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Resources for those victimized by human trafficking

Human Trafficking (Find services or report a tip)

  • Iowa Helpline: 1-800-770-1650 or text "IOWAHELP" to 20121

  • National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 or text “233733”

  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC): 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678)


Emergency Shelter 

  • Friends of the Family

    • #319-233-3094


    • Providing safe shelter, confidential services, and housing assistance to individuals in crisis due to homelessness, domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

    • Located in Waverly, Iowa


  • Waypoint (Adults & Families)

    • #319-366-7999


    • Assisting people experiencing homelessness and connecting them to the most appropriate housing intervention.

    • For assistance:


  • Foundation 2 (Youth, ages 11-17)

    • #319-366-8797


    • Providing emergency shelter for youth experiencing a personal or family crisis which makes it necessary to temporarily live away from home.

    • 3015 12th Ave SW Cedar Rapids

Other Resources in Iowa

Get connected to a variety of resources: housing, clothing, food, child care, transportation, health care, family resources, counseling, substance recovery programs, financial assistance, and other basic needs.


  • 2-1-1

    • “United Way 211 is a free, confidential information and referral helpline and website serving 42 counties in Iowa.”


    • CALL: Dial 2-1-1

    • TEXT: Zip Code TO 898211


Other Resources in Linn County

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