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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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    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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    Pat Meyer Vision Award Recipients Announced

    The Johnson County Coalition Against Domestic Violence will hold an event to honor Pat Meyer Vision Award Recipients Investigator Scott Stevens and area Hy-Vees.

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    Holiday at Heart 2015

    This year’s Holiday at Heart Auction will begin on Sunday, November 22 and run through December 8, 2015. Many local businesses have come together to donate many great items! We hope to raise fund to support our programming that assists victims of Domestic Violence. Interested in becoming a donor to the auction! It isn’t too late—we will be adding things until the last moment! Email dvip@dvipiowa.org for more information.

    Thank you to our many generous donors!

"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. Winter coats, all sizes
3. Snow pants and snow boots
4. Women's underwear sized 7-10
5. Luster’s Pink Oil Moisturizer and B&B Hair Oil
6. Silverware
7. Pull-ups
8. Deodorant
9. Overnight bags and luggage
10. Laundry detergent