Decorah Area Faith Coalition: (2001) was an interfaith group in the community that focused on such issues as: Free Clinic, Jail Ministry, Domestic Violence Prevention and Intervention, Housing Assistance, Mental Health First Aid, Social Service Triage, Food Pantry, and Assistance to Immigrants after the Postville Raid
When the Faith Coalition realized how long they would be involved with the immigrants from the Postville raid, they felt a need for an independent place & entity to carry on that work.
As a result, the Peace & Justice Center was created with the help many community members and area churches under the direction of Rev. Michael Blevins and Rev. David Vasquez.
Our microloan program for Guatemalan immigrants is our strongest ongoing program.
We have been in our current facility since January 2010.
In late October of 2017, Luther Grad Kai Hedstrom was hired as the Executive Director.
Please see this video for a brief history from co-founder, Mike Blevins.