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The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) provides education, support, and technical assistance to domestic violence service providers, enabling them to establish housing and supportive services for victims /survivors and their dependents.


We also serve as an information clearinghouse, primary point of contact, and resource center on domestic violence for the state.
We support the development of policies, protocols, and procedures to enhance domestic violence intervention and prevention in Iowa.

Our Principal

We recognize and celebrate the interconnectedness of all life and focus on solutions that reduce or eliminate harm to our global environment.

Our Mission

The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence seeks to engage all people in a movement to change the social and political systems that perpetuate violence. We do this through education, advocacy and quality services.


  • Advocacy training and consultation/technical assistance to member programs, community, and statewide partners

  • Coordination of statewide multi-disciplinary efforts to respond to victims of violence​

  • Identifying and developing services to respond to underserved communities

  • Systems and policy change at the local, state, and national level

  • Housing and Economic Justice organizing and education

  • Limited direct support and personal advocacy to survivors of intimate partner violence, including

  • Referrals to direct service victim service programs include:

    • Financial empowerment courses

    • Legal assistance

    • Academic scholarship opportunities

We take a survivor-centered approach to victim services and believe community-based agencies and interventions, healthcare, educational, and government systems should work together, centering the voices and experiences of those most vulnerable in our communities to enhance safety for survivors and their families. When that happens, everyone has the ability to reach their full potential, thrive and live a life free from violence … to the Last Girl.

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Beloved Community

  • We believe relationships are everything.

  • We believe that transparency and love create a foundation for growth, support and trust.



  • We believe access, opportunity, and self-determination are basic human rights.


  • We honor the diversity of people’s identities
    and experiences.

  • We believe centering the leadership and needs of people who have been the most marginalized makes us all stronger.

  • We believe intersectionality influences patterns
    of oppression.


  • We believe in radical change.

  • We believe that movement building and organizing with a multi-faceted, anti-racist framework will cultivate power to create liberation.


  • We believe in the necessity to acknowledge and
    repair harm.

  • We believe that transformative justice is rooted in whole community involvement and accountability and the creation of space for healing.


We believe domestic violence is a preventable health issue, and every Iowan deserves a life free from violence. That’s why we invite everyone in the state to join our coalition as a collective voice against domestic violence.

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