MONSOON UNITED ASIAN WOMEN OF IOWA

About Monsoon

Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa serves victims / survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities in Iowa. Monsoon’s mission is to end all forms of gender-based violence and build healthy communities through transformative justice and social change. The organization serves all 99 counties in the state. Monsoon’s programs include direct services, community outreach and education, violence prevention and technical assistance. Monsoon has two offices: in Des Moines and in Iowa City. The organization’s staff is composed of the executive director, the assistant director, five advocates, four interns and several on-call advocates. All staff members are multilingual and together speak 14 languages. Monsoon’s services are free and confidential.
Monsoon is also the fiscal agent for NAPIESV (National Organization of Asian Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence), which was formed in 2011 and funded by the OVW under the Technical Assistance Program.

Latest News!

New Iowa City Office!

We have a new Iowa City office space! Our new address is: Suite 18, Eastdale Plaza 1700 S. 1st Avenue, Iowa City, Iowa 52240

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July 14, 2017 0

Check out our Violence Prevention Program Blog!

Check out our Violence Prevention Program run by our youth interns! http://monsoonvpp.weebly.com/ http://monsoonvpp.weebly.com/gallery.html

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June 16, 2017 0

June 1st to June 10th, 2017: a weekly update

Last week, Monsoon’s staff presented at the National Sexual Assault Conference in Dallas, Texas.  Seth Backham and Itzel Padron-Zuniga, our youth coordinators, presented on “Experiences Developing Community-Based Violence Prevention Programs[…] Read more


June 11, 2017 0

Summer School of Youth Activism 2017

We are hosting the 2017 Summer School of Youth Activism – our 4th year! When?  June 27th to June 30th, 2017 Where? Networking Project, 855 42nd Street, Des Moines, Iowa This[…] Read more


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102

Survivors Served
from January 2017 to March 2017

1684

Total hours worked by staff working with victims/survivors

73

Victims/survivors are immigrants/refugees

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