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Board of Supervisors learn of new county victim services program

June 15, 2014
By Joyce Wiese - News-Herald Correspondent , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

On Monday, June 9, the Tama County Board of Supervisors, Dan Anderson, Kendall Jordan and Larry Vest visited with Sue Tufte, advocate for Marshall and Tama Counties for Victim Services and Angie Shreck who is with Access a new victim service association in Tama County.

They said Access (Assault Care Center) arose from the need to confront and combat the issues of sexual assault and domestic violence. The agency began in 1973 in Story County.

Originally this was a rape crisis center, and then services were expanded over the years to include a 24-hour crisis hotline and shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. In 1981 they opened their first shelter facility, a place where survivors and children could share a safe environment and more readily receive the services their growing staff and volunteers were ready to provide. ACCESS continues a domestic abuse program, a sexual assault program and a shelter.

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Tama County Board of Supervisors (l-r) 1st District Larry Vest, 2nd District Kendall Jordan, 3rd District Dan Anderson.
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ACCESS services are free and confidential. The business office phone number is 515-292-0500. Crisis lines for Sexual Abuse services is 1-800-203-3488, Domestic Abuse Services 1-855-983-4641 and Shelter services at 1-888-696-2980.

For more information they can be contacted at

In other business a 15 percent assessment was set for Drainage District No. 1 in Tama County. No assessment was made for District No. 3 and District No. 1 was dissolved.

The assessment is for Fiscal year 2015.

Claims approved for payment covering the past week totaled $269,548.

Next week supervisors will meet on Tuesday instead of Monday at 9:30 a.m.



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