Crime Victims Services - Pinal County Services
Against Abuse - La Casa de Paz
Hotline: (520) 836-0858
The Domestic Violence program at Against Abuse, Inc. (AAI) includes emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling and case management services for victims of domestic violence. La Casa de Paz, the domestic violence shelter, opened it's doors in June, 1986 and has grown in capacity to 32 adult beds. The majority of clients are Pinal County residents, however many also come from other areas of the state and country. Services at the shelter include: crisis intervention, information and referral, individual, group and children's counseling, lay legal advocacy, personal advocacy, transportation assistance and case management. The facility and hotline services operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The agency hotline number is 520-836-0858. This phone number is listed in the local phone book, on agency materials and is included on the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The Transitional Living Program (TLP) provides temporary housing (up to 24 months) for victims of domestic violence who have successfully completed the shelter program. Residents of TLP continue to receive services including counseling, case management, budgeting, Life Skills trainings, parenting workshops and other supportive services that assist them in achieving self-sufficiency. Victims who require services, information, or referrals may call the hotline number at any time and talk to a trained Domestic Violence Advocate or Case Manager/Lay Legal Advocate.
Against Abuse – La Casita de Paz
Phone: (520) 421-0767
Against Abuse Inc. (AAI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individual and the community understand the nature and effects of family violence. AAI has provided social and behavioral health services in Pinal County, Arizona since 1981. The children’s shelter known as La Casita de Paz opened in 1989 to provide safety and shelter to children from birth to 18 years of age who are battered, neglected, at risk of exploitation or in crisis. La Casita is licensed by the Arizona Department of Economic Security and provides every child with unconditional emotional support, counseling, and age appropriate recreational activities in a home-like atmosphere in every degree possible. La Casita receives placements from Arizona DES-Child Protective Services and from the Gila River Indian Community. The majority of children placed in the facility are residents of Pinal County; however, La Casita accepts residents of other counties and states who require a safe place to await return to their home. La Casita provides services to male and female children representing diverse racial and ethnic groups. Potential placements can be made in Casa Grande by contacting La Casita de Paz at 520-421-0767. La Casita operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and accepts admissions at any time.
Community Alliance Against Family Abuse
Crisis Line: (480) 982-0196
Crisis Line Toll-free: 1-877-982-0196
The Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA) was founded in 1998 by a small group of local citizens who saw a desperate need to address domestic violence in the community. CAAFA has grown substantially since its inception ten years ago. Its services have expanded to include a sixteen-bed shelter, outreach office, support groups, one-on-one empowerment sessions, victim advocacy, community and youth violence prevention outreach programs, 24-hour crisis line, legal advocacy, and CAAFA’s Safe Home Network (CSHN). The CSHN is a network of community organizations including police departments, school districts, behavioral health, judges, social service entities, and community residents; all committed to freeing communities of domestic violence. The families CAAFA serves live in the cities and towns of Apache Junction, Florence, Gold Canyon, Johnson Ranch, Queen Creek, Queen Valley, Superior, and outlying communities. CAAFA is the only provider of services specifically for victims of domestic abuse in Arizona’s Northern Pinal County and the only one providing youth violence prevention programs.
Throughout its history, CAAFA has stayed true to its vision of creating communities free of domestic abuse and to its mission of empowering individual, families, and communities affected by domestic abuse by creating community programs and services that support both the mission and the vision.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving - Southern Arizona
Mothers Against Drunk Driving is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, grassroots organization with more than 600 chapters nationwide. This office, founded in 1982, serves Pima, Santa Cruz, Cochise, Pinal, and Yuma Counties County. Our advocates are also working hard to assist the large Native American population in and around our service areas including the Tohono O’odham Nation, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Apache Nation, Gila River Tribes and San Carlos Apache Reservation. This includes providing victim services and eventually direct victim services training for local volunteers. MADD Southern Arizona provides assistance to victims, family members and friends of impaired driving crashes through grief support groups, victims' rights information along with court accompaniment, victim impact panels and referrals to partnering agencies. MADD provides services to all persons victimized by the crime of drunk driving, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or age.