Iola’s Hope Unlimited Moves to New Home

Iola’s local sexual and domestic violence services provider Hope Unlimited moved locations in mid-September.

The move from the organization’s old quarters at 8 N. Washington Avenue will allow the organization more room to operate, noted Hope Unlimited’s Executive Director Dorothy Sparks.

“We’ll have twice as much square footage,” she said.

The organization now resides in the building that used to house the Iola Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF) office at 406 N. Buckeye Street.

Despite being vacant for more than two years since DCF closed this office location, Dorothy says the building was in good condition.

Volunteers helped prepare the building, including new paint and a new security system.

The organization will continue to have a visitation center for parents sharing custody of their children and a site for forensic interviews for child and youth abuse victims. Hope Unlimited’s off-site shelter continues to provide a temporary safe haven for battered individuals and their families.

Visit Hope Unlimited’s website at

This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-MU-AX-0006 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)’s mission is to prevent and eliminate sexual and domestic violence. Find more information on KCSDV’s website at

The 24-hour Kansas Crisis Hotline is 888-END-ABUSE (888-363-2287).


Last Updated on Oct 29, 2019