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Tomato mint and Tuscan tomato soup face off in DVIP’s 25th Souper Bowl

This year’s Super Bowl, pitting the Los Angeles Rams against the Cincinnati Bengals, will come down to field goals and who has the best kicker, according to Alta Medea-Peters, director of community engagement for the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP). […]

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Donate toys and other gift items to help the Domestic Violence Intervention Program brighten the holiday season for kids

All year round the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) provides support and advocacy services for victims and survivors of domestic violence, and each year at this time, it also helps brighten the season for children with its Holiday Store. “The […]

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Go grocery shopping on Saturday and support DVIP as it helps survivors of domestic violence

From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, grocery shoppers at all the Hy-Vees in Iowa City and Coralville, as well as the Fareway off Highway 6 (near Scott Boulevard), will have a chance to help the Domestic Violence Intervention […]

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The Domestic Violence Intervention Program cooks up a new recipe for their biggest annual fundraiser

The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) chose to reference the Super Bowl for their biggest annual fundraiser in an effort to set the record straight. “We wanted to debunk the myth that domestic abuse gets worse during the Super Bowl,” […]

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‘Home is not a safe place for all Iowans’: COVID-19 and social distancing create challenges for agencies that help abuse victims

Since community spread of COVID-19 was confirmed in Iowa on March 14, Gov. Reynolds has been encouraging people to stay at home to help keep themselves and others safe from the virus. But at her press conference on Wednesday, the […]

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Donate toys and other gift items to help the Domestic Violence Intervention Program make the holidays merry for kids

The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) provides support and advocacy services for victims and survivors of domestic violence all year long, at this time of year, it also help brighten the season for children with its Holiday Store. […]

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Donate gift items to help the Domestic Violence Intervention Program brighten the holidays for kids

All year round the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) provides support and advocacy services for victims and survivors of domestic violence, and each year at this time, it also helps its provide holiday cheer for children. From now until Christmas […]

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The issue of accountability

From the election of Donald Trump to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to a seat on the Supreme Court, I and other assault survivors have been deeply triggered and overwhelmed by recent and ongoing national rhetoric. Kavanaugh’s angry denial of all impropriety — except the occasional overuse of beer — was perhaps the most disheartening aspect of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the allegations against him, during which his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, recalling her assault decades ago, was dignified and credible.
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Shop Hy-Vee, assist families at DVIP

During the past week, with Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination has dominated the news, a lot of people have felt a combination of burning anger and frustration over the treatment of women in our country, and have been looking for a way to channel those feelings into something positive. There will be a chance to do just this weekend, and all you have to do is go grocery shopping. […]

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Dear Kiki: I recently left my abuser. Is it safe to use Tinder?

Questions about love and sex in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area can be sent to dearkiki@littlevillagemag.com (queries can also be sent anonymously using this form). Questions may be edited for clarity and length, and may appear either in print or […]

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Iowa lawmaker explains why she wants to make it harder for victims of domestic and sexual abuse to get protective orders

During a meeting with constituents on Saturday, Rep. Sandy Salmon claimed the two bills she introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives this month that would make it harder for victims of domestic and sexual abuse to get temporary protective orders were just attempts to “explore some options that curb abuses in the system.” […]

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Iowa lawmaker wants to make it harder for domestic and sexual violence victims to get protective orders

Two bills recently introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives would make it harder for victims of domestic and sexual abuse to get temporary protective orders. Both bills, HF 2214 and HF 2246, were both introduced by Rep. Sandy Salmon, a Republican from Janesville. She is also currently the sole sponsor of both bills. […]

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