Presentation on theme: "Last year, Iowa’s domestic abuse and sexual assault programs served more than 26,000 victim/survivors. DVIP served more than 1700 victims last year."— Presentation transcript:
Last year, Iowa’s domestic abuse and sexual assault programs served more than 26,000 victim/survivors. DVIP served more than 1700 victims last year.
Your family, your friends, your community.
Since 2000 Iowa has lost 29% of their domestic violence and sexual assault programs. 9 programs have closed or merged.
In October, the Iowa Attorney General announced a 24% cut in federal & state funds for victims services – beginning July 1, 2013.
This doesn’t include cuts that will come from sequestration. Senator Tom Harkin has introduced a bill on the federal level that would protect victim funding from sequestration.
Victims are struggling… In response to these funding cuts, the Attorney General’s Office is recommending regionalization of victim services.
DVIP’s Current Service Area
Proposed Region 6 Shelter Beds & Office Outreach/Satellite Office Transitional Housing Scattered Housing Sites Mobile Offices Johnson County Scott County
DVIP has the only dedicated domestic violence shelter in a 13 county area, including Iowa City, Coralville, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Cedar Falls. What do you say when the shelter is full? Our requests for shelter have increased 37% in the past three years.
Iowa currently funds 27 domestic violence and sexual assault programs. In July, Iowa will fund per region: 1-2 Domestic Violence Shelters 1 Domestic Violence Comprehensive Services Program 1 Sexual Assault Program Only 18 Programs Will Be Funded. Region 6 will lose at least 80 of our 166 shelter beds.
Safety & Dignity… …a promise we must keep.
For more information: Domestic Violence Intervention Program or
DVIP would like to thank our Souper Bowl Co-Sponsors: Clarion Highlander Hotel
Thanks to our donors… Eggy’ s
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Thanks to our donors… The Sheraton K o n o m i’ s
Thanks to our donors… HOUSEWOR KS
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Thank you to the following groups and organizations that volunteered, provided bowls, or in some way made tonight’s event possible… University of Iowa MBA students Youth & Teen Services, North Liberty Community Library Hills Bank & Trust University of Iowa Community Credit Union OWLSS (Organization of Women Law Students and Staff ) Alpha Chi Omega Iowa City Junior Service League Iowa City High School, Girls Track and Field University of Iowa School of Social Work
There are also groups who donated time or artistic talent, unbeknownst to us. Thank you for your unsung support. We couldn’t be here without you.
Do you like shopping online for a good cause? Do you enjoy the competition of an online auction? Save the Date! May 1, 2013 May Day Yard Sale On-Line Auction More information to come at our website, and the auction website, If you have a special item that you would like to donate for our auction, call Kristie at ext. 112
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Volunteering at DVIP Be on our Board! Office Support Help with donations Provide transportation Cleaning and maintenance Answering the phone Organizing our stuff! Playing with kids! Helping with homework Read a story or watch a video with children Provide translation for clients or for printed materials Answering crisis calls Facilitate support group Be a play group leader Speaking engagement Support clients with court advocacy
Contact Information (319) ext 0, ask for the volunteer coordinator Find our volunteer and board applications on-line!
4 Toilet Paper 4 Paper Towels 4 Napkins 4 Tissues 4 Ziploc Bags 4 Feminine Hygiene (Pads) 4 Crackers 4 Tuna 4 Canned Meats 4 Pasta Sauce 4 Pasta 4 Hamburger Helper 4 Flavored Rice 4 Seasonings 4 Baby Formula 4 Baby Food 4 Diapers 4 Toothpaste 4 Hair Care Products 4 Body Wash 4 Body Lotion 4 Baby Powder 4 Baby Wash 4 Baby Lotion Buy one or two… It’s a quick and easy way to help out!!
Thank you for joining us! Every year we are awestruck by the amazing support of our friends and neighbors…you truly make a difference in the lives of so many! Best Regards, The DVIP Board of Directors, Volunteers and Staff.