Iris Domestic Violence Center is a local non-profit organization that provides housing as well as legal and career resources to individuals and families seeking to escape an abusive relationship. They have been serving the city of Baton Rouge for over 30 years, and now serve seven Louisiana parishes.
Almost 1 in 5 homicides and 70% of female homicides in Baton Rouge were the result of domestic violence in 2017. This unfortunate reality means that the need to get victims away from their abusers and into safe, temporary housing is greater than available facilities. Tipton has committed to work with Iris D.V. to help realize greater efficiencies in their facility as well as plan for improvements and expansion in the future.
We encourage you to please visit their website to donate and learn about other ways that you can join us in helping prevent domestic violence in our region. One great way to get involved is through their ‘adopt-a-room’ program, where businesses or compassionate groups can directly contribute to enhancing the lives of women and their families who have taken the brave step of leaving their abuser.
We’re excited to be collaborating with this important organization!