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Catholic Community Services in Western Arizona Domestic Violence Shelter

Safe House Offers:

  • 24 Hour Hotline
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  • Emergency Shelter
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Individual & Group Counseling
  • Transportation
  • Support Groups
  • Community Information and Referrals
  • Mentoring

   

Services Available For:

  • Women, men and children of any age.
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  • The Safe House mission is to end the cycle of violence by providing shelter, a continuum of services, prevention programs, community education and victim advocacy.
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  • Safe House services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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  • Services are provided free of charge & available in both English and Spanish.
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  • Providing the Yuma County with services since 1983.

 

Types and Examples of Abuse:

  • Physical:  Breaking objects, pinching, slapping, pushing, restraining, biting, etc.
  • Emotional/Mental:  Name-calling, humiliation, threats to calling CPS, deportation, etc.
  • Isolation:  Hiding identification, limiting contact with family and/or friends, limiting phone use, etc.
  • Sexual:  Painful or unwanted contact, forcing sexual contact with others, rape, etc.
  • Economic:  Taking work wages, no/limited access to bank accounts/money, not providing basic necessities, etc.

 

If you or someone you know needs help:

  • In an emergency call 911.
  • Call the Safe House Hotline 24 hours a day at 928-782-0044 or Toll Free at
  • 1-877-440-0550 for Safety Planning, information, referrals and/or screening for admission to the shelter.

When Preparing to Leave:

  • Find a safe place to call for help.
  • Develop a code word with someone you trust, to let them know you need help.
  • If possible, have some personal belongings with someone you trust.
  • If possible, bring any important documents.

Remember:  Inform someone you trust that you are okay after you have left.

 

For more information regarding the Safe House Domestic Violence Shelter, contact Catholic Community Services in Western Arizona at (928) 341-9400 or the CCSWA Safe House at (928) 782-0077.

 

Please visit the following websites for more information on domestic violence:

 

www.ncadv.org          National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

www.azcadv.org         Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence