Confidential Resources

Below are CONFIDENTIAL resources available on campus and in the Iowa City community for issues related to interpersonal violence.

On Campus

Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP)

Provides gender inclusive and informed advocacy and counseling services for those who have experienced sexual violence. Advocates can assist survivors in medical, legal, and university settings. RVAP staff are Safe Zone certified and complete FORGE (a national transgender anti-violence organization) training. RVAP can be reached 24/7 by calling 319-335-6000. Drop-ins welcome during business hours, M-F, 9am-5pm.
Rape Crisis Line (24 hour):  319-335-6000

Women’s Resource & Action Center (WRAC)

Offers advocacy, counseling, information, and referral services as well as support groups, a lending library, and educational programs.  The Center provides a safe space to discuss concerns about harassment (including online harassment), abuse, or discrimination, and connects individuals with additional resources as needed. People of all genders are welcome!
Phone: 319-335-1486

University Counseling Service (UCS)

Offers free, confidential counseling services to University of Iowa students. The UCS assists students with any personal, emotional, or academic issues that prevent the attainment of academic and personal goals. The UCS is staffed by
licensed psychologists and psychologists-in-training.
Phone: 319-335-7294

Office of the Ombudsperson

Offers informal, confidential and neutral problem solving and conflict management for faculty, staff, and students and provides mediation and advocacy for fair treatment and fair process.  The office is a safe place to discuss any concerns about the university or its policies and procedures. The office will direct visitors to additional resources as needed.
Phone: 319-335-3608

Faculty and Staff Services/Employee Assistance Program (FSS/EAP)

A confidential, voluntary program offering services to University of Iowa faculty, staff, and their dependents. Up to four free sessions are available with a licensed mental health professional for the purpose of assessment, referral, and short-term counseling. FSS/EAP partners with University of Iowa Behavioral Health to offer sessions in three convenient locations.
Phone: 319-335-2085
 

In the Community

Transformative Healing

A safe space for LGBTQIA survivors of sexual violence.  Transformative Healing provides direct services and advocacy, prevention and outreach, and statewide training to any agencies, groups, or organizations looking to expand knowledge and skills in working with LGBTQIA communities.
To contact a Mobile Advocate based in the Iowa City office, call 319-389-8430

Iowa Affirmation and Resources Chat: IowaARCh (ARCh)

A safe and supportive space for survivors of abuse, stalking, and sexual violence in Iowa, and for their loved ones. They offer real-time, online, text-based support and referrals in multiple languages.

Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP)

Provides comprehensive support and advocacy services to domestic violence victim/survivors and their loved ones in Johnson, Iowa, Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Lee, Keokuk, Van Buren, and Washington counties, focusing on immediate and long-term safety, empowerment, dignity, and hope.
24-hour Hotline: (800) 373-1043
 

National Organizations

FORGE

A national transgender anti-violence organization founded in 1994. Since 2009, they have been federally funded to provide direct services to transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault. Since 2011, FORGE has served as the only transgender-focused organization federally funded to provide training and technical assistance to providers around the country who work with transgender survivors of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking.

 

Non-Confidential Resources

Below are NON-CONFIDENTIAL resources available on campus and in the Iowa City community for issues related to interpersonal violence.

Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator (OSMRC)

Coordinates the university's response to reports of sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.  To learn more about complaint options or to request assistance addressing safety concerns or the impacts of trauma call 319-335-6200 or visit: http://osmrc.uiowa.edu/report-problem