The University of Iowa’s Women’s Resource and Action Center
recieves a grant to explore the problem of Domestic Violence in our community.
Aid and Alternatives to Victims of Spouse Abuse was established
The Domestic Violence Intervention Program shelter was opened
offering counseling and a 24-hour crisis line.
the program grew to add additional staff
“Mandatory arrest law” goes into effect, arrest rate increased by 54% in a six month time period;
DVIP experienced a 300% increase in requests for service.
DVIP’s service area grows to include Cedar, Washington and Iowa Counties
construction of a 13 room shelter is complete
Jones County is added to our service area
Established a “Transitional Housing Program” to assist families with housing and rent for an entire year
State regionalization of Domestic Violence Programs changes our service area to cover these 8 counties
–Johnson, Iowa, Cedar, Washington, Des Moines, Henry, Lee and Van Buren