Safe Emergency Shelter

A Safe Place When You Need It Most

CFI’s Domestic Violence Program provides safe emergency shelter to survivors and their dependent children. The only dedicated domestic violence shelter in Polk and Warren Counties. We help survivors address their immediate safety needs and provide support and resources so they can begin to rebuild their lives.

A therapist is available onsite at the shelter. Therapists play a crucial role in helping domestic violence survivors overcome the trauma and heal emotionally. They provide a safe and supportive environment where experiences can be shared without fear of judgment or retribution. Therapists help survivors to identify and understand the patterns of abuse, enhance coping and self-care strategies, and build self-esteem and confidence. Ultimately, therapists can play a key role in helping survivors rebuild their lives and move forward toward a safer and brighter future.


Through therapy, I began to notice positive changes in my life inspired by new-found trust and self-confidence. I learned how to trust others and, most importantly, myself.

Mental Health Therapy
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Get in Touch — We Can Help

(Crisis Hotline) 515-243-6147. Calls are confidential and answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week by certified domestic violence advocates.

USDA Services

CFI partners with the Food Bank of Iowa to utilize USDA services.