| DOMESTIC VIOLENCE-SHELTERS, SAFEHOMES, SERVICES
Administration of Resources of Choices (ARC)
Contact number: (520) 327-2665
Crisis Line: (520) 566-1919
TTY: (520) 623-9577
ARC has been in Pima County since 2000, and provides 24/7 crisis services, emergency shelter, counseling, advocacy financial assistance, case management and other supportive services to elder victims (55+) of crime.
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.
Ama Doo Alchini Bighan, Inc., “Preventing and Healing Domestic Violence”
Contact numbers: (928) 674-8314 or (928) 674-8309.
After 5 p.m. and weekends call Chinle Indian Hospital (928) 674-7001. Ask for the Emergency Room and the ADABI on-call person.
Ama Doo Alchini Bighan, Inc. (ADABI) is a non-profit, community-based program offering 24-hour crisis counseling and advocacy to victims and families of domestic violence. ADABI’s after hour crisis services and safe homes are provided by local trained volunteers who are accessed through the Chinle Hospital. ADABI services also include Navajo traditional healing, support groups, an outreach program, community education, referrals, and a community domestic violence task force.
Another Way - Page Task Force Against Domestic Violence
Contact number: (928) 645-5300
Page Task Force Against Domestic Violence (Another Way) was organized to reduce the incidence of domestic violence in the Page area and to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with advocacy, education, and shelter. The program operates a 10-bed shelter providing all necessities while in shelter. Also provided are legal and lay advocacy, coordinated services with DES, victim/witness services, job placement services, FEMA, WIC, JTPA, Kaibeto social services, legal aid, Tuba City social services, and others. A thrift store was opened in January of 1999 to provide operating resources to Another Way. Clothing and household items are also provided to those in need who are referred from other social services agencies.
Apache Behavioral Health Services
Contact numbers: (928) 338-4811
The Apache Behavioral Health Services Victims of Crime Unit has existed on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation since 1992 to increase awareness of how domestic violence and child abuse were destroying many lives and families on the reservation. The program provides services to victims of domestic violence, child physical and sexual abuse, rape, and other violent crimes. The program provides victims with advocacy services, assistance in working with the legal and law enforcement entities, Apache translation services, transportation to and from shelter homes, and counseling.
Area Agency on Aging, Region One
Contact number: (602) 264-2255
The Area Agency on Aging strives to secure, promote, and provide essential services to enhance the quality of life in a diverse and changing society. The Agency plans, develops and coordinates services for seniors in Maricopa County who are 60 years of age or older, and for adults (18-59 years) with disabilities and who have long-term care needs. Weekly support groups for older women who are victims of domestic violence are available by calling the agency’s senior HELP LINE (264-HELP). Emergency housing and crisis intervention services are available. Other services by the Area Agency on Aging which may assist older victims of domestic violence include home and community based services, Benefits Assistance Program, AGE WORKS and Elder-Vention (a depression and suicide prevention program).
Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Contact numbers: (800) 782-6400
TTY (602) 279-7270
The Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence was founded in 1980 as a grassroots coalition of domestic violence service providers committed to working for and with battered women to eliminate domestic violence in Arizona. The legal advocacy hotline is available statewide to any victim or survivor of domestic violence and to supportive friends/family, co-workers, and others. seeking telephone-based legal advocacy. Hotline staff provide information about Arizona’s legal systems and explain legal processes, procedures and alternatives, as well as any possible resources in the caller’s community. Hotline staff also provide domestic violence/legal advocacy-specific technical assistance to professionals working with or on behalf of victims and survivors of domestic violence.
Brewster Center Domestic Violence Services
Contact numbers: Outreach and Advocacy (520) 881-7201
Crisis Line: (877) 472-1717
TTY (520) 622-6347 & 746-1501/(Spanish)
The mission of the Brewster Center is to provide safety through shelter, education, advocacy, counseling, and prevention for victims/survivors of domestic violence and to take an active role in the elimination of relationship violence within our community. Established in 1961 as a home for unwed mothers, the Brewster Center became a domestic violence program in 1982. Presently, we offer two shelter programs, advocacy, educational counseling, transitional housing, and children’s services. Advocacy services include safety planning, help with orders of protection, assistance with belongings retrieval, legal advocacy, and information and referral. All services are offered in English and Spanish.
