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.  Helping Services’ Domestic Abuse Resource Center advocates work alongside survivors…

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…