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

Joey Taylor, Riverview Center

Joey, Executive Director
joey@riverviewcenter.org
Serving Riverview Center since 2017

Anne Heim - Riverview Center

Anne, Program Director (Illinois)
anne@riverviewcenter.org
Serving Riverview Center since 2008

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Gwen, Program Director (Iowa)
gwen@riverviewcenter.org
Serving Riverview Center since 2017

Coral-Jablonsky

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

Stacy K

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

Dana Fessler - Riverview Center

Dana, Director of Human Resources
dana@riverviewcenter.org
Serving Riverview Center since 2018

Emily Parker

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

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

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

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Alicia, Regional SART Coordinator
aliciaw@riverviewcenter.org
Serving Riverview Center since 2020

Raechel, Preventionist

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

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Kelly, Clinical Director
kellys@riverviewcenter.org
Serving Riverview Center since 2020

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Jordan, Office Coordinator
jordan@riverviewcenter.org
Serving Riverview Center since 2020

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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Mandy, Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2019

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Nora, Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2020

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Alyx, Sexual Assault Therapist
Serving Riverview Center since 2021

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Hannah, Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2021

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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Mindy, Sexual Assault Therapist
Serving Riverview Center since 2019

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Sarah, Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2019

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Lupita, Bilingual Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2019

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

 

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Ebony, Sexual Assault Therapist
Serving Riverview Center since 2021

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Justin, Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2019

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Karlene, Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2020

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Elyse, Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2020

Waterloo

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

Beverly, Sexual Assult Therapist
Serving Riverview Center since 2018

Rosario, Sexual Assault Advocate for Marginalized Populations

Rosario, Bilinugal Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2018

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Desirae,  Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2019

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Melody, Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2021

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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Renee, Domestic Violence Counselor
Serving Riverview Center since 2016

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Cathy E, Sexual Assault Therapist & Domestic Violence Counselor
Serving Riverview Center since 2009

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Sarah, Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2019

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Allissa, Crisis Services Coordinator
Serving Riverview Center since 2019

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Arianna, Preventionist
Serving Riverview Center since 2019

Mount Carroll

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

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Kelly, Sexual Assault Therapist
Serving Riverview Center since 2020

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Dawn, Domestic Violence Counselor
Serving Riverview Center since 2019

Tammy Huenefeld - Riverview Center

Tammy, Domestic Violence Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2017

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Sarah E.  Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocate
Serving Riverview Center since 2020

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Liz, Preventionist
Serving Riverview Center since 2020

The Board

Sam Glab – President
Morrison Brothers

Nicole Breitbach-Vice President
Black Hills Energy

Lisan Adams – Treasurer
Dubuque Bank & Trust

Erick Kephart  
Decorah Bank & Trust

Eric Langston
Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC

Michael Fleming
University of Northern Iowa

Dr. Hesper Nowatzki, DNP, FNP-BC
Optum Housecalls

Kelly Wenzelman 
Cottingham & Butler

Sarah Netolicky-Secretary
Bankers Trust

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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