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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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May 16, 2017
Posted by Alexandra

IowaARCh to lose funding after 6/30/2017

May 16, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IOWA’S MOST INNOVATIVE VICTIM SERVICES PROGRAM DEFUNDED Des Moines, Iowa Last April, the Iowa Legislature approved a 26% cut from the state’s victim services program.  Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa was notified that IowaARCh, a program under Monsoon, will be defunded.  
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October 4, 2016Image: A closeup of a pen, some paper, and a folder sitting on top of a desk
Posted by Alexandra

Our FY2016 report is out!

We have grown and learned so much in the past year, and we are excited to share our process with you! Click below to download, and please direct any inquiries to the Chatline Coordinator at alexandranassif[at]muawi[dot]org. ARCh Implementation Report – FY2016
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October 1, 2016Image: A purple and white DVAM 2016 banner reading "Silent no more. Stand up. Speak out. Show support."
Posted by Alexandra

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

2016: #SilentNoMore Visit the ICADV website to find out how you can participate in Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and check out our social media and Events page to find events you can attend!          
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March 24, 2016
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 NSVRC.org/saam and check out our social media and Events page to find events you can attend!              
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December 10, 2015
Posted by Alexandra

Safety Planning for the Holidays

During the holidays, many of us have mixed emotions of joy, excitement, stress, fear, and anxiety. Check out this great article by LoveIsRespect about how to be safe during this time. Preview: The holidays are often a time of joy and community, but for people in abusive relationships, the holidays can be stressful and dangerous.
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