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.
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.
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 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 […]
For over 40 years, the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) has been removing barriers for victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, stalking and human trafficking. DVIP provides comprehensive services such as emergency services, housing assistance, safety planning, community-wide education, one on one counseling, and necessities such as food and clothing. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused additional […]
An alarming number of children are maltreated or exposed to domestic violence in the United States each year. Researchers have estimated that between 3.3 million and 10 million children are exposed to domestic violence each year. And according to the Office on Women’s Health, children who witness or are victims of emotional, physical, or sexual […]
Traffickers go to great lengths to keep victims under control, using both physical and psychological tactics to create dependence and fear. While kidnapping a victim off the street can happen, the majority of traffickers use grooming techniques to first gain someone’s trust and establish some kind of relationship with the person they intend on trafficking. […]