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Against Abuse, Inc.

Contact numbers: (520) 836-1239
DV shelter - 24-hour line (520) 836-0858
Children shelter - 24-hour line (520) 421-0767

Against Abuse, Inc. is a private non-profit social service agency that has been involved in issues affecting individuals and families since October 1981. The agency’s victim services consist of a domestic violence shelter and transitional house for women and their dependent children (providing individual and group counseling and support, case management and advocacy), two shelters for abused children from birth to age 18 (providing individual and group counseling, case management and advocacy) and outpatient treatment services.


Arizona’s Children Association – Riverside Shelter

Contact number: (520) 622-7611
website: www.arizonaschildren.org

Founded in 1912, as our state’s first orphanage, today the primary mission of Arizona’s Children Association (AzCA) is to provide each child with a healthy family environment on a permanent basis. AzCA;s Riverside Shelter is a 10-bed facility licensed by and contracted with DES to provide short-term physical care of children who have experienced a disruption in their living situation until a more permanent placement can be made. The shelter was established in 1995 and serves approximately 40 boys ages 5-17 each year from Pima and Cochise counties. In addition to providing care and supervision in a homelike setting, the staff at Riverside Shelter also assures adequate clothing, prepares nutritious meals, ensures appropriate educational and social recreation activities, and provides transportation to appointments. The shelter serves as a safe haven for children who have generally been victims and/or witnesses to abuse and neglect in their own homes.


Casa de Los Ninos

Contact number: (520) 624-5600
TTY (520) 884-5010

The mission of Casa de los Ninos is the prevention, intervention and treatment of child abuse and neglect by providing comprehensive residential shelter care for child victims of crime: supportive health, education, and outreach services, and advocacy on behalf of children and families. Casa was founded in 1973 as the nation’s first crisis nursery and added resiliency programs in 1996.

Casa’s Residential Shelter Care Program serves physically and sexually abused children from birth through eight in Pima County and services are provided 24/7. In addition to three meals, three snacks, and a warm bed, the residents also receive 24-hour nursing care, crisis counseling, educational assistance, and case management services. All children receive developmental assessments and delayed children receive remedial intervention. Casa de los Ninos is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services and they were presented with the National Services Award to Victims of Crime for 2000.


Child Crisis Center - East Valley, Inc.

Contact number: (480) 969-2308

The Child Crisis Center is a community based, grassroots, non-profit agency incorporated in 1981. The agency grew rapidly because of the need for services for abused children and the original seven shelter beds has expanded to 42 beds. The Center’s programs focus on the children in care and the needs of the parents through counseling, parenting, and support groups. There are no fees attached to any services provided by the Center.


Childhelp USA

Contact number: (602) 271-4500

Located in central Phoenix, the Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona opened in 1998 to offer compassionate, effective services for abused and neglected children under the age of 18 from throughout Arizona. The on-site collaboration of six public/private agencies provides services for the interview, examination, disposition, and treatment of abuse victims, as well as pursuing offender prosecutions. Partnering agencies include St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, the Phoenix Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit, Arizona Department of Economic Security, CPS, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, and the Attorney General’s Office.


Children's Advocacy Center

Contact number: (602) 369-8845
(Referrals are limited to W.T. Machan School at (602) 381-6120 x 2259)

The Family Habitat Garden Project, established by the Children's Advocacy Center in 1998, is an innovative school-based program that provides early identification, assessment, and treatment for children who are victims and witnesses of family or community violence. The project, currently located at W. T. Machan School in the Creighton School District, targets a critically underserved population of child crime victims who would not otherwise access services due to social, economic and cultural barriers. Children receive individual, trauma-specific therapy and also participate in groups that are designed to develop resiliency, adaptive coping and social competency. Garden-based therapeutic activities develop resiliency and build positive relationships. The long-term goal of the project is to expand school-based services throughout Maricopa County.


