Call for Art from LGBTQIA Latine/x/o/a Artists!

Friday, April 22, 2022
RVAP is hosting an art show centered on the experiences of Iowa based LGTBQIA Latine/x/o/a survivors. Any medium is acceptable. Artists should choose one or more of the following topics to focus on:

Workshop: Stand Tall, Sit Powerfully

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Date: Saturday, April 30th
Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Location: All The Way Up Studio, 2910 Stoner Ct. #6, North Liberty, IA 52317

The Rape Victim Advocacy Program and All The Way Up Studio are proud to partner up during Sexual Assault Awareness Month to provide a free dance workshop for survivors. Participants will have the chance to reconnect with their bodies and gain confidence through movement and dance. They will also learn how to integrate the use of props, like chairs and bandanas, in their movement (these items will be provided by the studio). No previous dance experience is required.

Support Group: Moving Toward Wholeness

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25. 7pm-8:15pm, at RVAP 108 River St

Moving Toward Wholeness is a guided dance/movement experiential four-week series for those who have experienced trauma and are looking for a trauma-informed caring space to explore their ongoing healing. Participants will use free-form dance/movement, a modality that encourages following one’s personal body rhythms (not steps to a routine), with a reflective inward focus to explore key topics of Safety, Resilience, Transformation, and Integration.
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For an RVAP advocate, call our 24-hour local crisis line at 319-335-6000 or 1-800-228-1625.

For a statewide advocate or referral to resources in your area, call the 24-hour Iowa Victim Service Call Center at  1-800-770-1650 or text ‘IOWAHELP’ to 20121.

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Our volunteers are integral to the work that we do.

RVAP offers volunteer positions in direct service (in person and crisis line advocacy), prevention (UI campus or Johnson County community), our rural service area (Cedar, Iowa, Des Moines, Henry, Lee, Washington, & Van Buren Counties), and in our Queer Health Advocates Program (which has a separate application).

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Scared of the doctor? We'll go with you.

Queer Health Advocates are trained volunteers who accompany and advocate for members of the community who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, aromantic, queer, or questioning during medical appointments. Queer Health Advocates help their clients navigate the healthcare system and and get the care they deserve. All our services are free and confidential.