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Nisaa African Family Services

About this Organization

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

About this Organization

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

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(319) 232-5660
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(319) 804-0741
About this Organization

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.

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Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity

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Phone:
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515-288-0881
About this Organization

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. Monsoon’s services are free and confidential. Monsoon is funded by the Iowa Crime Victim Assistance Division (CVAD), U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) and the Iowa Department of Public Health (DPH).

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A.S.I.S.T.A.

About this Organization

A.S.I.S.T.A. is a partnership funded by the Office of Violence Against Women. 

Our purpose is to centralize assistance for advocates and attorneys facing complex legal problems in advocating for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Many service providers are overwhelmed by the increasing complexity of immigration law as it overlaps with other areas. Our clearinghouse offers samples and best practices and our Consultants’ training services are available to enable service providers to more thoroughly fulfill their purposes.

Immigrants are entitled to justice, including in the areas of domestic abuse or sexual assault. All immigrant survivors deserve access to essential services. Our goal is to enable service providers to offer accurate and up-to-date help to immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project (RSP)

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Toll-Free:
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800-284-7821
About this Organization

The National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project (RSP) was created to help state sexual assault coalitions across the country access the resources they need in order to develop and thrive. The project is designed to provide technical assistance, support, and to facilitate peer-driven resources for all statewide sexual assault coalitions. The RSP recognizes the needs of all coalitions, especially those designated as new or emerging, regarding issues of organizational growth, professional development, and policy development. The RSP is made possible by a grant from the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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