IowaARCh is a safe & supportive space for survivors of abuse, stalking, and sexual violence in Iowa, and their loved ones.

We offer real-time, online, text-based support and referrals in multiple languages. Chat with an advocate today!

Operating hours: 9am-9pm

After-hours chat options: (24/7) (7am-2am)



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Posted by Alexandra

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

2016: Prevention is Possible Find out how you can participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month at and check out our social media and Events page to find events you can attend!              
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Advocate Voices

August 30, 2016Image: Audre Lorde with the quote "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare."
Posted by Kaija Carter

Self Care as a Radical Act

By Cyan, ARCh Advocate Too often are we faced with little to no time to take care of ourselves. In a capitalist society, we are urged to value and prioritize the amount of laboring we spend in our jobs, over nurturing our bodies and minds throughout the weeks.
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Posted by Alexandra

July 30th, 2016 / Sidewalk Sale & Pop-Up Café

Come support Monsoon and ARCh at our Summer Sidewalk Sale & Pop-Up Café! What: Clothes, accessories, household goods, & other stuff, plus refreshments! When: Saturday, July 30th, 2016 from 8am-3pm Where: 4952 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310 Why: To support our work for survivors & communities!
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Posted by Alexandra

April 27th, 2016 / Open House

Check out our new space! Come to our open house on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 between 3pm and 6pm. Refreshments provided. Contact alexandranassif[at]muawi[dot]org regarding questions or accommodations.  
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