Waypoint supplies shelter and maintenance to women and kids in crisis because of homelessness, residential violence, or sexual assault. It supplies quality child care to families of all socio-economic levels.

Contact Details

  City Cedar Rapids, IA
  Zip Code 52405
  Address 4141 Johnson Av NW
  Phone Number (319) 390-2941

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Over the years, Waypoint's services have evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of individuals, children, and families. Today, Waypoint offers a variety of proactive services and resources for those experiencing homelessness, poverty, or domestic violence. Since 1894, Waypoint has devotedly worked to improve the lives of those in need. Beginning with its birth as the Cedar Rapids chapter of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), Waypoint has specialized in empowering area women to improve their lives.

Impacting thousands of lives throughout seven Northeast Iowa counties each year, Waypoint's Domestic Violence Victim Services Program (DV Program) offers free, confidential services to domestic violence victims and survivors, as well as their families. Through a safety net of supportive services, the DV Program helps empower victims and survivors to safely move forward in their lives. According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence, every year 1 in 3 women in the U.S. are victims of domestic violence each year.

Waypoint's Child Care Program, KidsPoint, is built upon over 30 years of experience designed to offer high-quality early education to children from all backgrounds. KidsPoint is composed of two Learning Center and Preschools, 11 before/after school sites, and multiple Summer Day Camps. A Family Support Program is also offered to families who otherwise could not afford quality, licensed child care.

Utilizing a safety net of best practice, research-based approaches, Waypoint's programs aim to provide proactive solutions and stabilizing resources for those experiencing homelessness, poverty, and domestic violence, or needing affordable child care. Each year, Waypoint supports nearly 7,500 individuals each year, equipping them with the tools and resources they need to achieve stability and move forward in their lives.

Joe, a volunteer with Waypoint's Domestic violence Victims Services Program, was able to use his experience from his Human Resources career to help clients. In my career, I sought work that I felt was important and meaningful. I feel the same about my volunteer experience at Waypoint. I may be retired, but what I do at Waypoint is fulfilling, and I believe I can make a difference in the lives of the clients they serve. Sheena, a volunteer with Waypoint's Housing and Homeless Services, truly enjoys getting to know staff and clients.