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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Mar 20, 2015

One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and each year, an estimated 1.3 million women are victimized by intimate partners. Unfortunately, Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police. Domestic violence is an ongoing problem without a simple solution, but a few organizations have created a place where domestic violence victims can flee their abusers.

These shelters throughout the valley rely on volunteers and donations from people like you. When fleeing abuse, a survivor often has to leave behind their home and most, if not all, of their possessions. The items you use in your own home are the very items needed by the women and children who use these shelters, both during their stay and after they begin rebuilding their lives. Items commonly needed include:

  • Clothing for school, work, interviews, and daily wear
  • Household items such as lamps, small appliances, furniture and linens
  • Children’s items such as high chairs, strollers, and toys
  • Personal hygiene products for babies, children and adults

Here’s a list of places where you can help out:

In Phoenix:

Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence
2800 N. Central Ave., Ste. 1570
Phoenix, AZ – 85004
602-279-2900

The Coalition was formed in 1980 so that concerned citizens and professionals could unite and through this statewide organization would increase public awareness about the issue of domestic violence, enhance the safety and services of domestic violence victims, and reduce the incidents of domestic violence in Arizona families.

House of Refuge Sunnyslope
9835 North 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ – 85020
(602) 678-0223

House of Refuge Sunnyslope provides shelter, supportive services to empower homeless residents to heal and become self-sufficient.

Soujourner Center
PO Box 20156
Phoenix, AZ – 85036
(602) 244-0997

Since 1977, Sojourner Center has been a safe haven for abused women and children. Their mission is to overcome the impact of domestic violence, one life at a time. Their goal is to increase safety, empowerment, and self-sufficiency for all participants.

Go to womenshelters.org to find more information on these and several other shelters. Domestic violence affects the entire community, and it takes a community effort to fight it.