IOWA NATIONAL GUARD
Prevention and Response Office
The Iowa National Guard Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Office is committed to eliminating instances of sexual assault and assisting members of the Iowa National Guard who are survivors of sexual assault through the reporting, care, investigation and adjudication process.
If You Have Recently Been Sexually Assaulted or if
This is an Emergency Situation:
Go to a safe location away from the attacker and call 911.
For Support and Assistance:
You may contact the Iowa National Guard Sexual Assault Response Coordinator at 515-473-4355 or you may contact the Department of Defense SafeHelpline at 877-995-5247 or a method listed below:
Department of Defense
SafeHelpline: Sexual Assault Support for the DoD Community
Safe Helpline provides live, confidential help through a secure instant-messaging format at SafeHelpline.org. The website also contains vital information about recovering from and reporting a sexual assault.
Safe HelpRoom is a group chat service that will allow sexual assault survivors in the military to connect with one another in a moderated and secure online environment at SafeHelpline.org.
Safe Helpline also provides live, confidential help over the phone — just call 877-995-5247.
The Telephone Helpline staff can even transfer callers to installation/base Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Coordinators, Military OneSource, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and civilian sexual assault service providers.
Safe Helpline App
The Safe Helpline Mobile App (for iOS or Android) allows sexual assault survivors in the military to create a customized self-care plan and connect to resources from anywhere in the world.
You can use the self-care exercises and information in the app whenever you’d like. Your personalized plan will be stored only on your mobile device so it will remain completely confidential. Once you download the app, you don’t need an internet connection to use it.
||Text for Info
Safe Helpline can provide you with referrals by text to your mobile phone. You can text your zip code, installation/base name to 55-247 (inside the U.S.) or 202-470-5546 (outside the U.S.), and Safe Helpline will text back contact information for the SARC on your installation/base and other resources available on and off base.
*Message and data rates may apply.