Crisis Nursery

Contact number: (602) 273-7364 – 24/hour

Founded in 1977, Crisis Nursery’s mission is the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. In the last 25 years nearly 12,000 child victims have found safety, nurturance, and supportive services through the programs of Crisis Nursery. Located in central Phoenix, Crisis Nursery Shelter Program has no geographic restrictions and services are provided both to children in the custody of CPS as well as to parents temporarily unable to care for their children. Services include a 24-hour hotline, information and referral, food, clothing and shelter for children, health care, case management, child development, educational and speech programs, crisis intervention and counseling, follow-up services, and advocacy.


HomeBase Youth Services

Contact numbers: Administrative Offices/Residence (602) 263-7773
Outreach Center (602) 254-7777
Hotline: (888)254-HBYS (254-4297)

HomeBase Youth Services provides a range of services to homeless and runaway youth. These services include: runaway prevention, family reunification and referral for counseling, van outreach services and crisis intervention for victims of abuse on the streets, drop-in center services providing basic needs to youth, intervention and referral, a transitional living program for victims 18 to 21 years of age, follow-up and aftercare. HomeBase Youth Services is committed to providing quality service to youth to end the cycle of homelessness and exploitation of youth living on the streets of Arizona.


Interagency Council

Contact number: (928) 453-5800

The Interagency Council is a non-profit social service agency providing a wide array of services to victims, including 24-hour crisis intervention, court advocacy for initial appearances, status hearings, obtaining orders of protection and hearings if requested, referral and resource information, emergency shelter, transitional housing, individual and group counseling, family counseling and children’s groups. Also, through the 24-hour crisis line, domestic violence counselors are available by pager to assist with emergency situations.


Jewish Family & Children’s Services

Contact number: (520) 795-0300

Project Safe Place (PSP) is a program of Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Southern Arizona, Inc. that began in 1996. PSP is a gender-specific, multi-faceted community-based outpatient program that provides intensive individual, group and family counseling, case management, parent education, and mentoring for girls, ages 8-18, who have sexual and/or physically abused, and their families.

The program mission is to help victims of abuse and their families understand their traumatic experiences, and how these impact emotional, behavioral and family functioning. PSP facilitates healing and recovery from the damaging effects of traumatic experiences by: identifying and building upon individual and family strengths to enhance coping skills and resiliency, promoting positive social functioning through improved decision-making, including expanded options for managing feelings and behavior, and creating a healthy support network.


Northland Family Help Center

Contact number: (928) 774-4503

Northland Family Help Center provides shelter care and counseling for victims. A 14-bed shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence provides safe short-term residence, advocacy, counseling, and education. A separate 14-bed children’s shelter offers short-term residential care, counseling and case management for children 0-18 who are victims of child abuse, neglect, homelessness and other family crises. These services are free. Individual and group treatment and advocacy is provided for adult and child victims of sexual assault or abuse and other forms of family/relationship violence. A batterers intervention program includes counseling groups for family members.


Southern Arizona Child and Family Advocacy Center (SACAC)

Contact number: (520) 319-5511

SACAC grew out of a community response in which over 65 individuals representing various agencies and governmental units gathered to improve the community response for victims of child maltreatment. Since these meetings in 1995, the primary focus of SACAC has been to reduce trauma to children. SACAC provides a child-friendly environment and coordinated child and family interviews, forensic exams for physical and sexual abuse, investigation, mental health treatment referrals, victim advocacy, crisis intervention, a case tracking system, prevention and intervention, training, and prosecution efforts. As part of the strategy for providing these services, the Multidisciplinary Team (comprised of law enforcement personnel, doctors, child protective workers, prosecutors and social workers) integrates knowledge and experience into a comprehensive response. In Fiscal Year 2001-2002, over 2,400 child victims were served throughout five counties in Southern Arizona.


West Valley Child Crisis Center

Contact number: (623) 848-8863

West Valley Child Crisis Center provides temporary shelter and supervision for children who are victims of, or at risk of, abuse, neglect, or abandonment. The program offers a safe, nurturing, homelike environment staffed by quality care providers. West Valley Child Crisis Center interacts with the community to increase awareness and prevention of child abuse. This program is able to shelter 15 children ages birth through 8 at two west valley locations. West Valley Child Crisis Center is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 

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