Ninety-two percent of women surveyed list reducing domestic violence and sexual assault as their top concern
Every woman who thinks she is the only victim of violence has to know that there are many more.
— Salma Hayek
If you are in immediate danger call 9-1-1
CAAFA’s 24-Hour Crisis Line
Crisis line advocates are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to provide confidential crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referral, and access to CAAFA’s services. Assistance is available in English and Spanish, with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services. CAAFA provides services to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault regardless of past or present involvement with substance abuse, mental illness, gender, race, language, religious preference, disability, or sexual orientation.
The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
— Maya Angelou
CAAFA’s safe home provides a safe, supportive, and confidential place to stay while healing from emotional, financial, physical and/or sexual abuse and/or sex trafficking. The safe home can house up to 16 adults and children at once. Children 0-18 are welcome at the safe home with their mothers. The safe home has community living, dining and kitchen areas. There is a garden, playground and child play room on site. People can stay at the safe home for up to 120 days. Safe home residents have access to individual support, group support, pet therapy, horse therapy, and case management. Assistance with job development, transportation, housing and financial referrals, medical services, children’s services, etc., is provided based on the needs of the individual. CAAFA’s safe home welcomes survivors regardless of past or present involvement with substance abuse, mental illness, gender, race, language, religious preference, disability, or sexual orientation. The safe-home maintains a drug and alcohol free environment.
Everyone has a right to peaceful coexistence, the basic personal freedoms, the alleviation of suffering, and the opportunity to lead a productive life…
— Jimmy Carter
Lay Legal Advocacy
CAAFA provides lay legal advocacy assistance to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Services include information and explanations about navigating Arizona’s family, civil or criminal law systems. Areas of assistance include orders of protection, divorce, custody, child support, criminal suits, victim’s rights, victim compensation, address protection, landlord tenant issues, safety planning and referrals to appropriate resources.
CAAFA lay legal advocates cannot provide legal advice or fill out legal paperwork.
CAAFA provides victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault lay legal advocacy regardless of past or present involvement with substance abuse, mental illness, gender, race, language, religious preference, disability, or sexual orientation.
If you would like more information or to set up an appointment please contact us at 480-982-0205 .
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
CAAFA provides victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault support services regardless of past or present involvement with substance abuse, mental illness, race, language, religious preference, disability, or sexual orientation.
- CRISIS LINE: CAAFA provides a toll free crisis line staffed by trained advocates 24-hour a day, 7 days a week. Advocates provide information, referrals, support and assistance.
- SHELTER: CAAFA provides a safe, secure and confidential place to stay for those affected by domestic and sexual abuse while they recover from emotional, physical and financial abuse.
- ADVOCACY: CAAFA’s trained advocates are available to assist those affected by domestic and sexual abuse with identifying and addressing their needs. Advocates work with individuals and families to set goals that create a self-sufficient life, free from abuse.
- LEGAL ADVOCACY: CAAFA’s legal advocates offer help in finding solutions to legal concerns, assistance filling out forms, court accompaniment, safety planning, and information and referral. Legal advocates are not attorneys and cannot give legal advice; however, advocates are able to provide information and explain options and rights within all aspects of the legal system.
- SUPPORT GROUPS: CAAFA provides weekly support groups, facilitated by a trained, certified advocate. The domestic violence support group is located in Apache Junction and the sexual abuse support groups are located in Apache Junction, Florence, and San Tan Valley. The support groups empower individuals and their families, offering opportunities to share experiences, gain perspective and support, and receive education on sexual and domestic violence.
- EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS: CAAFA provides one-on-one interaction with a trained counselor. Empowerment sessions provide individualized support, affirmation, validation, information, and education regarding domestic and sexual abuse.
- OUTREACH & EDUCATION: To educate and increase community awareness of domestic and sexual violence, CAAFA provides presentations, literature and community booths.
