Crime Victims Services - Yuma County Services
24-hour Hotline: (928) 373-0849
Amberly’s Place is a non-profit victims center providing a full range of bilingual services to victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, adult sexual assault, & child physical/sexual abuse. Our service area includes all of Yuma County & areas bordering part of Imperial County, CA. Highly-qualified, bilingual crisis advocates support victims through the initial trauma of reporting the crime, responding 24/7, on-scene or at the safe, efficient, victim-friendly center. The center is decorated in warm, tranquil colors and furniture, a large children’s playroom is available as well as two private forensic interview rooms & a modern forensic medical exam room & equipment. Offices are provided for area law enforcement & child protective services. Amberly’s houses 5 on-call (SANE) medical staff and 3 full-time victim advocates who tailor services to meet the needs of each victim. Services include on-scene & hotline crisis counseling, criminal justice support/advocacy, follow-up contact, information & referral, assistance in filing compensation claims, emergency legal and personal advocacy, & referral for therapy. A training program for volunteers, assist advocates with 24/7 coverage. Advocates take part in daily city court calls to offer help to victims who have not received crisis services during the initial report. Victims may access the center through self-referral via website or telephone (see above), referral from law enforcement or another agency.
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.
Safe House Shelter (Catholic Community Services)
Local Hotline: (928) 782-0044
National Hotline: 1-877-440-0550
Business Line: (928) 782-0077
Mailing Address: 690 E. 32nd St. Yuma, AZ 85365
Safe House Shelter is a licensed 40-bed facility that provides services for victims of crime who require emergency shelter for their safety. Although the only shelter of its kind for Yuma County, funding has only reimbursed 30 beds, yet the shelter has always offered all 40 beds, although current economic conditions have reduced capacity to 30 beds. All services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Safe House primarily serves people within Yuma County, including its surrounding reservations: Fort Yuma and Cocopah. However, Safe House also networks with other domestic violence shelters within the State, for victims who need to leave their city and/or county for their safety.
Safe House Shelter predominantly serves victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse and child abuse; however, services are also available to victims of other types of crime (i.e., stalking, harassment, hate crimes, trafficking, etc).
Safe House Shelter is free of charge and services are available for up to 120 days, including meals and all other supportive services. Case Management services attend to: victims' Needs Assessments; Individual Service Planning; medical, educational and vocational needs; and providing community information and referrals. The Case Worker - Advocate promote: Victim's Rights, emphasize Safety Planning, assist with Orders of Protection, provide domestic violence education, assist with Victim Compensation services and accompany victims through the judicial process. Supportive services are offered through the Empowerment Model, including: life skills training, healthy relationship development, pro-social skills development for children and other group activities for the adults and children.
Yuma County Attorney’s Office - Victim Services Division
Phone: (928) 817-4300 (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm)
The Victim Services Division of the Yuma County Attorney’s Office was created in 1987. We are a prosecutor-based governmental entity that provides services to any person who has been the victim of a criminal act that occurred in Yuma County or a Yuma County resident who is injured by an act of international terrorism as defined by 18 U.S.C. 2332, 1992. Our staff members are available to assist crime victims living in the communities of San Luis, Gadsden, Somerton, Yuma, and Wellton as well as those who live in unincorporated areas of the county. Services we provide include notification of every scheduled court hearing in the criminal case, financial assistance through the Victim Compensation Program, advocacy services and referrals to outside agencies. Our office supports those who have been victimized by crimes such as Arson, Assault, Burglary, Crimes against Children, Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Kidnapping, and Theft. In addition, we support surviving family members of those who lost a loved one as the direct result of a criminal act. All services are offered free of charge and are provided without regard to religion, race, age, gender, or sexual orientation. The Yuma County Attorney’s Office is located in the Yuma Justice Center at 250 West Second Street, Yuma, Arizona.