Engaging Males

Engaging Males provides outreach, advocacy, and support to male survivors of violent crimes as well as engage other males in providing peer and mentor support and awareness on the role males can play in reducing and ending violence.

Comprehensive Services

  • Advocacy services
  • Peer support groups
  • Services for children/youth exposed to violence
  • Safety planning
  • Public awareness and awareness campaigns
  • Training and technical assistance to other providers
  • Transportation of clients
  • Mentoring
  • Case management
  • Emergency assistance
  • Information and referral
  • Volunteer coordination
  • Restorative justice
  • Economic empowerment services
  • Emergency assistance
  • Child protection/welfare advocacy
  • Housing assistance to male survivors of violent crimes

Flowers on the River

Engaging Males teamed up with the Elephant Club to put on the 6th annual Flowers on the River event in Rock Island on Thursday, June 15. The purpose of the event is to remember and recognize local women who have lost their lives to domestic abuse. Flowers are placed on the river as the woman's name is read aloud.

Interview with WHBF Local 4 News about Flowers on the River

The Elephant Club

The Elephant club is a group of ordinary men who will serve as positive role models for men, women, and children in our community. The men of club shall define their societal responsibility as men through love, care, and respect for women and children.

Get Help

24-hour crisis line: 1-866-921-3354

Engaging Males direct line: 1-563-468-2199

Des Moines Register article

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimate that one in six men has experienced “contact sexual violence” during his lifetime. The Des Moines Register ran an article in July 2017 sharing one man's story of coping after abuse, and dealing with the stigmas that affect male survivors of sexual abuse. 

Read the article here: This Iowa man was sexually assaulted. Now he's telling his story.


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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Contact us to find out how you can get involved in this month's events.