Guide to Cedar Rapids Area Domestic Violence Support Groups and Resources

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that 1 in 3 women will be physically assaulted by an intimate partner at some point in their lives. Also according to the CDC, 48.4% of women have experienced at least one form of psychological aggression by an intimate partner during their lifetime

If you are a survivor of domestic violence, or if you currently feel unsafe in the situation you are in, there are many organizations in the Cedar Rapids area who are there to help. Here is a Guide to Cedar Rapids Area Domestic Violence Support Groups and Resources.

Guide to Cedar Rapids Area Domestic Violence Support Groups and Resources

Waypoint Services

24/7 contact number: 319-363-2093 or 800-208-0388

Waypoint provides many services to victims/survivors of domestic violence. They provide such services such as advocacy, individual counseling, a 24/7 resource and help hotline, housing assistance, and support groups. Currently, they have the following support group in Cedar Rapids:

Cedar Rapids: Finding Your Voice
Tuesdays: 6:30-8:00 p.m. {Be sure to confirm as dates and times are subject to change}
Free childcare available for children birth – 12 years-old
Call Sophie at 319-731-6152 for more information.

Cedar Valley Friends of the Family

24/7 contact number: 319-352-0037 or 800-410-7233

Cedar Valley Friends of the Family serves domestic violence victims/survivors in Allamakee, Buchanan, Clayton, Fayette, Linn, Bremer, Black Hawk, Delaware, Howard, Winneshiek, Benton, Chickasaw, Dubuque, and Jones county. They provide services such as a shelter for survivors of domestic violence who have nowhere else to go, an emergency shelter, housing assistance, and pet fostering for the animals of survivors who may not be able to have shelter for their pets while relocating. The program will also help survivors with connecting with community resources, developing a budget, and helping them restart their lives free of violence.

Deaf Iowans Against Abuse (DIAA)

24/7 V/VP number: 319-531-7719

24/7 Text: 515-661-4051

Email: [email protected]

DIAA is an organization that focuses on helping Deaf, hard of hearing, and Deaf-Blind Iowans who are the victims/survivors of domestic violence. They have multiple crisis hotlines that have different modes of communication to allow for all victims/survivors to be able to connect with resources and advocates. They also provide one on one counseling, and housing advocacy and support. Their advocacy program helps victims/survivors with options and rights regarding legal matters, medical exams and appointments, police and lawyer interviews, and social service systems. They will also help with a multitude of other agencies.

Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP)

24/7 contact number: 800-373-1043

DVIP provides services to victims/survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking and they serve the counties of Johnson, Iowa, Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Lee, Van Buren, and Washington. DVIP provides services to victims/survivors such as advocacy, shelter, pet boarding, and housing assistance. They have been serving Iowa for over 40 years.

Additional Resources

Iowa Protective Order for Domestic Abuse (IPONDA)

24/7 contact number: 888-742-8463

IPONDA is a free, confidential and anonymous information and notification system that tracks the service and expiration of a protective order. IPONDA was created to provide information, notification, and peace of mind for petitioners who wish to know when their protective order is served or about to expire.

Iowa Victim Information & Notification Everyday (IowaVINE)

1-888-7-IAVINE

IowaVINE is a free and anonymous telephone service that provides victims of crime two important features: information and notification.

Across the state, crime victims and other concerned parties 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 who is trained in victim services.

Do you know of any other Cedar Rapids Area Domestic Violence Support Groups or Resources? If so, please email us at info(at)crmoms.com to let us know!


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Courtney likes to describe herself as a lover of lists and post-its, all things nerdy, and as an all-around pretty awesome person. She lives in Marion with her husband, Jon, their two sons, and their two crazy cats. Both of her boys are rainbow babies, with Everett arriving in December 2013, and Hendrix in March 2016. Courtney is a Penn State graduate, and currently works as a team lead for a state agency. Aside from attempting to be successful at this parenting thing, she likes to go on adventures with her family that includes trying out all the local parks and ice cream stops. Courtney also likes to binge watch Netflix, attempt all things from Pinterest, and can be occasionally be found on her couch doing both