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


Contact Us

Iris-Center 24-Hour Domestic Violence Response Hotline:

Main Office:
(225) 389-3001

Mailing Address:
PO Box 52809
Baton Rouge, LA 70892

Welcome to Iris Domestic Violence Center


Our mission is to empower survivors, prevent relationship violence, and promote justice for victims of domestic and dating violence, their children, and our communities. 


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



of our daughters, sisters, mothers, friends:
a commemorative candlelight vigil

Please join Iris Domestic Violence Center and Ms. Theolonius Gage to remember Yarnell Keon Gage, on the 7th anniversary of her death, and all victims of domestic violence homicide. We will gather to commemorate those lost to domestic and dating violence murder, offer support to their loved lones, and encourage our community to support victims and hold offenders accountable.


Monday, June 9, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

North Boulevard Town Sqaure, Baton Rouge
behind the Old State Capitol



With guest speakers Baton Rouge Chief of Police Carl Dabadie,
19th Judicial District Attorney Hillar C. Moore,
and additional dignitaries and survivors



Refreshments will be served following the vigil. 




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