The Future is simple:
Every person will be safe in their home;
No one will fear the one they love;
Everyone will be treated with dignity and respect;
Communities will support healthy relationships and healthy sexuality.
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.
The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) is a state level nonprofit organization representing 21 victim service programs that provide direct assistance and resources to survivors of intimate partner violence. The Coalition provides advocacy training; legal services; counseling, educational and financial empowerment opportunities; emergency housing resources; and local, state and national policy to its network of service providers, community groups, and public/private organizations. The Coalition not only works with survivors of intimate partner violence but is committed to addressing the conditions and systems that perpetuate harm to help individuals build healthy relationships and achieve and
It is the intention and desire of the Board of Directors at ICADV to eliminate and prevent any discrimination or discriminatory practices and to comply with the laws of the United States. It is the policy of ICADV to provide equal opportunity to all persons, to prohibit discrimination because of age, sexual orientation, color, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, marital status, place of residence, race, national origin, religion, or sex. This policy shall apply to all phases of full time, part time, temporary and volunteer positions; including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, placement, fringe benefits, staff development, and training. This policy shall also apply to the use of all facilities and to participation in all ICADV sponsored programs and activities.
Action + Accountability Plan
In 2020, our team developed an Action + Accountability Plan, a strategic vision outlining 10 focus areas that will guide our team as we move forward towards anti-racism work and transformation. Using this plan as a blueprint for our work, we will actively engage and challenge our network of victim service providers, community partners and the general public to transform narratives about safety and justice. We will listen to survivors when they define what safety looks like to them and use our power to invest in post-crisis response services – housing, food security, transportation, childcare, employment – that provide long-term stability and safety.