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…

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Helping Services for Youth & Families’ Domestic Abuse Resource Center (DARC) is hosting 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.   Throughout the month of October you will notice areas that…

Holiday Lights to Return
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Holiday Lights to Return

We are excited for the Holiday Lights drive-thru experience for the 16th season starting on Wednesday, November 25th. This year has impacted all of us, and Holiday Lights has had its challenges as public safety is our number one concern. We have been working with the City of Decorah, Winneshiek County Public Health, volunteers, and…

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Racial Equity Statement

Helping Services for Youth & Families’ mission is to create healthier and safer communities in northeast Iowa. Racial inequity throughout this nation and in our corner of northeast Iowa does not make this possible for our black, brown, and many other marginalized neighbors. We can not stand by and watch this happen. We believe in…

Domestic Abuse Survivor Chat Line
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Domestic Abuse Survivor Chat Line

Helping Services for Youth & Families’ Domestic Abuse Resource Center has implemented a Domestic Abuse survivor chat line, which can be reached at HelpingServices.org/chat. There is also the option to call our 24/7 resource phone line at 800-383-2988,  but during the time of social distancing our advocates noticed a decline in calls. We responded by…

Special COVID-19 Statement
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Special COVID-19 Statement

Helping Services for Youth & Families has been continuously watching developments from the CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health and their recommendations to assist in stopping the spread of COVID-19. We are aware in the most recent statement from Governor Kim Reynolds that there have been two cases confirmed in Allamakee County. Our staff…

Iowa in the Spotlight
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Iowa in the Spotlight

As a native Iowan, I have a certain affinity for the distinction that Iowa holds in the election process.  By now your community has likely hosted a number of visiting candidates, and you have heard the calls to participate in the upcoming caucus.  Regardless of your political affiliation, Iowans are certainly back in the political…