How does sexual assault affect housing?

Sexual assault can affect a victim's housing for a variety of reasons. For example, if the perpetrator lives in the victim’s current home, it may be unsafe for the victim to remain in his or her home. If the assault occurred in the victim’s home or neighborhood, it may be to triggering for the victim to remain in that residence.


How can domestic and dating violence affect housing?

The National Network Against Domestic Violence cites domestic violence as the leading cause of homelessness for women and children in the United States. This homelessness is often due to the actions of the abuser, which can include:

  • Behaviors that get the victim kicked out of housing.

  • Preventing the victim from working, thereby holding all the financial resources.

  • Sabotaging the victim’s work and promotion opportunities. 

  • Making all the decisions of how the money is spent.

  • Withholding money or giving “an allowance”.

  • Creating debt on joint accounts.

  • Forcing the victim to commit crimes that result in the victim being denied employment or housing.


I am a LBGTQA+ survivor, are housing services still available to me?

YES! Crisis Intervention Services believes that ALL victims deserve support and assistance, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

I am a male survivor, are housing services still available to me? 
YES! Crisis Intervention Services believes that ALL victims deserve support and assistance, regardless of gender. 


Sexual Assault/Violent Crime Hotline: 1-800-270-1620 

Emergency Housing Hotline: 1-844-673-5499

Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-464-8340 (Provided by Family Crisis Center)

CIS is supported by United Way of Grinnell, Jasper, Mahaska and Marion Counties. 
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Non-Emergency Number - 641-673-0336 
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