Capital Area 24 hour Crisis Line: (225) 389-3001 or 1 (800) 541-9706

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Recent News


OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH 

55 Domestic Violence Fatalities In Louisiana September, 2015 – August, 2016

Take Back the Night

Louisiana Domestic Violence Fatality List, 2016

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August, 2016

Click here for a Messaged from the ED on the 2016 Historic Flooding in Louisiana

Louisiana: Critical Personal Protection Legislation for Domestic ...

Domestic violence advocates push for more funds, laws - Story

 


The 22nd Annual IRIS CHEF SHOW OFF - CANCELLED as of 2/1/2017

Event Flyer

This event has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled in 2018.

Great food, Live Entertainment, and a Silent Auction.



Holiday Book Drive!

You Can Help!


Domestic Violence Doesn't Take a Holiday!

Click for Information!

 


WAFB Interview with Lynne Medley-Long announcing the 20th Annual Women's Chef Show Off, March 26th at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino.

http://www.wafb.com/clip/11198437/community-women-chefs-show-off


Take the #50ShadesofGreen challenge and support   .

http://www.brstar.org/

 

    Week is March 8th - 14th!

I'll organize an activity or event, like an awareness event or local fundraiser!

I'd like to attend an event already going on in my area!


February 18, 2015

Stalked: 'I didn't feel like a whole woman, he took so much out of me'

http://www.wafb.com/story/28144495/stalked-i-didnt-feel-like-a-whole-woman-he-took-so-much-out-of-me


January 29, 2015

Public Service Announcent to play Super Bowl Sunday.

http://wvla.m0bl.net/r/22vetw


September 9, 2014
WBRZ2: Domestic homicide on the rise in Louisiana 
The Advocate: Louisiana climbs in the death rate of women at the hands of men


August 18, 2014
The Advocate: EBR prosecutors take new tack in domestic violence prosecutions 


August 14, 2014
FOX44: Vigil highlights new laws against domestic violence
WBRZ2: Domestic violence court to help convicts in Baton Rouge
Dozens gather at Capitol for domestic violence vigil


August 12, 2014
WRKF 89.3: Baton Rouge hosts the Monument Quilt 


June 10, 2014

The Advocate: Officials call for more resources to stop domestic violence
NBC33: Local leaders join mother of murder victim to pledge to stop domestic violence 


June 9, 2014
WAFB9: Local leaders, victim advocates bring attention to domestic violence 


May 8, 2014
NBC33: Local judges consider domestic violence court


April 24, 2014
WAFB9: Local ministry group rolls out fundraiser for benefit of domestic violence center


April 21, 2014
FOX44: Advocates say help is available for domestic violence victims 


April 19, 2014
WBRZ2: Family mourns loss during candlelight vigil 


April 18, 2014
The Advocate: BR Woodworkers Club donates desks to Iris 


April 2014
The Advocate: Slaying victim had warned about danger 


March 30, 2014
The Advocate: Women Chefs' Show Off 


March 28, 2014
The Advocate: Domestic violence topic for Newcomer's Encore 


October 15, 2013
 WAFB Editorial: Domestic Violence Awareness Month


October 14, 2013
The Advocate: "Take Back the Night raises abuse awareness" 

Contact Us


Iris-Center 24-Hour Crisis Hotline:
225-389-3001
1-800-541-9706 (toll free)

Main Office:
(225) 389-3002

Mailing Address:
PO Box 52809
Baton Rouge, LA 70892

Welcome to Iris Domestic Violence Center


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 1, 2017

 

Contact:

Lynne Medley-Long, Executive Director

Iris Domestic Violence Center

225-389-3002

 

IRIS CANCELS 2017 CHEF SHOW OFF FUNDRAISER TO REBUILD AND REORGANIZE AFTER FLOOD

 

Baton Rouge, LA -- The 22nd Annual Iris Chef Show Off, which was scheduled to be held on March 30, 2017 at the Belle Baton Rouge in Downtown Baton Rouge, will be cancelled due to the impacts of the recent flood.  All participating sponsors, chefs, table, ticket purchasers and auction donors will be contacted and refunded upon request.

 

“Iris was significantly impacted by the historic flood last August.  Our main shelter and one of our outreach offices were physically damaged, and simultaneously we have been experiencing a significant increase for domestic violence services.  This higher than usual demand for services is anticipated to last into the long-term recovery period forcing IRIS to adjust its short-term plans and prepare for a major reorganization to respond to the increase for domestic violence services post flood.  Our board and leadership agreed that an annual public event, which involves an extraordinary amount of planning and coordination, was not prudent at this time,” explained Lynne Medley-Long, Executive Director of IRIS.

 

Iris’ main shelter location will temporarily close for a period of 12-18 months to complete major renovations resulting from the flood.  The renovation project is expected to begin March 2017. Estimated costs for Iris’ main shelter renovation is approximately $750,000. Iris has secured funding for the main shelter renovation through FEMA, SBA and the Red Cross.

 

“When the main shelter closes temporarily for repair, IRIS will implement a new “Virtual Domestic Violence” service model that will consist of mobile domestic violence teams and provide temporary “safe house shelters” in various locations throughout our service area.  The Iris 24-hour Crisis Hotline will remain operational during this time, our contact information will remain the same and we will continue to update our website regularly,” said Long.

 



2016

Iris recieves Non-Profit of Excellence Award

from

The Louisiana Legislative Womens Caucus (LLWC)


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Survivor's Feedback




NEW BOARD MEMBERS - 2016


 

April 26, 2016

DAY AT THE CAPITOL 



LSU WOMENS CENTER

 Esprit de Femme Awards - 2016


 

Iris Adopt-A-Room Campaign 2016

Contact Amada Cowley, Associate Executive Director for More info.

225-389-3002 or acowley@stopdv.org

March 18, 2016

The 1st Adopt-A-Room Project

Completed by and Special Thanks to: Kimberlee Wells and NU Image Events and Design Company Cost: $1,000.00


 

 March 25, 2016

Walmart Easter Basket Donations


Mission:

 

To protect and empower survivors, prevent relationship violence, and promote justice for victims of Domestic Violence, their children and our communities. 

 

 Vision:

 

Iris will be a nationally recognized, high quality, cost effective model for providing domestic violence services. 

 

For more than 30 years, Iris Domestic Violence Center (formerly operating as CAFVIC/Battered Women's Program) has provided professional, compassionate, and empowering support to survivors of family violence and their children. All services are free and confidential. Services are offered to residential (in-shelter) as well as non-residential survivors. Iris Center serves the parishes of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, and East Feliciana.

 

If you need assistance, do not hesitate to call our 24 hour crisis line:

  (225) 389-3001 or 1 (800) 541-9706