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Nisaa African Family Services

Contact Email
contact@nisaa-afs.org
Description

Nisaa provides direct services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in the African communities in Iowa and perform community outreach and educational services.

Nisaa African Family Service’s mission is to end domestic violence and sexual assault in African Immigrants and Refugee communities by promoting social, economic and political self-determination of all women; it seeks to build healthy communities through transformative justice and social change.

Services include:

  • direct services
  • youth programs
  • community outreach & education
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Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa

Contact Email
lata@monsooniowa.org
Description

Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity (formerly Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa) serves victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities in Iowa. Monsoon’s mission is to end all forms of gender-based violence and build healthy communities through transformative justice and social change. The organization serves all 99 counties in Iowa.

Monsoon’s programs include direct services, community outreach and education, violence prevention and technical assistance. Monsoon has two offices: in Des Moines and in Iowa City. All staff members are multilingual and together speak 14 languages.

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Amani Community Services

Description

Amani Community Services is a culturally specific domestic violence and sexual assault agency serving African Americans in Black Hawk and Linn Counties. Our staff provides counseling, outreach services, personal advocacy, legal advocacy, children’s programming and information and referrals.

Telephone 1
(319) 232-5660
Telephone 2
(319) 804-0741
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Serving the Whole Community

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USA
Sponsoring Agency
Resource Sharing Project
Event Contact
Contact Name
Leah Green
Contact Email
leah@iowacasa.org
Description

Rural advocacy programs typically have large spread-out service areas and a small staff to provide services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence. This reality for rural programs can make it difficult to provide outreach and services to all of the many small communities within the larger service area. This webinar will focus on mobile advocacy, hiring practices and organizational culture, and outreach to rural communities. Join Leah Green from the Resource Sharing Project to learn more about methods of structuring rural programs in order to best serve the whole community.

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Supervision and Remote Advocacy (peer-sharing call)

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This is an online event
Yes
Sponsoring Agency
Resource Sharing Project
Event Contact
Contact Name
Leah Green
Contact Email
leah@iowacasa.org
Description

Supervision can be complicated enough when staff are all under the same roof. So how do you supervise staff when they are spread across your entire rural service area?  How do you provide support, connection, and navigate the supervision relationship when you are counties apart? Join Leah Green from the Resource Sharing Project on this call that will bring together advocates from across the country to discuss supervising remote staff in rural communities. Our peer sharing calls are a space to share success, challenges, and to brainstorm together how to move forward. This call is capped at 30 participants.

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Rural Resilience: Addressing Sexual Abuse in Later Life

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This is an online event
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Sponsoring Agency
Resource Sharing Project
Event Contact
Contact Name
Leah Green
Contact Email
leah@iowacasa.org
Description

Rural communities have a much higher percentage of older adults than urban communities. Are you curious why they aren’t walking in your doors asking for services? Your program is not alone. Sexual violence does happen to older adults and not surprisingly there are barriers for those survivors in seeking services. Join Leah Green from the Resource Sharing Project to learn more about how to support older adult survivors in rural communities. Topics will include risk factors, accessibility, communication, and why rural communities are poised to help this vulnerable population.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Rural Communities (peer sharing call)

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This is an online event
Yes
Sponsoring Agency
Resource Sharing Project
Event Contact
Contact Name
Leah Green
Contact Email
leah@iowacasa.org
Description

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) provides an exciting opportunity every year to re-engage our communities in our anti-sexual violence work.  Join Leah Green from the Resource Sharing Project on this call that will bring together advocates from across the country to discuss rural SAAM events and strategies. So, bring your ideas, questions, and energy to this rural peer-sharing call! Our peer sharing calls are a space to share success, challenges, and to brainstorm together how to move forward. This call is capped at 30 participants.

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Rural Helplines: Strengthening Services for Sexual Violence Survivors

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This is an online event
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Sponsoring Agency
Resource Sharing Project
Event Contact
Contact Name
Leah Green
Contact Email
leah@iowacasa.org
Description

Through our 24-hour helplines advocacy programs are able to accomplish so much for our rural communities. We provide a powerful outlet for survivors of sexual violence, their friends and family, and professionals to ask questions, learn about resources, navigate healing, and break their silence. Our helplines offer our community support when people need it most and on their own timelines. This webinar will focus on the skills necessary to provide strong helpline services and how to welcome sexual violence survivors to our helplines, through the lens of rural programs. Join Leah Green from the Resource Sharing Project to learn how to create strong helpline support for sexual violence survivors in rural communities.

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Evaluating Rural Sexual Assault Services (peer-sharing call)

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This is an online event
Yes
Sponsoring Agency
Resource Sharing Project
Event Contact
Contact Name
Leah Green
Contact Email
leah@iowacasa.org
Description

Evaluating sexual assault services can feel murky and overwhelming. Where should programs start? What is the best form of evaluation? How can programs best incorporate the thoughts and perspectives of survivors? Join Leah Green from the Resource Sharing Project on this CALL that will bring together advocates from across the country to discuss evaluating rural sexual assault services. Our peer sharing calls are a space to share success, challenges, and to brainstorm together how to move forward. This call is capped at 30 participants.

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Rural SADI lessons: Part 2

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This is an online event
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Location
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USA
Sponsoring Agency
Resource Sharing Project
Event Contact
Contact Name
Leah Green
Contact Phone
5152447424
Contact Email
leah@iowacasa.org
Description

Rural dual/multi-service advocacy programs consistently struggle to create strong sexual assault services. The Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative (SADI) was created to address the challenges dual/multi-service programs face in reaching sexual assault survivors by dedicating resources, support, and replicable tools tailored specifically to the needs of those programs. Join Leah Green from the Resource Sharing Project to learn about the key lessons developed from the (SADI). This two-part webinar will provide an overview of the SADI, outline the key lessons learned, and point rural programs towards follow up resources created by the Resource Sharing Project.

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