Domestic Abuse Resource Center Pantry 
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Domestic Abuse Resource Center Pantry 

Since 2005, the Domestic Abuse Resource Center has offered a food and supply pantry to better serve domestic violence survivors. Economic stability is one of the many important needs a survivor encounters. Items such as gas cards, grocery cards, and basic everyday supplies are an ongoing need for clients in the Resource Center.   The increasing…

Iowa Domestic Violence Roundtable
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Iowa Domestic Violence Roundtable

On April 14, Carson Eggland, Executive Director had the opportunity to meet with Senator Joni Ernst in Des Moines. Our Domestic Abuse Resource Center program and select programs around the state working against sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking were invited to participate in a roundtable discussion with Senator Ernst and the Iowa Attorney…

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Helping Services for Youth & Families is highlighting Teen Dating Violence Awareness during the month of February. According to the CDC, nearly a quarter of adult victims of rape, physical violence, and stalking by an intimate partner first experienced partner violence between the ages of 11 and 17. In addition, nearly 1 in 11 female…

Stalking Awareness Month
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Stalking Awareness Month

January is recognized as Stalking Awareness Month. According to the website, Stalkingawareness.org, statistics show that 1 in every 6 women and 1 out of 17 men in the United States have been stalked in their lifetime. It is estimated that nearly 75% of all stalking victims know their stalker. It is also believed that nearly…

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Helping Services for Youth & Families’ Domestic Abuse Resource Center (DARC) is recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness during the month of October. In Iowa and around the world, October is a month to create awareness around domestic violence, using the color purple to symbolize the cause.  We are grateful for our strong partnerships with local law…

Diaper Drive
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Diaper Drive

In conjunction with National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, Helping Services for Youth & Families’ Family Education team is holding a diaper drive to benefit the families enrolled in home visiting services in Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, and Winneshiek Counties. Roughly 1 in 3 families struggle to afford diapers at the estimated cost of $100…

Domestic Violence Services Advocacy
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Domestic Violence Services Advocacy

Helping Services’ Domestic Abuse Resource Center team members attended Virtual Advocacy Day for the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and Iowa Coalition for Collective Change. This day entailed advice for advocating with legislators, as well as information on the need for state funding for victim services.  Investing in state funds…

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Helping Services for Youth & Families will be highlighting awareness for Teen Dating Violence Awareness month in February. Nearly a quarter of adult victims of rape, physical violence and stalking by an intimate partner first experienced partner violence between the ages of 11 and 17. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and the Helping…

Successful Giving Project
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Successful Giving Project

The 2020 Giving Project was a success! The project matches business, organizations, families, and individual donors with children of clients that have been assisted by the Domestic Abuse Resource Center. These donors purchase gifts for the families by purchasing items off of wish lists that clients fill out. This year, we were fortunate to donate…

Rural Focused Grant to Support Victims
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Rural Focused Grant to Support Victims

Helping Services for Youth & Families’ Domestic Abuse Resource Center (DARC) has been awarded a new grant from the US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women. This three year grant under the Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, & Stalking Program will total $472,600. The grant is designed to enhance victim safety…