Mothers Against Violence is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation in the State of Iowa.

Our mission is to aid in stopping Violence and Provide assistance and support to Victims of Violence.  Our purpose is: To prevent Violence by educating Parents and Youth on the Value of Life, Self, and Respect for Others.

We are vocal advocates that love our Community and will continue to push to make it a place where our children and families can grow safely by educating and equipping with peaceful knowledge and wisdom before and after a grieving period.

Calvetta Williams

Calvetta Williams


Where It All Started

My name is Calvetta Williams. In 2013, after the killing of a friend and another shortly thereafter, the vision was birthed to create the non-profit organization, Mothers Against Violence (MAV).
MAV is a 501 c3 organization whose mission is to aid in stopping violence, provide assistance & support to victims of violence. Our purpose is to prevent violence by educating parents and youth on the value of life, self, and respect for others.
Now a few years later, we are in our corporate office located at 699 Walnut Ave. Suite 400 located in Hub Towers, we have toured Ferguson, MO, Denver, CO Washington DC, and partnered with Moms Demand Action, Stop the Violence and Mayors Against Illegal Guns. In addition, MAV has held and/or attended numerous peace rallies, marches, camp outs, and community events including but not limited to Back to School events, Easter Egg Hunts, Victim Walks, and a Halloween Bash.
MAV was nominated for the Take Back the Night Award and recipient of the 2014 Red Cross Hero’s for the Heartland and 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King awards.

Contact us

Mothers Against Violence
699 Walnut Street, Suite 400
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Office: 515-724-5969
24hours: 515-556-0273

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm