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Virtual Candlelight Vigil Elevating the Voices of Domestic Violence Survivors

October 27, 2020

October 26, 2020 - Des Moines, IA – October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) will elevate the voices of survivors through a virtual Candlelight Vigil.

Please join CFI in honoring domestic violence survivors. Hear guest speakers and survivors tell their stories. Find out how you can help in the effort to stop domestic violence.

Topic: CFI DV Candlelight Vigil
Time: Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 07:00 PM Central Time

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Meeting ID: 863 1498 1012

CFI’s Domestic Violence Services are based out of CFI’s Domestic Violence Shelter, a 62-bed facility offering safe shelter to individuals of any gender and age. Services include a local, toll-free crisis line staffed by certified domestic abuse advocates 24 hours a day; housing assistance in the form of rental and utility assistance for individuals building a new life after the trauma of abuse; outreach, advocacy, and education for survivors and the community in general; and support groups for individuals recovering from domestic violence in any of its forms.

Children & Families of Iowa assisted over 1,650 individuals trying to escape the dangers of domestic violence which they found themselves in last fiscal year alone. Safe shelter was provided to 433 individuals, of these 181 were children, and 6 were men.

About Children & Families of Iowa

Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families throughout Iowa. Headquartered in Des Moines with offices in Ankeny, Fort Dodge, Osceola and Ottumwa, CFI provides services, such as: domestic violence prevention and intervention, teen programs, family support, early childhood development, mental health and substance abuse. The organization’s mission is to restore hope, build futures and change lives. Visit www.cfiowa.org for more information.