Virtual Candlelight Vigil Elevating the Voices of Domestic Violence Survivors
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
Topic: CFI DV Candlelight Vigil
Time: Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 07:00 PM Central Time
Join Zoom Meeting
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.