During these uncertain times during the Covid-19 Health Pandemic, we are still here, ready and willing to support survivors of Domestic Violence.
Domestic violence is an intense, confusing, and complicated situation for both victims and those who want to help. With our volunteers, we want to make sure they get the background information and skill they need to best serve a victim of violence. This type of training and support is ongoing, because every scenario and person has unique needs and concerns.
In this interview, the Director of the Resource Center, Kathleen, talks about her start with Helping Services as a legal advocate, the struggles serving a rural area in northeast Iowa, and the services they provide to clients. Over the last year, advocates have assisted 294 clients and answered 1, 160 crisis calls.