Safety and Housing Stability

Friends of the Family offers two essential programs in 14 counties across Northeast Iowa. The Safe Shelter & Rapid Rehousing Service program operates a traditional shelter facility, with 24-hour victim advocate support, and secured, locked doors and windows. The majority of their clients are fleeing domestic violence, and have significant barriers to safety, income stability, and housing. The Human Trafficking Comprehensive Services program serves survivors of labor and sex trafficking, most often referred by law enforcement who have come across victims during their investigations and “busts.” IWF has provided funding for their essential services previously.