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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.

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    Should You Change Your Social Security Number?

    A social security attorney explains the pros and cons.

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    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month at DVIP and we have many events to commemorate the occasion.  Domestic Violence Awareness Month began in 1981 as a way to connect those who worked tirelessly to end the suffering of women and children in abusive situations.  The “Day of Unity” evolved into a week devoted to activities on the local, state, and national level.  By 1989, congress had enacted a law declaring October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” (source: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence).  Following that tradition, please see our calendar for a full list of activities we are hosting throughout our service area this month.

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    Join us TONIGHT at Raygun in Iowa City (103 E. College St) from 5-7 to kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month!  Limited Edition t-shirts will be available for purchase.  Thank you to RAYGUNshirts and Jonnie Five Apparel for your support!  Wear a t-shirt when you support DVIP at our other upcoming Domestic Violence Awareness Month events.  Click HERE to see the full schedule.

"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.

24 Hour Hotline


All services free and confidential

Serving Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Iowa, Johnson, Lee, Van Buren & Washington counties

1105 S Gilbert Court  Iowa City, IA 52240

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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