Featuring Women’s Shelters in Iowa
Posted by Pat Grissom at January 6th, 2014
No one gets married thinking they will three months later start considering their options around divorce. That was not my mindset when I married, but three months later when my husband decided he was in love with someone else that’s exactly what I started looking at.
My book, Too Much Gold to Flush, The Gift of Infidelity, was one of the “diamonds” that came out of this abrupt change in my life. Initially I wanted to write it to lambast this man and show the world what a jerk he is, but it didn’t take me long to realize I was the fool who married him in the first place. At that point, I started looking at what my part had been – what attracted me to him, why I ignored the obvious indicator, and what I had to learn and gain from this experience.
I had just decided I would write Too Much Gold to Flush, The Gift of Infidelity when I knew with perfect clarity that I wanted it to benefit women’s shelters. The women they serve go through a fate much worse than I had endured. Most of them are not able to support themselves. Nor do they have the emotional support I found at that time.
Anyone that runs a shelter can tell you how expensive it is to keep their doors open. That’s another reason I wanted my book to benefit women’s shelters. One-half of the purchase price of Too Much Gold to Flush, The Gift of Infidelity goes to the women’s shelter that the purchaser designates. Click here to purchase a copy and designate which shelter you want to benefit.
The shelters I am featuring this week are in Iowa. This link: Iowa will take you to the page for Iowa on the Women’s Shelters, a nationwide directory of shelters for women. On their home page, you can either click on a map, enter a zip code, or scroll down to a list of states to find a location closest to you.
To check out information about the shelters in Iowa, click on the cities listed below:
- Burlington (1)
- Cedar Rapids (1)
- Clinton (2)
- Council Bluffs (1)
- Des Moines (4)
- Dubuque (2)
- Fort Dodge (1)
- Ottumwa (1)
- Sioux City (1)