Domestic violence is a problem far larger than many people are willing to admit. The statistics don’t lie, though. Check out some of the heartbreaking stats and then learn where to find some help through these domestic violence shelters in Arizona.
In the state of Arizona, one or more children witness some form of domestic violence every 44 minutes. Kids who witness this type of behavior may start to see it as normal, which then increases their risk of becoming victims and abusers in the future.
In the United States, 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner. One out of three women and one out of four men have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner. One out of every 20 male murder victims is killed by an intimate partner. One out of every three female murder victims is killed by an intimate partner.
If you are in a situation where you or your children are in danger or have been abused, it’s vital that you get help. Below are some of the best domestic violence shelters in Arizona. Contact these or other shelters, and if you are in a dangerous situation currently, contact the authorities.
The location of this temporary shelter is confidential, but it is located somewhere in Winslow. They provide confidential temporary shelter for victims and a 24-hour crisis line and crisis intervention. Alice’s Place can be reached by calling (928) 289-3003. You can also visit their website at www.AlicesPlace.org.
The ADA-compliant shelter aims to help those who are victims of domestic violence, as well as sexual assault and stalking. The programs and services provided are free.
This domestic violence shelter has a confidential location somewhere in Phoenix. It helps those who have been affected by domestic violence, as well as their children. The program has a 24-hour domestic violence hotline, as well as a residential emergency shelter and services.
The shelter’s phone number, which is also their crisis line, is (602) 944-4999. Their website is www.NoAbuse.org. This is an ADA-compliant shelter available around the clock. It doesn’t charge any fees for those who are in need.
Clients can receive individual counseling and group therapy, as well as educational classes on domestic violence and similar topics.
A New Leaf
A New Leaf offers a couple of different shelters in Arizona. The first we’ll talk about is called A New Leaf Autumn House, and it is located in Mesa, AZ at 868 E. University Drive. The phone number is (480) 890-3039, and the website is www.TurnANewLeaf.org.
This location is eligible for all those who are fleeing abusive relationships. It provides emergency shelter, and crisis intervention, and can provide referrals to other services. There are no program fees, and the ADA-compliant shelter is available around the clock.
The other option is called A New Leaf Faith House, and it is located in Glendale. The location of this shelter is confidential. You can find out more information about the shelter at the same website mentioned above. The phone number for the shelter is the same, as well. You can contact their toll-free number by calling (844) 723-3387 (844-SAFEDVS).
La Casa de Paz
La Casa de Paz is located at a confidential location in Casa Grande. The phone number for the shelter is (520) 836-0858. Their website is found at www.Against-Abuse.org/Programs/La-Casa-De-Paz. The shelter is available for victims of domestic violence. It is also possible to find temporary foster care for pets through the Animal Safe Home Network.
As is the case with the other shelters found on this list, there are no fees for the programs. The shelter is ADA-compliant, and it is available 24 hours a day.
My Sister’s Place
Located at a confidential location in Chandler, AZ, My Sister’s Place is for adults who have experienced domestic violence, as well as for their kids who are 18 and under. They can be called at (480) 821-1024. The website is www.CatholicCharitiesAZ.org/Phoenix/Domestic-Violence.
This emergency shelter can provide a safe place, along with safety planning educational groups, counseling, advocacy, and referrals when needed. It also offers children’s services and case management for DV clients. There are no program fees, but they do accept donations. The ADA-compliant shelter is available around the clock.
New Hope Ranch
New Hope Ranch is found at a confidential location in Saint Johns, AZ. The phone number for the shelter is (928) 337-5060, but they do not have a listed website. However, the email for the director is NewHopeRanchDirector@Frontier.net.
This shelter is for victims of domestic violence who need transitional housing as they are leaving a bad situation. It can help those who have low incomes.
In addition to emergency housing, the programs can provide prevention education on domestic violence, counseling, etc. For those who qualify as low income, it can also provide rent, mortgage, and utility payments.
It’s important to note that although they are available around the clock, the admin services are only available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are no program fees at this ADA-compliant shelter.
Northland Family Help Center’s Domestic Violence Shelter
Located at a confidential location in Flagstaff, this shelter is for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking. They have a crisis line at (928) 527-1900 and a toll-free crisis intervention hotline, which can be reached at (877) 634-2723. The hotline is available around the clock, and the admin office is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The programs are free. Some of the programs include case management, counseling, advocacy, and life skills training. This is an ADA-compliant facility
Please keep in mind that these are just some of the quality domestic violence shelters located in various areas around Arizona. Find shelters that are located near you and that you can reach when needed.
Something to note is that all of these shelters provide free services. However, a lot of them are underfunded. Those who are in a position to do so may want to consider donating time, money, or items such as toiletries, clothing, bedding, etc. to local DV shelters.