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    When Children Experience Trauma

    The after-effects of violence and stress in kids could be mistaken for ADHD.

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    Violence In The Corridor

    Small town Iowa has always been synonymous with safe homes, but 6 of the past 11 domestic homicides in Iowa have been in the Eastern Iowa 380 Corridor.

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    No Room at the Shelter, Now What?

    Imagine fleeing an abusive partner only to be turned away at your local shelter due to lack of space. According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), more than 167,000 requests for emergency shelter by domestic violence survivors went unmet during one fiscal year. At the same time, some 1 million other requests for shelter were fulfilled. In other words, for every six requests that were fulfilled, one was not.

"Safety and dignity. A promise we must keep."


The Mission of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program is to provide comprehensive support and advocacy services to victim/survivors, focusing on immediate and long-term safety, empowerment, dignity, and hope.


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, contact DVIP’s Volunteer Coordinator for more information at
319.351.1043 or submit a Volunteer Application.

Top Ten Things We Need

1. Twin sheets fitted and flat
2. Hand soap
3. Sandwich and quart sized bags
4. Women's underwear sized 7-10
5. Luster’s Pink Oil Moisturizer and B&B Hair Oil
6. Silverware
7. Size 4-6 diapers
8. Deodorant
9. Overnight bags and luggage
10. Laundry detergent