Catholic Community Services of Cochise County
Forgach House Domestic Crisis Shelter
Contact number: (520) 458-9096
Forgach House in Sierra Vista provides a 24-hour hotline, shelter, food, counseling and case management services to victims of domestic violence. House of Hope in Douglas provides crisis intervention, counseling, and food and shelter to victims of domestic violence.
Catholic Community Services in Western Arizona
Contact numbers: (928) 341-9400 (877) 440-0550
Safe House, Yuma’s only domestic violence shelter, has the capacity to shelter six adults and their children at any one time. In addition to emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence; Safe House provides transitional housing, individual and group counseling for both the victim and their children, out-patient crisis counseling, victim advocacy including assistance with orders of protection, sexual assault and counseling.
Centro de Amistad
Contract number: (480) 839-2926
Centro de Amistad’s “I’tom Plan de Pas” is a coalition started on a volunteer basis in 1997. It meets quarterly to increase involvement, awareness, and advocacy for the victims and issues of domestic violence/sexual assault in the Indolatino community of Guadalupe and the East Valley. The program currently oversees weekly bilingual domestic violence support groups, a small volunteer safe home network, arrangements for transportation and food boxes, information and referrals, and sweat lodge ceremonies. The program sponsors a unique community education tool, the “House of Horrors” – a domestic violence exhibit permanently located in Guadalupe.
Chicanos Por La Causa - De Colores
Contact number: (602) 269-1515
De Colores is a 24-bed shelter for women and their children who are forced to flee from their homes due to domestic violence and other violent crimes. De Colores has a fully bi-lingual, bi-cultural staff that works directly with monolingual Spanish speaking people.
Some of the services offered are:
24-hour hotline/referral services
Shelter from 45 to 90 days for crisis situations
Transitional housing from 3 to 18 months
Group counseling for both mothers and children
Individual counseling for both mothers and children
Educational field trips
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc.
Contact numbers: Phoenix shelter: (602) 944-4999
Scottsdale shelter: (480) 481-0402
Outpatient counseling: (602) 955-9059
Chrysalis Shelter has emergency crisis shelters in Phoenix and Scottsdale which provide safety for over 1,100 women and children each year; a transitional housing program where women and children can stay for up to 2 years; and out-patient counseling. Educational programs for valley schools are also offered.
Colorado River Regional Crisis Shelter
Contact numbers: 928-669-8620 (888) 499-0911
The Colorado River Regional Crisis Shelter was established in 1997, in Parker, Arizona. The facility houses a 19-bed facility that provides shelter for 10 family units. Construction is underway to open transitional housing facilities. Shelter services include crisis intervention, case management, counseling for women and their children, advocacy and education, all based on an empowerment model. Expansion efforts are underway to open transitional housing and to enhance and expand advocacy services for victims of sexual assault.
Jewish Family and Children’s Services
Contact number: (480) 994-8477
In 1998, Jewish Family and Children’s Services created Shelter Without Walls, an innovative transitional support program for victims of domestic violence. The program is designed to address a need in the community for services to women, both with and without dependent children, who are seeking to break free from domestic violence and establish self-sufficiency. Shelter Without Walls serves the greater Phoenix metropolitan area and provides comprehensive case management, individual and group therapy, specific financial assistance, and aftercare follow-up.
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.
Kingman Aid to Abused People (KAAP)
Contact numbers: (928) 753-6222
24-hour Hotline (928) 753-4242
KAAP has served Kingman, Mohave County and adjacent areas in the Northwestern corner of Arizona since 1985. We are committed to providing support to the family in crisis and preserving family unity free from violence. Services include: 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, residential program, crisis counseling, advocacy, and children’s program with no fee for services.
Mt. Graham Safe House, Inc.
Contact numbers: (928) 348-9104
Crisis line: (888) 269-9104
Mt. Graham’s mission is to provide victims of domestic violence and sexual assault short-term emergency housing, transitional housing, and community outreach services. The safe house program provides crisis intervention, assessment, advocacy and referrals as needed, conducted in a safe, secure and confidential environment. A crisis line and staffing is available 24/7. The facility serves both Graham and Greenlee Counties and part of the San Carlos Apache Reservation and is located in Safford, Arizona.
