In the United States, nearly 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men report experiencing domestic violence at some point in their lives. In addition, 1 in 15 children are exposed to domestic violence each year.
Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA)’s mission is to empower individuals, families, and communities to be free from abuse through collaboration, prevention, awareness, and support. Our agency was founded in 1998 by community members who were confronted by the tragic reality that local victims of domestic violence and their children were living in their cars and out in the desert because they had nowhere to go. CAAFA has grown substantially since then, now serving victims of domestic abuse from eastern Maricopa and northern Pinal Counties and victims of sexual abuse from eastern Maricopa and all of Pinal Counties. We provide a 16-bed emergency shelter, support groups, legal advocacy, case management, sexual assault victim advocacy, nutritional support through food boxes, and community outreach services.