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Find a culturally specific program

Iowa is one of the few states that has half a dozen culturally specific crisis centers. Historically, mainstream services have not been inclusive. It's important for all survivors to receive relevant services and support. Because of this need, culturally specific programs were established through grassroots organizing and advocacy. 

For more information about which program serves your area, click here.

Amani Community Services

Amani Community Services is a culturally specific domestic violence and sexual assault agency serving African Americans in Black Hawk and Linn Counties. Amani's staff provides counseling, out reach services, personal advocacy, legal advocacy, children’s programming and information and referrals. Find out more.

24-hour crisis line: (888) 983-2533

Waterloo office: (319) 232-5660

Cedar Rapids office: (319) 804-0741

Deaf Iowans Against Abuse

Deaf Iowans Against Abuse provides support services to help Deaf victims and their families deal with the trauma of domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence, bullying, and stalking. Its mission is to cultivate a safe, informed, and empowered community for Deaf individuals, those with any type of hearing loss, and their families, by providing culturally competent and fully accessible services, advocacy, and education. Find out more.  

24-hour crisis line: (319) 531-7719

24/7 text only line: (515) 661-4015

Latinas Unidas Por Un Nuevo Amanecer (LUNA)

Este centro de crisis brinda asesoramiento, apoyo y recursos gratuitos y confidenciales a los sobrevivientes latinos de violencia domestica y agresin sexual. This program provides free and confidential counseling, support, and resources to Latino survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Find out more.

Línea de crisis las 24 horas / 24-hour crisis Line: (866) 256-7668

Office line / Linea de oficina: (515) 271-5060

Resources for Indigenous Survivors & Empowerment

Resources for Indigenous Survivors & Empowerment (RISE) promotes a systemic response that holds offenders accountable and fosters a community sensitive to the needs of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. RISE exists to increase positive outcomes for Native women, children, and their families and to provide outreach and prevention services for the community. Find out more.   

24-hour crisis line: (855) 840-7362

Office line: (641) 484-2103

Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity

Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity serves survivors and victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities throughout Iowa. It works to end all forms of gender-based violence and build healthy communities through transformative justice and social change. Find out more.

24-hour crisis line: (866) 881-4641

Office line: (515) 288-0881

Nisaa African Family Services

Nisaa African Family Services works to end sexual assault and domestic violence in African Immigrant and Refugee communities by promoting social, economic, and political self-determination of all women, seeking to build healthy communities through transformative justice and social change. Find out more.

24-hour crisis line: (866) 881-4641

Des Moines office: (515) 255-5430

Iowa City office: (319) 338-7617