Survivors of Homicide and Other Violent Crimes (SOHP)

The Survivors of Homicide and Other Violent Crimes programs provides foundational survivor resources. Staff and volunteers provide services to meet short and long term (aftercare) needs of survivors. Family Resources staff are available to respond to the crisis and meet with the survivors.

Within 72 hours of initial contact, one of the Violent Crimes Specialists will provide follow up care in the form that the survivor indicates most appropriate.

All services are client-led and meet the needs identified by the survivors.


Comprehensive Services

  • Crisis response
  • Safety planning
  • Immediate emergency housing needs
  • Emergency client assistance
  • Medical advocacy
  • Legal advocacy
  • Systems advocacy
  • Volunteer programming
  • Information and referrals


Short and Long Term Care

  • Support during trials that are occurring after a homicide or other violent crime
  • Holiday grief or support groups
  • Specializing support groups to children and teen survivors
  • Assistance understanding how trauma is affecting employment, school, and other relationships


Get Help

24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-866-921-3354

All calls are confidential. The Crisis Line serves Jackson, Clinton, Cedar, Scott, Muscatine and Louisa counties in Iowa.