Creating a Community Free of Violence

Riverview Center provides sexual assault services in a 14 county Northeast Region of Iowa, as well as sexual or domestic violence services in Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties in Illinois. Our services are free regardless of biological sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, immigration status, English proficiency, race and/or ethnicity, incarceration status, disability or background. Riverview Center is a safe space.

Our History

In 1992, Vickie Gratton, the Galena Police Department Nurse, and Faye Clarke, a mental health therapist, witnessed gaps in the services available to sexual assault survivors in Jo Daviess County, resulting in a lack in prosecution and blatant disrespect. To provide better options for those in need, Vickie and Faye founded the basis for what was to become Riverview Center.

In June of 1992, a board of directors was formed with the guidance of the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA). The board voted to provide services in Jo Daviess County as Riverview Center. Between 1996 and 2005, Riverview Center’s services were expanded into Carroll County, Illinois, Dubuque, Iowa, and Delaware and Buchanan Counties to provide these crucial services for sexual assault survivors.

In 2010, Riverview Center was approached by CHOICES, the domestic violence services provider for Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties, to merge the two agencies’ operations. Riverview Center’s and CHOICES’ staff worked together as one agency to ensure continuity of services for domestic violence survivors in Northwest Illinois.

As of July 1, 2013, the state of Iowa shifted to a six-region model for the provision of sexual assault prevention and intervention services. Riverview Center was chosen to serve 11 additional counties in Northeast Iowa, including Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, Jones, Linn, and Winneshiek Counties.

As an agency, Riverview Center is unique in that we are the only agency in the 14 county Northeast Region of Iowa providing sexual assault services, and we are the only agency providing either sexual or domestic violence services in Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties in Illinois.

Our services are free regardless of biological sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, immigration status, English proficiency, race and/or ethnicity, incarceration status, disability or background. Riverview Center is a safe space. Our services are available to anyone affected by these crimes and their non-offending family members.

Our Locations and Staff

Administration

Gwen, Director of Development/Public Relations

Gwen, Executive Director
gwen@riverviewcenter.org
Serving Riverview Center since 2017

Coral, Grants & Publications Director

Coral, Director of Grants & Publications
coral@riverviewcenter.org
Serving Riverview Center since 2010

Renee Dieschbourg (2)

Renee, Clinical Director
reneed@riverviewcenter.org
Serving Riverview Center since 2016

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Director of Human Resources

Stacy K

Stacy, Fiscal Director
stacy@riverviewcenter.org
Serving Riverview Center since 2020

Emily Parker

Emily, Iowa Program Director
emily@riverviewcenter.org
Serving Riverview Center since 2020

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Courtney, Director of Development & Public Relations
courtneyc@riverviewcenter.org
Serving Riverview Center since 2021

Melody Kosobucki

Melody, Iowa Associate Program Director
melody@riverviewcenter.org
Serving Riverview Center since 2021

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  Sam, Director of Development & Public Relations
sam@riverviewcenter.org
Serving Riverview Center since 2023

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        Lori, Illinois Program Director
lori@riverviewcenter.org
Serving Riverview Center since 2022

Raechel, Preventionist

Raechel, Iowa Volunteer Coordinator
raechel@riverviewcenter.org
Serving Riverview Center since 2015

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        Sarah W, SART Coordinator
sarahw@riverviewcenter.org
Serving Riverview Center since 2019

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Jordan, IL Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator
jordan@riverviewcenter.org
Serving Riverview Center since 2020

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          Nora, Transitional Housing Coordinator
nora@riverviewcenter.org
Serving Riverview Center since 2019

Laurie VanOstrand

Laurie, Office Coordinator
laurie@riverviewcenter.org
Serving Riverview Center since 2022

Cedar Rapids

118 3rd Ave SE, Suite 500
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
319-540-0080
Serving Linn, Benton and Jones Counties

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Alyx, Sexual Assault Therapist
Serving Riverview Center since 2021

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Amanda, Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2022

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Ryan, Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2022

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Maddi, Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2022

Decorah

1014 South Mill St, Unit #3
Decorah, Iowa 52101
563-380-3332
Serving Allamakee, Chickasaw, North Clayton, Howard, North Fayette and Winneshiek Counties
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Lupita, Bilingual Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2018

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Mindy, Sexual Assault Therapist
Serving Riverview Center since 2019

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 Heather, Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2022

Dubuque

1789 Elm Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
563-557-0310
Serving Dubuque, Delaware and South Clayton Counties

Sarah S., Sexual Assault Therapist

Sarah S., Sexual Assault Therapist
Serving Riverview Center since 2006

 

Sarah McKenzie

Sarah M, Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2022

Jenny Fitzgerald

Jenny, Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2022

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Mason, Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2022

Waterloo

100 East Park Ave, Suite 250
Waterloo, IA  50703
319-939-9599
Serving Black Hawk, Buchanan, Bremer and Fayette Counties

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Desirae, Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2019

 

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Michelle A., Bilingual Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2021

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Brooke,  Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2022

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Hakima, Sexual Assault Advocate

Serving Riverview Center since 2022

Galena

11358 Industrial Park Drive Suite 2
Galena, IL 61036
815-777-8167
Serving Jo Daviess County

Megan F., Sexual Assault Therapist

Megan, Sexual Assault Therapist
Serving Riverview Center since 2016

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Allissa, Crisis Services Coordinator
Serving Riverview Center since 2019

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Arianna, Preventionist
Serving Riverview Center since 2019

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Karlene, Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2020

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Skylar, Domestic Violence Counselor
Serving Riverview Center since 2022

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Elyse, Sexual Assault Therapist & Domestic Violence Counselor
Serving Riverview Center since 2020

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Jaid, Domestic Violence Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2022

Mount Carroll

855 S Mill St., Suite 200
Mount Carroll, IL 61053
815-244-7704
Serving Carroll County

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Sarah E.  Sexual Assault Therapist
Serving Riverview Center since 2020

Liz Betzer

Liz B, Domestic Violence Counselor
Serving Riverview Center since 2022

Morgan Pannell

Morgan, Preventionist
Serving Riverview Center since 2022

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Sarah Z.  Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2022

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Adrienne, Domestic Violence Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2022

 

The Board

Eric Langston – President
AEGIS Law

Gina Weekley – Vice President
Central Rivers Area Education Agency

Erick Kephart  – Treasurer
Decorah Bank & Trust

Elaina Kempin – Secretary
Fairfax State Savings Bank

Bridget Goldbeck
Hughes & Tranel P.C.

 

 

 

 

Sam Glab
Morrison Brothers

Kelly Wenzelman 
Cottingham & Butler

Sarah Netolicky
Bankers Trust

Nicole Breitbach
Black Hills Energy

Lisan Adams 
FuturePlan at Ascensus

 

 

Community Partners

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Join Our Team

Interested in joining the staff here at Riverview Center? To volunteer, follow this link to fill out the volunteer application.  To see our current employment opportunities, visit the Employment Opportunities Tab under Support Us!

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