domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy training.
Agency: Exhale Project, The
Offers Trauma informed yoga for survivors of sexual violence and other traumas. Provides a safe space where survivors can find healing and/or tools to manage symptoms of trauma. Non offending family/friends and social service providers may also attend.
Agency: DOVES Program, The
Services for victims of domestic, dating, sexual violence, and stalking.
Agency: Rape/Domestic Abuse Program
Emergency shelter available short term to survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault.
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