In today’s society, domestic violence is widely known to be one of the greatest physical dangers to women. Women, men and children are murdered each year and the risk of child abuse is much greater in households where domestic violence occurs. Responding to domestic violence is critical and requires a community-wide effort. Support for victims of domestic violence and their loved ones is available in Johnson, Iowa, Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Lee, Keokuk, Van Buren and Washington Counties through the Domestic Violence Intervention Program. The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) began in 1977, providing direct service support to more than 28,000 women, men and children during the past two decades. In one year DVIP will answer approximately 18,000 crisis/phone calls and provide more than 8000 nights of safe shelter to approximately 400 women and children.
The DVIP is founded on the belief that everyone has the right to live free of fear and harm.
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