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Giddy Up Gala 2017

November 4, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

On Saturday, November 4, 2017, CAAFA will present the Giddy Up Gala at Rockin’ R Ranch, 6136 E. Baseline Road, Mesa, AZ. Come enjoy cowboy dance, a live performance from the Roadhouse Ranglers, a delicious BBQ dinner, and free goldpanning. The Giddy Up Gala will also feature a silent auction, wine pull, and cash bar.

All proceeds benefit survivors of domestic and sexual violence served by the Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA).The Giddy Up Gala is our opportunity to raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence, inspire our community to support this important cause, and recognize all that we have achieved together over the past 19 years.

Purchase Tickets HERE

For 19 years, Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA) has provided vital services for domestic violence survivors in our community. In 2013, we officially began serving sexual violence survivors also. We support our participants with crisis shelter, legal advocacy, support groups, one-on-one Empowerment Sessions, and much more. The individuals and families we serve represent all genders, cultures, socioeconomic statuses, education levels, and ages. Our talented and dedicated staff work diligently to deliver effective, trauma-informed care to meet each of our participants’ individual needs.

CAAFA helps individuals like Eleanor:

“Eleanor first contacted CAAFA’s Empowerment Guide, and soon began Empowerment Sessions. Soon, she gained the courage to leave her husband after 30 years of marriage and nearly as many years of abuse. Eleanor felt guilty for leaving her son and husband. She felt afraid that at the age of 60, she was starting over. In the beginning, Eleanor found it very difficult to trust people. Given time and space, Eleanor continued her one-on-one sessions and shared her story. Eventually, she sought shelter, and learned about the dynamics of domestic violence. In a letter to CAAFA she wrote, “You have helped me see clearly what I need to do to start a new life for myself, free from violence and emotional abuse.” With her newfound self-love, trust, and confidence, she began looking for work. Her courageous efforts and dedication to live a life free from abuse paid off when she moved into an apartment of her own. Upon leaving CAAFA’s shelter she wrote, “I am not afraid. I feel safe. I have been blessed with a haven to work through the most troubling and vulnerable times of my life. Thank you for all that you do.”


Your contribution will help ensure that CAAFA’s vital services are available for people like Eleanor, and hundreds of others in need of support each year.

We invite you to help us continue our mission of empowering individuals, families and communities to be free from abuse by becoming a sponsor and/or donating items for our silent auction.

Thank you for your supporting vital services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence!


Dorian Townsend, PhD

Executive Director

Become a Sponsor, Download the Form Below





  • Dorian
  • 480.982.0205
  • doriant@caafaaz.org