As the spread of COVID-19 continues and daily life as we know it has been disrupted. At the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence, we know that violence does not take a break even at times like these, and in fact, families will experience an elevated level of stress due to absences from work, school closings and the realities of this illness. Please know that resources are available 24/7 and domestic violence programs across our state are working tirelessly to help people plan for their safety. Get connected here.
Our team has carefully considered the advisories coming out of the CDC, the Iowa Department of Health and other partners, and for that reason, we have closed our physical office through August 15, 2020, dialing back our physical presence in many spaces and working remotely. Here at ICADV we are taking COVID-19 seriously and recognizing that we are members of a community filled with people who may be at a significantly higher risk that the average Iowan. We believe we can meet the needs of our constituents while simultaneously minimizing the risk to our staff and to all with whom we come in contact. By centering the most vulnerable among us, we feel that we are taking an active role in preventing the spread of this disease. Read our official response to COVID-19.
Resources, Support and the Facts
With an abundance of information coming out about Covid-19, it can feel overwhelming. Below are a number of resources to help you stay up-to-date on the latest news and updates, find support and resources during this difficult time.
Businesses and Community Organizations
Family resources, childcare and homeschool activities/lessons
General Information and Public Resources
United We Dream MigraWatch Hotline: 1-844-363-1423
COVID-19 Hotline provided by Iowa Legal Aid: 1-800-332-0419
Unemployment Resources and Financial Assistance
State and Federal Taxes
Tech Safety and WiFi Services