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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.

Who Do We Help?

Our Mission

Empowering individuals, families and communities to be free from abuse through collaboration, prevention, awareness and support.







CAAFA Events

18 December @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
DONATIONS *NEW* donations of toys, clothing, and other heartwarming presents read more...
19 December @ 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm
879 N Plaza Dr #101D
The Empowerment Support Groups are Tuesdays at 6:30pm and are open read more...
20 December @ 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm
879 N Plaza Dr #101D
The Sexual Violence Survivor Support Group are on Wednesdays at 5:30pm and read more...
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Our Team

Meet The CAAFA Team

Dorian Townsend, PhD

Executive Director

Dorian obtained her PhD from the University of New South Wales and has built a career around passionate work for those who have experienced domestic and sexual violence and innovative ways to reach the underserved.

Carol Minisee

Director of Finance and Administration

Carol has been in the field of nonprofit finance and HR for 15 years with particular experience in domestic violence program finance.

Abby Poyer, MS

Director of Programs

Abby has led growth efforts within CAAFA’s shelter and now leads strategic program development.

Vanessa Patrick

Senior Administrator Assistant

Vanessa is often the first face you see at CAAFA and enjoys helping people get their needs met!

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Founded in 1998, the Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA) is the first and only 501(c) (3) non-profit sexual and domestic abuse service provider in Northern Pinal County. Located in Apache Junction, CAAFA is committed to providing services and resources for individuals, families and communities in Eastern Maricopa and Pinal Counties who are affected by domestic or sexual violence.