Contact emergency help.
If you are in immediate danger, and if it is an option, call 911.
Call to talk with an advocate.
To call, dial 1-800-284-7821.
To learn if we are the right resource for you, visit our hotline page.
Chat online with an advocate.
From 9 A.M. to 9 P.M., visit ARCh.
Available 24/7, visit Love Is Respect.
Available 24/7, visit the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline.
Use our site to learn about your options .
Explore our Information & Options page.
Use our site to explore resources in your area.
What is an advocate?
Advocates provide information, emotional support, and help finding resources. We are confidential and free resources. In the state of Iowa, advocates are not mandatory child abuse reporters.
To learn more about advocates, visit the National Center for Victims of Crime and explore their What is a Victim Advocate? page.
What is Sexual Violence?
Sexual violence is any sexual act committed against someone without that person’s freely given consent or permission. Consent cannot be obtained through coercion, manipulation, force or while under the influence of any drug(s) including alcohol.