My Sisters’ Place
Contact number: (480) 821-1024 (24-hour hotline)
To request emergency shelter, call (800) 799-7739 or (602) 263-8900
My Sisters’ Place works with other organizations to promote violence free homes. In operation since 1985, the program offers safety and services for adult females, with or without dependent children, who are fleeing an abusive relationship. Eligibility is not restricted by geographic boundaries, however, a majority of those served are residents of Maricopa County. The program is designed to address immediate and long-term needs of victims. Services include but are not limited to: 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter, victim advocacy, education and support, counseling for children affected by violence, and an aftercare or transitional program.
New Life Center
Contact number: (623) 932-4404
New Life Center was founded in 1991 to provide shelter and comprehensive services to families fleeing domestic violence in the underserved areas of far western Maricopa County. The mission of New Life is to “provide shelter, counseling, education, advocacy and other services for victims of domestic violence and their children, while promoting community awareness of the need for domestic violence service and prevention programs”. The programs are designed to assist residents in strengthening their resolve to live independent, violence-free lives. Services include: emergency shelter, crisis counseling, weekend and evening counseling, case management, individual and group counseling, job program, move-in assistance, children’s counseling, preschool, parenting classes, and referrals.
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.
Office of Navajo Women & Families
Contact numbers: (928) 871-6627
The Office of Navajo Women & Families was established in 1983 to provide Navajo families with assistance, information, and referrals to foster and maintain preservation, harmony, and encourage self-sufficiency. This program coordinates with all service programs and activities on the Navajo Nation to facilitate an effective and comprehensive delivery of human services to Navajo women and families.
Prehab of Arizona – Autumn House
Contact number: (480) 969-4024
Prehab of Arizona is a non-profit agency offering behavioral health services to adolescents, children, their families and individuals in times of trouble. Prehab’s Autumn House provides services to victims of domestic violence including battered women, their children and families. Programs at Autumn House include: 22 shelter beds available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, crisis hotline, counseling for adults and children ages 3-18, resource referral, domestic violence education and client advocacy. Aftercare programs include counseling support groups for adults and children. These groups are open to the community. Community outreach programs include domestic violence education to churches, civic groups, public schools, colleges and universities.
Prehab of Arizona - Faith House Shelter
Contact number: (623) 939-6031
Faith House was established in 1974 and was one of the nation’s first domestic violence shelters. Faith House serves women and children primarily from northwest Maricopa County who need advocacy, therapeutic shelter, case management, and counseling due to living with family violence. Services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, life skills training, childcare, counseling for residents, and aftercare support groups, information and referral, advocacy, and children’s counseling.
Prehab of Arizona – Outreach/Outpatient Counseling
Contact number: (623) 939-6031
The Victim Outreach Services program is an important part of the comprehensive delivery of support services available to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse in northwest Maricopa County. The program provides outreach and case management, helping victims obtain needed medical, legal, financial, housing assistance, as well as providing individual and group counseling and follow-up to overcome the trauma of abuse and empower them to lead violence-free lives.
Prehab of Arizona “Safe Temporary Overflow Program” (DV STOP)
Contact number: (480) 969-4024
In 1999, DV STOP was created to provide single adults and families who are victims of domestic violence within Maricopa County, a safe support system as an alternative to remaining in a violent environment, when shelters are full. PREHAB of Arizona, whose mission is “helping families…changing lives”, became the lead agency while collaborating with agencies including Valley of the Sun United Way, the City of Phoenix, and the American Red Cross. United, they offer transportation, case management, crisis counseling, referrals, food, and other necessities until the victim has a safe alternative in place. Domestic violence victims may call the CONTACTS 24-hour hotline and be connected to services through DV STOP.
Contact numbers: admin offices: (602) 244-0997
24-hour crisis line: (602) 244-0089
Sojourner Center has been providing a safe haven and a helping hand to women and children fleeing domestic violence in Maricopa County since 1977. Our mission is to end the cycle of domestic violence by providing shelter, a continuum of services, prevention programs, community education and victim advocacy. Sojourner Center offers services to assist women in establishing or re-establishing a violence-free home in the community.
Staff is on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for resident support, crisis phone counseling and intakes. Additionally, Sojourner Center staff provides domestic violence education and support, case management, employment coordination, specialized childcare, domestic violence prevention and community education programs, and victim advocacy.
