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,” said Alta Medea-Peters, director of community engagement for DVIP. That myth, based on a number […]
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 governor said, “we must also recognize that home is not a safe place for all […]
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. […]
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 Eve, DVIP is accepting donations of toys and other gifts for its annual Holiday Store. […]
People will have a chance to drink good beer and eat good food while doing good on Tuesday night, when Big Grove Brewery and Tap Room partners with the Domestic Violence Intervention Program, to raise money for the Iowa City nonprofit that assists survivors of domestic violence.
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.
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. […]
This Sunday, Oct. 29, Alchemy Strength and Conditioning (2325 James St., Suite 6 and 7, Coralville) will be hosting a fundraiser for the Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) and the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) — two Iowa City organizations whose budgets have been hit hard by state and federal funding cuts. […]
The Domestic Violence Intervention Program will host its 19th annual Souper Bowl fundraiser this Thursday, Feb. 11. The event will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel (210 S. Dubuque St.). The cost of admission for the benefit ($25, or $15 for students) includes a take-home bowl of your choice, live music […]
From Oct. 1 to Oct. 22, the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) will host events in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, partnering with local organizations and businesses like Raygun, Hy-Vee, Lucky’s Market and the Iowa City Public Library. This year’s theme is “Bystander Intervention,” with DVIP programs set to educate the public on how […]