Domestic Abuse Housing & Sheltering

Home Services Domestic Abuse Housing & Sheltering

Victim Shelter Services

For survivors of domestic assault, making the decision to get out of an abusive relationship can be difficult and dangerous. But when that decision is made, it's critical that victims of domestic violence have a place to go to where they can feel safe and secure.

Friends of the Family offers shelter services to residents of 14 Iowa counties, including:

  • Allamakee
  • Bremer
  • Benton
  • Buchanan
  • Black Hawk
  • Chickasaw
  • Clayton
  • Delaware
  • Dubuque
  • Fayette
  • Howard
  • Jones
  • Linn
  • Winneshiek

Confidential Emergency Shelter Services

The Friends' House Emergency Safety Shelter is a 21-bed facility that is staffed by certified victim advocates at all times. This shelter is in a confidential location and is a secure facility that features coded doors and an advanced security system to prevent anyone from entering the facility who shouldn't be there.