- SEXUAL VIOLENCE & SEX TRAFFICKING: CAAFA’s Sexual Violence Service Advocates assist those affected by sexual violence and sex trafficking with identifying and addressing their needs. Advocates work with individuals and families to provide individualized support and case management.
EMERGENCY FOOD BOXES:
Emergency food boxes are available once a week to all persons or families within 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Food box recipients do not need to be recipients of CAAFA's others services.
Food boxes are available Monday thru Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, excluding holidays, at our business office, 185 N. Apache Trail, #1 Apache Junction, AZ 85120.
Toiletries and additional resources are available to participants in CAAFA’s programs and are available based on donations made to CAAFA.
For more information or to set up an appointment call (480) 982-0205
There is a subconscious way of taking violence as a way of expression, as a normality, and it has a lot of effects in the youth in the way they absorb education and what they hope to get out of life.
— Salma Hayek
CAAFA provides domestic violence information sessions to community organizations, faith based groups and businesses by request. Topics offered include:
Domestic Violence 101
This presentation will address the dynamics of domestic violence, types of abuse, who experiences domestic violence, the signs of domestic violence, the impact on children, how you can help someone experiencing domestic violence, and services offered by CAAFA.
Sexual Assault 101
This presentation will address the dynamics of sexual assault, forms of sexual assault, who experiences sexual assault, the impact of sexual assault, victim-blaming that often occurs to re-victimize victims of sexual assault and how you can help someone who has been sexually assaulted, and services offered by CAAFA.
Teen Dating Violence 101
This presentation targets teen allies, like parents, teachers, and afterschool program staff. Teen Dating Violence 101 highlights the particular dynamics of abuse present in youth and teen relationships. This presentation offers discussion and practical tips for reaching out to youth who may be abused or abusive and for successfully connecting youth with local resources.
“Yes Means Yes”: Sexual Assault Prevention for Youth
This presentation targets teen allies, like parents, teachers, and afterschool program staff. “Yes Means Yes” is a spin-off of the older “No Means No” consent training, to focus not on a partner’s “no” to not engage in any form of intimate behavior, but on a partner’s “yes” to engage in any intimate behavior. This presentation encourages open discussion between partners and between adults and youth, where mutual respect is promoted and the bar for consent is set much higher.
Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and the Law 101
This presentation covers Arizona’s criminal domestic violence and sexual assault statutes and what you need to know about Orders of Protection, why victims of domestic and sexual violence may or may not choose to pursue a criminal case and what safety precautions victims may want to consider based on their circumstances.
The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
This presentation will explore how children are affected when domestic violence occurs in their home, how to identify behaviors in children that may indicate domestic violence at home, and how to assist when children have experienced domestic violence.
Sexual Assault and Trauma
This presentation explores the specific emotional trauma faced by victims of sexual assault. Assault-based trauma can have far-reaching emotional affects. This presentation will help identify behaviors of both children and adults that may indicate sexual assault, will help explain why many adults may not deal with sexual assault trauma until many years after experiencing a sexual assault, and will help both victims and allies seek assistance and resources in healing from sexual assault-based trauma.
Cut It Out
Cut It Out is a program of the Salons Against Domestic Abuse Fund dedicated to mobilizing salon professionals and others to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in communities across the United States. Cut It Out builds awareness of domestic abuse and trains salon professionals to recognize warning signs, respond with compassion, and safely refer clients to local resources.
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault for Professionals
Information on domestic violence and sexual assault tailored to your profession. CAAFA staff are prepared to provide targeted information to medical professionals, first responders, child care providers, child welfare workers, home visitors, and law enforcement.
Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Faith Communities
This presentation covers what domestic violence and sexual assault are, why faith communities should address both, how to respond to the victim, and how to respond when the person who is abusive is a member of the congregation.
To schedule one of the presentations above or to request another topic contact the office at (480) 982-0205
Community presentations and education workshops can be modified to meet the specific needs of a classroom or community group.