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Our Mission, Vision & History

Friends of the Family works tirelessly to help survivors and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. We take pride in our advocacy efforts, which began in 1992. Over the years, we have expanded our organization to aid people in 25 Iowa counties thanks to generous donations and strong leadership from our staff and Board of Directors.


Friends of the Family is dedicated to providing meaningful and quality services to persons regardless of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, marital status, socio-economic status, and religion. We celebrate diversity and strive to meet each individual’s culturally specific needs. Our agency embraces these same beliefs in our employment practices, and encourage all interested persons to respond to job postings regardless of any identities held in the classes stated above.

Mission Statement

To provide safe shelter, confidential services, and housing assistance to individuals in crisis due to homelessness, domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

Vision Statement

Everyone has a home.

Historical Timeline

Board of Directors

FOF is governed by a Board of Directors.

The Current Members Are:


Would you like to be considered for a position on the board?

Please provide the following information.

  • Contact Information

  • Mailing Address

  • Work Address

  • How did you learn of Friends of the Family?

  • Why are you so interested in serving on the FOF Board?

  • In which areas would you be able to contribute your skills and expertise?

  • Please Specify

  • The Friends of the Family board is a fundraising board; discuss your comfort with raising funds, hosting events, etc. Please include any pertinent connections or affiliations with individuals, corporations, and foundations.

  • Do you currently serve or have served on a non-profit board? Please list previous experiences and how they can assist you in assisting FOF.

  • FOF strives to create a board that represents the many populations in northeast Iowa. Which voice do you reflect from a racial, ethnic, geographic, economic, gender, and religious diversity standpoint?

  • Have you ever been convicted of a crime involving sexual assault or domestic violence, placed on a child abuse registry, or placed on a sex offender registry?