Over the last two months, The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) has worked with EDEN+ Fundraising Consulting to complete a feasibility study for a capital campaign for a new shelter in Johnson County. We are sharing the findings based on one-on-one interviews conducted with DVIP staff, board members, corporate representatives, donors, volunteers, and other stakeholders, […]
We can fill the gap to keep victim services funded! Join DVIP advocates and supporters in contacting your Senators (515.281.3371) and Representatives (515.281.3221) by phone or by texting “PYDBMS” to 50409.
In collaboration with the Iowa City Rotary Club Downtown, DVIP is seeking funds for solar panels for our emergency shelter building in Johnson County. Each year we house approximately 300 women, children, men and their pets in this space. We are excited to say that we will be getting a new roof on the building […]
The pandemic has been a challenge over the past year for everyone and the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) is no different. DVIP saw our crisis line calls increase by 28% and our emergency hotel expenses increase 10x our previous year (we will top out at about $100,000 for emergency hotel stays in our eight-county […]
Happy Pride Month! In June we come together to celebrate the progress, history and culture of the LGBTQIA+ community. DVIP stands with our LGBTQIA+ friends and neighbors and remains committed to providing safety, shelter and community to all who need our help. History of Pride Month While we enjoy the parades, festivals and parties associated […]
The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) is seeking additional recurring monthly donors to support victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, harassment, human trafficking, and stalking. Each month we rely on our sustaining supporters to provide emergency and comprehensive services to those most vulnerable in our communities.
The DVIP Annual Souper Bowl is a community event that raises funds for victims of intimate partner violence, human trafficking, stalking, and harassment for eight Southeastern Iowa counties. For our 24th year of this event, we had 10 sponsors including our Presenting Sponsor, CBI Bank and Trust, who helped support our efforts in providing to-go […]
February 19th, 2021 ⤀⤀⤀ As a new year begins and the 24th Annual COVID-style Souper Bowl quickly approaches, we look back with grateful hearts to those who have volunteered their sweat, smiles, and ‘soles’ in years past. It is YOU who makes our annual Souper Bowl a true community night, one where we get to […]
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. This February, we want to recognize the critical conversations of today that revolve around the nuances of domestic violence and black victims. According to the 2011 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence […]
February is Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month: a national effort to raise awareness about dating violence and promote healthy relationships. Did you know that while 82% of parents feel confident that they could recognize the signs if their child was experiencing dating abuse, 58% of those parents could not correctly identify all of the […]