Crime Victims Services - La Paz County Services

Colorado River Regional Crisis Shelter

Crisis Line:  1-888-499-0911
Local Crisis Line: (928) 669-0107
Business phone: (928) 669-8527

Colorado River Regional Crisis Shelter opened its shelter on July 4, 1997 & since that time has worked to develop comprehensive services to meet the needs of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault crimes. Most of our clients are residents of La Paz County, but others come from adjoining counties of Western Arizona. CRRCS operates a non-profit, 23-bed crisis shelter and a 24-hour hotline. Our services include: residential services, crisis counseling, safety planning, DV/SA education, support groups, personal/criminal justice advocacy, childcare, and transportation. We offer links to housing, legal services, financial assistance, GED/job-readiness/vocational training, and referrals to mental health therapy including substance abuse services. Our Transitional Housing program consists of a 4-unit complex opened in 2003, and we also offer non-residential services such as monthly DV/SA education/awareness training for rural communities, confidential one-on-one advocacy, weekly group sessions for survivors, and community-based crisis intervention. We offer culturally sensitive services with bilingual staff & materials, and accommodate and encourage the cultural, social, and spiritual support systems victims use as part of each person’s unique healing process.

H.A.V.E.N. Family Resource Center

Phone: (928) 505-3153

Located in Lake Havasu City, Haven Family Resource Center is a non-profit family advocacy center that provides services to victims and family members of child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, elder abuse, suicide, and homicide in collaboration with local law enforcement agencies, Child Protective Services, and other local social service agencies. Victim services include confidential medical exams, forensic interviews, personal advocacy, legal advocacy, crisis counseling, and support groups.

HAVEN offers a child friendly atmosphere with a playroom, private medical exam room and comfortable interview rooms. Emergency needs such as personal hygiene items, clothing, and food are provided.

Interagency Council

24-hour Crisis Line: 1-800-347-7135 or (928) 855-8877
Office Phone: (928) 453-5800
Toll-free: 1-888-453-5802

Interagency Council began in 1983 as a network for all volunteer social services in the Lake Havasu City area. It has since grown into an agency with 36 staff that provides a variety of services through 26 different programs to individuals in Mohave County and on a limited basis in La Paz County. Interagency Council’s victim service program was established in 1986. We provide services to (1) adult victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, assault, child molestation, and elder abuse; and (2) child victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. Services offered that are directly related to victims include: crisis hotline, response and intervention (24 hours a day/7 days a week); individual and group counseling and support work by certified counselors; lay legal and court advocacy and referrals to free legal services; victim compensation assistance; emergency shelter beds for women and children; long-term transitional housing; and personal advocacy. Other Interagency Council services offered to victims include: financial assistance for rent, mortgages, utilities, and deposits; transportation assistance; community food bank; parenting classes; financial fitness classes; individual and group counseling for substance abuse issues and a relapse prevention program; Healthy Families Arizona; respite care for elderly victims with dementia; Big Brothers Big Sisters; Holiday Adopt a Family; and referral information to other agencies’ services. Victims can contact Interagency Council 24 hours a day through the Crisis Line (1-800-347-7135 or 928-855-8877), or through the Police Department, Sheriff's Department, Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement, or the State Parks Law Enforcement. The office, located at 1940 Mesquite Avenue, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403, is open 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.