You can help someone who has been assaulted by listening. Reinforce the message that she or he is not at fault.
Resources for Victims/Survivors
If you are in danger, please try to use a safer computer that someone abusive does not have direct or remote (hacking) access to.
Read more about Internet and Computer Safety
If you or someone you know are a victim of sexual violence, please refer to the map below to locate the sexual assault program nearest you. To locate a sexual assault program by county scroll down the page to select the county where you or they live or are currently residing from the drop down menu to locate the sexual assault program and resources nearest to you in the State of Iowa. These programs operate sexual assault crisis lines; provide victim support groups; offer legal, medical, and personal advocacy as well as education and prevention services.
You may view an alphabetical list of sexual assault programs in Iowa HERE (pdf document). This list includes the program's location, office number, crisis line number, available webpage and Iowa counties served.
In addition, the statewide Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline can be accessed 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-284-7821.
Iowa Sexual Assault Progams Map & Locations
To navigate the map either use arrow keys located on your keyboard or 'grab' the map by clicking within the map frame. Click on the blue icon nearest to your location to view specific sexual assault program information.
Please note: When locating a sexual assault program by county a list of multiple agencies will appear. The program name with two asterisks following the name is the primary service provider in the county you selected from the list. Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa and Deaf Iowans Against Abuse serve individual across the state, however they are community specific.