Women's Organizations & Contacts

As the state office and commission representing women in Iowa, our goal is to serve as the state clearinghouse for women's organizations and resources for women. See below for a running list of organizations dedicated to women's issues in Iowa and around the U.S.

This list is always changing, so if you do not see an organization for women you believe should be listed or if the information you see needs to be updated, please e-mail us with the organization's information and we will add the information to this list.

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Iowa Organizations

4C's Community Coordinated Child Care Resource and Referral (Statewide)
50/50 in 2020
100+ Corridor for Women Who Care (Statewide)
100+ Women Who Care - Des Moines (Des Moines)

A.A.R.D.V.A.R.C. - Iowa Resources (Statewide)
Absotively You (A' You) (Polk County)
Al Éxito (Statewide)
American Association of University Women - Iowa (Statewide)
American Business Women's Association (ABWA) Greater Des Moines (Des Moines)
American Business Women's Association (ABWA) West Des Moines (West Des Moines)
Ask Family Resource Center (Statewide)

Business and Professional Women of Iowa (Statewide)
Business Record (LiftIOWA)

Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics (Statewide)
Cedar Valley Friends of the Family (Waverly)
Children and Families of Iowa - Family Violence Services
Chrysalis Foundation (Des Moines area)
Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (Sioux City)
Crisis Center and Women's Shelter (Ottumwa)
Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center (Adel)
Crisis Intervention Service (Oskaloosa)
Crisis Intervention Service (Mason City)
Crittenton Center (Sioux City)

Des Moines Women's Club (Des Moines)
Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) (Iowa City)
Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center (D/SAOC) (Fort Dodge)
Dubuque Community Domestic Violence Program (Dubuque)
Dress for Success (Statewide)

Family Crisis Center of NW Iowa (Sioux Center)
Family Resources (Domestic Violence Services) (Davenport)
Four Oaks (Smith Center) (Statewide - based in Cedar Rapids)
Friends of the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women (Statewide)

GFWC/Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs (Statewide)
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa (Statewide)
Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois (Eastern Iowa)
Girls on the Run (Eastern Iowa)
Girls Rock! Des Moines (Des Moines based; Statewide)

Helping Services for Northeast Iowa (Decorah)
Hills Family Resource Center (Dubuque)

Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED) (Statewide)
Iowa Association of Women Police
Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) (Statewide)
Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA) (Statewide)
Iowa Commission on the Status of Women (Office on the Status of Women) (Statewide)
Iowa Legal Aid (Statewide)
Iowa National Organization for Women (Iowa NOW) (Statewide)
Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education (IWHE) (Statewide)
Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys (IOWA) (Statewide)
Iowa State University Women's Club (Ames/ISU)
Iowa State University Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) (Ames/ISU)
Iowa Task Force for Young Women (Statewide)
Iowa Women in Agriculture (Statewide)
Iowa Women in Natural Resources (Statewide)
Iowa Women's Archives (Iowa City)
Iowa Women's Foundation (Statewide)
Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) (Statewide)

Junior League of Des Moines (Des Moines)

Latina Leadership Initiative (LLI) (Statewide)
Latinas Unidas por un Nuevo Amanecer (LUNA) (Statewide)
League of Women Voters of Iowa
Lutheran Services in Iowa (Statewide)

Margaret Sloss Women's Center (Iowa State University) (Ames/ISU)
Metro Women's Network (Des Moines)
Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa
Muscatine Center for Social Action (Muscatine)

National Association of Women Business Owners - Central Iowa (NAWBO-CI) (Central Iowa)
NISAA African Women's Project (Statewide)

Partnership for Safe Families (Cedar Rapids)
Phoenix House Domestic Violence Shelter and Sexual Abuse Program
(SW Iowa)
Polk County Crisis and Advocacy Services (Polk County)
Professional Women's Network, Inc. (Statewide)

Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP)
Riverview Center, Inc. (Dubuque)

Seeds of Hope (Grundy Center)
Social Action, Inc (Waterloo)
Stepping Stones Family Services (Malvern)

The Way Up (Statewide)

United Neighbors, Inc. (Quad Cities)
University of Iowa's Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program
(Iowa City/U of I)

Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families (Cedar Rapids)
Women Aware
(Sioux City)
Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) (Statewide/National)
Women's Connection (Quad Cities)
Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) (Iowa City)
Women's Studies Programs at Iowa Colleges and Universities

Young Women's Resource Center (Des Moines)
YWCA Burlington - Women's Resource Center (Burlington)

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National Organizations

100 Hispanic Women, Inc.
American Business Women's Association
Black Women's Health Imperative
Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP)
Center for Women Policy Studies
International Museum of Women
League of Black Women
Links, Inc.
MANA - A National Latina Organization
National Association of Black Social Workers
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (NACWC)
National Association of Commissions for Women (NACW)
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.
National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW)
National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233
National Latina Business Women's Association (LBWA)
National Organization for Women (NOW)
National Women's Business Council
National Women's History Project (NWHP)
Older Women's League
Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) International
Polaris Project
Small Business Administration
Stop Abuse for Everyone (SAFE)
Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN)
Women's Sports Foundation