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 / SERVICES AFTER JULY 1, 2017 may vary – read more here

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June 29, 2017Image: A chat bubble with a cursor arrow
Posted by Alexandra

Chat services after July 1, 2017

Due to massive state budget cuts, IowaARCh will lose all funding at the end of Fiscal Year 2017 (June 30th, 2017). For now, chat services will continue using volunteer advocates, so please continue to chat with us. Note that hours of availability may vary, so if you are not able to get in touch with us, please consider using the following chat & text services (check websites for hours): LoveIsRespect National Domestic Violence Hotline chat National Suicide Prevention Lifeline chat Trevor Project Crisis Text Line: text 741741 It is with great sadness that we chatline staff prepare to leave our roles.
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Advocate Voices

June 14, 2017Image: The surface of a pond, dark, with blurry reflections of trees as well as leaves and raindrops creating ripples
Posted by Alexandra

Depression After Trauma

By Luna, Youth Advocate WHAT IS DEPRESSION? Depression is a common but serious mood disorder caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. It can cause symptoms that can be severe that affect how we feel, think, and handle daily activities.
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Posted by Alexandra

October 6th, 2016 / Eggrolls & Samosas & Wine Open House

What: Enjoy light refreshments and tour the Monsoon/ARCh office space When: Thursday, October 6th, 2016 from 4pm-7pm Where: 4952 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310 Why: To kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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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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