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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), a time for all Iowans to come together, recognize and support the stories and experiences of individuals who have been impacted by intimate partner violence.

Domestic violence is a public health issue with serious consequences for individuals, families and communities. We must use our collective strength and work together to support survivors.

This year’s theme, Community Support + Action = Social Change, is an invitation to do your part and support survivors in your community. You can do this through awareness activities, community organizing, resource sharing, attending our 2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos Tribute, or volunteering with your local victim service program.

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Get involved this October!

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Annual Dia de los Muertos Tribute

Join us at our 2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Tribute at Water Works Park on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 1 to 4 p.m. 

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CSP Social Media Takeovers

Learn more about our Culturally Specific Programs all month long when they each take over social media channels for 24 hours! Click here to view the schedule.



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DV 101: Iowa Overview

Domestic violence is a public health issue with serious consequences for individuals, families, and communities.

Click here to see our DV 101:
Iowa overview

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Find Your Local Program

Our network of 21 statewide local programs have advocates in all 99 Iowa counties to assist anyone impacted by violence. Click here to connect with your local program



ICADV is partnering with NNEDV and other state coalitions to start a national conversation about domestic violence and how we can all contribute to changing the narrative on this overshadowed, but fundamental topic.
Click here to view the schedule.


Vote NO to the Reckless Gun Amendment this November

Protect your community and vote NO on November 8, 2022, to the reckless gun amendment to Iowa’s Constitution.

Click here to download the toolkit and talking points.

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Alice Barton Scholarship Program

Thirty $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to survivors in 2023 for education and job training opportunities. Click here to apply.

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Make a Financial Contribution

We rely upon the support and partnership of community members and businesses to ensure we have the funding to continue the vital work of preventing and ending domestic violence in Iowa. 
Click here to support survivors.

We will be adding more information, events, activities and resources here so bookmark this page to check in throughout the month of October! Questions? Please contact Lindsay at

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