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If you were directed to the Catherine McAuley Center or found us through an online search, we are grateful to be a resource. However, it is important to know that our Women’s Services program offers Transitional and Supportive Housing, and is not a crisis shelter or emergency hotline.

Community Resources

If you are in crisis, reference the resources below and call 911 if you are in immediate danger.


Waypoint coordinates all shelter beds in the community. For immediate shelter needs, call daily and leave a message if you are not connected right away.

▪ Shelter for single women and families with children.
▪ Phone: 319-366-7999
▪ Email:

Willis Dady Homeless Services
▪ Shelter for single men (18 and over) and families with children.
▪ Phone: 319-366-7999

Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you know is expressing thoughts of suicide, call 911 or consider calling the 24-hour confidential support line.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
▪ Phone: 988

Linn County Resources

Find a detailed list of more resources and support available in Linn County.


If you feel you are unsafe, please seek assistance.

Waypoint: Domestic Violence Victim Services Program
▪ Offers additional resources for those who are experiencing domestic violence. Contact the Domestic Violence Program for assistance.
▪ Phone: 319-363-2093

Friends of the Family
▪ Offers safe shelter and housing assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the following Iowa counties: Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Howard, and Jones.
▪ Phone: 319-352-0037 or 1-800-410-7233

Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP)
▪ Located in Iowa City, DVIP provides crisis intervention services to victims of domestic violence, including transportation to shelter.
▪ Phone: 319-351-1042
▪ 24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-373-1043

National Domestic Abuse Hotline
▪ Consider calling or texting the 24-hour confidential support line to speak with an advocate.
▪ Phone: 1-800-373-1043
▪ SMS: Text START to 88788