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Family Violence: Reporting and Victim/Survivor Support

Reporting Abuse

National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline -- 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) -- receives more than 23,500 calls each month from victims, survivors, friends and family members, law enforcement personnel, domestic violence advocates and the general public. Hotline advocates "provide support and assistance to anyone involved in a domestic violence situation, including those in same-sex relationships, male survivors, those with disabilities and immigrant victims of domestic violence.  All calls to the National Domestic Violence Hotline are anonymous and confidential."

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV)
The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) is a state-level nonprofit organization composed of "people dealing with the concerns of battered women and their families.  They represent both rural and urban areas.  Their programs support and involve battered women of all racial, social, religious, and economic groups, ages, and lifestyles.  ICADV staff members provide training, counseling, community outreach, program management and technical support for the community, professionals, and coalition members.  The Iowa Domestic Violence Hotline -- 1-800-770-1650 -- is available 365/24/7 and is operated by Certified Domestic Violence Advocates who provide crisis support, answer questions, and provide resource referrals.

Children and Families of Iowa
Children and Families of Iowa (CFI) provides domestic violence services to help victims rebuild their lives.  CFI offers information about safe shelters, safety planning for adults and children, resource referrals and assistance, medical and legal advocacy, as well as individual, family, and group counseling. Children & Families of Iowa operates the Iowa Domestic Violence Hotline -- 1-800-942-0333 -- a toll-free service for victims, loved ones and community members. Certified Domestic Violence Advocates are available to provide crisis support, help victims find safe solutions across the state, answer questions and provide resource referrals.

318 Fifth Street SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
24 hour Crisis & Support Line
319-363-2093 or 800-208-0388
Provides shelter and support for women and families in crisis due to homelessness, poverty, and domestic violence. It also provides quality, affordable child care. Service area includes Waterloo and Black Hawk County.

Riverview Center

Iowa Sexual Assault Hotline  1-888-557-0310
Waterloo Office (non-emergency) 319-939-9599
Provides 24-hour crisis hotline, legal and medical advocacy, long and short-term counseling, transition assistance for domestic and sexual violence survivors, and violence prevention education programs. Serves 16 counties with multiple offices in Iowa and Illinois, including Waterloo, IA. 

UNI Reporting and Assistance

Safety at UNI
Resources and support for victims and survivors.  Includes links to UNI Sexual Misconduct Options and Resources with information about rights, reporting options (on-campus and civil), and UNI Policy 13.02 (Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct at

UNI Counseling Center
Professionally-trained counselors and therapists provide psychological and counseling services to UNI students and consultation services to UNI faculty and staff.  

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