Domestic Violence Hotline Marks 6-Months in Operation

Date posted - April 11, 2016

idvh-logoSioux Center, Iowa — An around-the-clock crisis hotline located in Sioux Center, is Iowa’s first statewide resource focused on domestic violence, and  is marking six months in operation.

Jessica Rohrs, director of the Iowa Domestic Violence Helpline, says the service is still growing and evolving to ensure everyone gets the assistance they deserve.

Since the helpline was launched in October, it’s taken more than six-thousand calls. March was the busiest month yet, with nearly 12-hundred calls.

Iowa-based convenience store chain Casey’s General Stores is launching a promotion this week, putting information about the helpline on gasoline pumps statewide.

In addition to domestic violence, other crimes the helpline deals with include: child physical abuse, stalking, sexual abuse, human trafficking, assault, burglary, elder abuse and more. The helpline is: 800-770-1650.

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