Stepping Stones Agencies
Contact number: (928) 445-4673
Located in Prescott, Stepping Stones serves women and children who are victims of familial violence, sexual assault, or any type of victimization, primarily in West Yavapai County. The agency provides 24-hour phone support and stabilization, emergency housing, transitional apartments, group therapeutic program, specialized advocacy and case management services, safety planning, and ongoing supportive services beyond shelter stay.
Contact number: (928) 472-8007 – 24 hours
Established in 1993 in Payson, Time Out offers a safe environment to victims of domestic violence in Gila County, and multi-faceted assistance to help traumatized individuals and families stabilize their lives. The agency’s mission is “to offer provision of a safe environment to adult female victims of domestic violence and their children in time of crisis, and to give the victim a “time-out” period in which to decide what choices she must make and to take necessary steps to stabilize her environment and that of her family.
Tohdenasshai (Kayenta) Women’s Shelter
Contact number: (928) 697-8591
Tohdenasshai (Kayenta) Women’s Shelter is a haven for abused women and their small children. The program provides food, clothing, a private room, transportation to doctor, lawyer, counselor, social services, and other safe homes. Children receive care appropriate to their age. Those old enough are enrolled in one of the local schools.
Tuba City for Family Harmony, Inc.
Contact number: (928) 774-4503
Tuba City for Family Harmony, Inc. (TCFH) is a community-based, non-profit organization that addresses the problems of family violence in western areas of the Navajo Nation, within Northern Arizona. The program serves predominately Navajo clients, but also services Hopi, and Paiute Tribal members, and anyone who is a victim of family violence. The program provides prevention and intervention through the following services:
1. Crisis intervention counseling, on-going self-empowerment counseling, information and referral to appropriate resources, and support group.
2. Emergency shelter placement at local safe homes or shelters throughout Arizona, and other states.
3. Assistance with completing and filing temporary protection orders and victim compensation forms.
4. Education and awareness presentations, in-service training and lectures to public and private agencies for prevention of family violence.
Tucson Centers for Women and Children (TCWC)
Contact number: (520) 795-8001
TTY (520) 795-3177
TCWC operates two shelters for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Founded in 1975, TCWC provides emergency shelter, crisis intervention counseling, and referral services to victims of family abuse. Licensed for 48 beds, TCWC is centrally located in the City of Tucson. Both shelters are open and staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Verde Valley Sanctuary, Inc.
Contact number: (928) 634-2511
Verde Valley Sanctuary was established in 1993 to decrease the incidence of domestic violence in the community through education and advocacy, to offer shelter to individuals and their children to enhance self determination and the right of all persons to live without fear, abuse, or oppression. VVS provides emergency shelter, crisis intervention, counseling, child care and child therapy, legal advocacy, Hispanic outreach and translation, and youth prevention programming to women and families who have experienced domestic violence. Verde Valley Sanctuary serves domestic violence victims in towns and rural areas of the Verde Valley which includes the Yavapai-Apache and Navajo Reservations.
White Mountain SAFE House
Contact number: (928) 367-6017
White Mountain SAFE House, a non-profit privately funded shelter, is a place where victims of domestic violence situations can find shelter for up to 90 days. Women and children (females of all ages; males up to 13 years of age) who is or has been in a situation of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse can use our services, for which there is no charge. Outpatient counseling is also available at no charge. Shelter care is available in emergency situations through a 24-hour on-call system. Client confidentiality is strictly observed. White Mountain SAFE House has domestic violence counseling and support groups led by professional trained therapists focusing on the following issues: presenting choices, empowerment, dynamics of violent behavior, safety, parenting, communication and conflict resolution skills, case management, and effects on children.
Wingspan Domestic Violence Project
Contact number: (520) 624-1779
TTY: (520) 884-0450
Founded in 1996, the Wingspan Domestic Violence Project (WDVP), a program of the Wingspan Community Center, addresses the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) victims of domestic violence and their children in Southern Arizona through our 24-hour crisis hotline, shelter program, advocacy, information and referral, support groups, and face-to-face crisis sessions. We are the only organization in Arizona that specifically serves LGBT victims of domestic violence. The WDVP also provides community outreach and education, professional trainings, and workshops for schools, businesses, organizations, and conferences. WDVP staff is also available to offer technical assistance and consultation regarding LGBT domestic violence.
Additionally, the WDVP provides extensive training to community members of any sexual orientation or gender identity who are interested in serving as on-call volunteer crisis phone advocates.