• Serving Lucas, Mahaska, Keokuk and Marion Counties
  • Serving Lucas, Mahaska, Keokuk and Marion Counties
  • Serving Lucas, Mahaska, Keokuk and Marion Counties

CIS Mission and Vision

CIS providesservices forfour-countiesin Iowa

The mission of Crisis Intervention Services is to provide support, resources, and hope for a better future to persons affected by domestic abuse, sexual assault, and other crises. CIS believes that everyone has the right to freedom from violence and oppression. We commit ourselves to this vision through intervention, prevention, and education and offer our services 24/7 every day of the year to our region. CIS is a nonprofit organization supported by local, state and federal grants and donations from individuals, organizations and corporations in our community. We recognize that to be successful, community involvement and awareness are essential. Crisis Intervention Services is also supported by United Way and the four counties in which we work.

Crisis Intervention Services believes in social, political, and economic equality of the sexes, as individuals and within intimate relationships. We believe that violence, including domestic abuse, sexual assault, and other crimes results from the use of force or threats to achieve and maintain control over others in intimate relationships, and from societal abuse of power and domination based on gender, race, sexual orientation, class, religion, disability, age, and other oppressions. We recognize that the abuses of power in society perpetuate conditions which condone violence against women and children. These oppressions cannot be separated from our mission, for the oppression of one is the oppression of all.

Wish List

  • BabiesBaby Wipes, Diapers, “Snugli”-type baby carriers, baby aspirin, baby shampoo/lotion, diaper rash cream, baby powder, soft blankets and head caps.
  • ChildrenCombs, small brushes, crayons, markers, flash cards, coloring books, notebooks, construction paper, educational workbooks/ DVD’s.
  • AdultsHair brushes, resume/educational/recreational books, shampoo/conditioner, larger blankets, deodorant, feminine products, toothbrushes/paste.
  • Household/PaperDryer sheets, dish and laundry detergent, towels/washcloths, light bulbs (60-watt max/”green” preferred), pillows, paper towels, toilet paper.
  • OtherGift Cards to WalMart/CostCo/Family Dollar, cold medicines, antibiotic meds/band-aids, ibuprofen, bleach, DVD’s for all ages, batteries, cell phones for 911 use.
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