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{I am me again. I have my life back.}

-- Rebecca from Indianola
Rebecca and her daughter found hope with CFI's Domestic Violence Services.


Contact Us*

Iowa Domestic 
Violence Hotline:

Local Crisis Number:

Safe Shelter
Phone: 515-471-8699
E-mail: CatherineG@cfiowa.org

Community Outreach
Phone: (515) 471-8699, ext. 115
E-mail: CathyV@cfiowa.org

Transitional Housing
Phone: 515-471-8699, ext. 135
E-mail: NicholeM@cfiowa.org

Community Education:
Phone: 515-471-8699, ext. 114
E-mail: CatherineG@cfiowa.org

*Most of our Domestic Violence Services are housed at a confidential location. If you need assistance, please call us at the numbers above. For crisis counseling and resources, call the Iowa Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-942-0333.




Services for Victims of Domestic Violence
Help, healing and hope for victims.

CFI’s domestic violence services provide a unique approach to helping victims of domestic violence rebuild their lives.

We offer help for those whose lives are affected by domestic violence. We offer healing for survivors of domestic abuse. We offer hope to those who want to create safer homes and communities. 

Information for victims of domestic violence

Iowa Domestic Violence Hotline and local crisis lines

2010 Iowa Domestic Violence Programs Resource Guide

About Domestic Violence

How to Help



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Iowa Domestic Violence Hotline: Crisis support, help finding safe solutions across the state, answers to questions and resource referrals. Toll-free, 24/7 support. V/TYY.

Safe Shelter: Iowa's oldest and largest domestic violence shelter, offering a safe place to heal and begin building a life free from violence.

Community Outreach and Support: Individual counseling, support groups, medical advocacy, court advocacy and resource referrals for victims and their children living in Polk and Warren Counties.

Transitional Housing: Helping victims establish new lives with affordable apartments and self-sufficiency classes. Services available to victims at the shelter and in the community.

Community Education: Working towards safer communities with educational services for legal and medical professionals, schools, churches and other civic groups.

Services Offered

  • Safe shelter
  • Safety planning for adults and children 
  • Resource referrals and assistance
  • Medical and legal advocacy
  • Individual, family and group counseling
  • Interpersonal and relationship skill-building  
  • Self-sufficiency services
  • Educational presentations
  • Professional consultations and training

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