Catholic Charities Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program (formerly known as Phoenix House)

  • Free, confidential services by Certified Victim Counselors/Advocates for women, men & children regardless of age, race, sex, religion, economic status, immigration status, sexual orientation, or national origin
  • Victim service provider for Pottawattamie, Harrison, Mills, Fremont, Montgomery, Page, Cass, Audubon & Shelby counties in Southwest IA
  • 24 hour Crisis Line 888-612-0266 or 712-328-0266
  • Emergency Shelter 
  • Housing & Economic Advocacy- connection to benefits, services, and programs to find and maintain safe housing, stability & self-sufficiency
  • Hospital Response/Medical Advocacy- 24/7 response to all hospitals in 9-county service area
  • Criminal Legal Advocacy- assistance/accompaniment for police reports, investigative interviews, Project Harmony interviews, court proceedings
  • Civil Legal Advocacy- assistance/accompaniment for filing civil protection order applications and civil court hearings, support with DHS/CPS cases
  • Individual Counseling & Resources/Referrals for survivors and friends/family of victims/survivors
  • Human Trafficking services & professional/community training
  • Educational Support & Empowerment Groups
  • Prevention Education in local middle schools, high schools, and Iowa Western Community College
  • Clinical Counseling- to schedule in Council Bluffs call 712-328-3086

Heartland Family Services (Southwest Iowa, Sarpy County)

  • Individual Therapy (EMDR and trauma-certified therapists)
  • Case management
  • Co-occurring treatment for mental health and substance abuse
  • Safe haven domestic violence/sexual assault services & emergency shelter
  • Heartland Housing Sanctuary – crisis stabilization shelter for survivors of sex trafficking

Iowa Western Community College (Services for Students)

  • Free and confidential counseling with a licensed professional on the main campus in Council Bluffs
  • Assessment of safety and support in reestablishing safety on campus
  • Education on reporting options and procedures both on-campus Title IX investigations and/ or with local law enforcement
  • Prevention education and bystander intervention programming

Planned Parenthood

  • STI Screenings for domestic violence victims
  • Birth control
  • Confidentiality
  • Safety planning
  • In-person and telehealth medical services
Project Harmony (Children)
  • Forensic interviews
  • Pediatric medical exams
  • Family advocacy
  • Trauma-informed mental health crisis counseling

Lutheran Family Services

  • RSafe Therapy (Sexual Abuse Treatment) - individual, family and group therapy for individuals with problematic sexual behaviors and victims of sexual abuse. Classes also offered for parents and guardians

Women's Center for Advancement 

  • Confidential conversations with an advocate
  • Expert guidance to walk you through the various processes (legal, medical, etc.)
  • Licensed therapists provide free mental health care to clients in crisis
  • Free legal aid to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault (divorce, child custody, etc.)
  • Career services
  • Financial planning
  • Classes for a healthy you
  • Peer support