October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

During this month, we can take the time to recognize the prevalence of domestic violence in our communities – it affects our neighbors, our families and our friends.  Domestic violence hurts.  It impacts victims and all of their loved ones.

Football Frenzy

Our 5k and 1 Mile run/walk is approaching quickly! The Sioux Center event will be fun and family-friendly. Runners will wear flag football flags – watch out though! Our ‘refs’ will attempt to steal them throughout the course!

Sioux Center Women’s Expo

We’ll be back at the Sioux Center Women’s Expo on Saturday, October 24. We’ll be serving our famous Fall Chicken Salad Croissants and BBQ Beef Buns! All proceeds support our domestic violence work.

About Us

Family Crisis Centers, formerly the Domestic Violence Aid Center, was established by a group of volunteers in 1982.  The development came after a group of concerned citizens recognized a need for services to assist victims of domestic violence.

The agency started by serving 4 counties, which eventually expanded to cover 8 counties.  Now, Family Crisis Centers provides services to adults and children victimized in domestic violence and human trafficking in 17 Iowa counties.  Services expanded to include WISH Unit, a program dedicated to serving survivors of homicide, which covers 29 Iowa counties.  The most recent addition is Iowa Domestic Violence Helpline, a 24 hour statewide call center serving victims and survivors of domestic violence. 

The staff, volunteers and Board of Directors is committed to providing the much needed and deserved assistance that victims and survivors need.  Everyone deserves the right to safety and freedom from violence. 


Iowa Domestic Violence Helpline Taking Calls

Iowa Domestic Violence Helpline, a statewide domestic violence call center, began taking its first calls on October 1, 2015. The call center, a product of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All services provided are completely free and confidential. It will be a great resource for victims and survivors, as well as an asset to the state.

Several things took place leading up to this launch. The first of which was determining a need for the call center. The Iowa Attorney General’s Crime Victim Assistance Division put[...]