Residential & Community Services
Mobile & Community Services
Services and supports aim to provide safety for survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence, and their families. These services and supports help survivors heal from the effects of trauma, learn new ways to cope, and empower them so that they can reclaim their lives
All services and supports are free of charge & confidential. A police report is NOT required to receive assistance. Even if the violence occurred years ago, Against Abuse, Inc. can still provide assistance and referrals. Services and supports are available in person, on the phone, virtually, or even via email.
In all programs and services, survivors can work with an advocate to identify strategies to meet: safety, medical, behavioral, financial, employment, transportation, and long-term housing needs. If Against Abuse, Inc. does not directly provide the services needed, an advocate will work with a multitude of community partners that have worked with us for decades to provide assistance.
Against Abuse, Inc. provides 24/7 shelter services for those escaping domestic and/or sexual violence, trafficking, dating violence and stalking. If you are experiencing any of these, please call us. We can provide safety in our shelter for you and your children. While in our shelter, you will have a safe place to sleep, eat and live. While in our shelter, you will receive services and supports that will provide you with the resources, knowledge, skills and abilities to transition into the next chapter of your new life, free from abuse.
Mobile & Community Services
Mobile and community-based services are crucial to breaking the cycle of sexual and domestic violence in Pinal County for survivors that are not in need of emergency crisis shelter, but need support services such as advocacy, case management, sexual violence services, lay legal advocacy and emotional support. Participants may still be living with an abuser/trafficker or have left but are experiencing impacts of the abuse/trauma.
Mobile & community advocates meet survivors in safe places within their community. This could be at one of AAI’s community-based offices in Casa Grande or the city of Maricopa. It could also be at a public location near the victim by utilizing private rooms at public libraries, coffee shops, or the victim’s home, if public locations near the victim’s home are not an option due to safety reasons. The location in which the victim receives services is entirely up to them. Mobile & community advocates continue to support survivors throughout all stages of healing until clients are ready to exit the program.
Transitional Living Program
Our Transitional Living Program allows survivors of sexual and domestic violence and their children to live in safe transitional housing for a period of time long enough to find security, stability, and peace in their lives. Through this program, we provide services and supports so residents can get the information they need and learn the skills they need to successfully live on their own.
If you or somebody you know is experiencing sexual violence, domestic violence, sex trafficking, stalking, sexual harassment, dating violence, call us.
Advocates are ready to take your call and provide you with immediate, confidential support. We will listen, offer encouragement, and we will believe you. You may call as often as you need.
Our hotline is available 24/7 and gives immediate telephone informal counseling, assistance, or information to survivors, their friends and families, and community members.
To speak with someone anytime, day or night, call 520.836.0858.
Lay Legal Advocacy
Our advocates can assist you with navigating the civil and criminal justice process. Navigating the legal system can be overwhelming, and no survivor should be alone during what can often be a lengthy process. Advocates do not act as attorneys for survivors and cannot give legal advice, but they can clarify the court process and discuss possible outcomes.
Lay legal advocacy includes but is not limited to assistance with:
· Assistance with Victim Impact Statements
· Civil & Criminal Lay Legal Advocacy
· Orders of Protection
· Address Confidentiality Program
· Victim’s Compensation
· Court Accompaniment
· Law Enforcement Accompaniment
· Accompaniment to meet with Prosecutor
· Immigration assistance with special visas
· Preparation for testimony
· Education about Victims’ Rights
· Guidance throughout the legal process
Emotional Support & Safety Services
During the confusing time following a traumatic event, advocates help navigate hospital and legal systems, provide information and emotional support, and take care of immediate needs such as clothing. They explain legal options and survivor’s rights under AZ state law.
Both short-term and long-term safety planning is a primary concern for any survivor of sexual or domestic violence. The most dangerous time for a survivor of domestic violence is when they leave their abuser(s). Since our website is available to anyone with internet access, we will not post suggestions for safety planning here.
If you are interested in making a safety plan or plan on leaving your current situation, please talk with one of our advocates. Please call 520.836.0858 for more information. Your conversation will be strictly confidential.
Advocates are available to provide compassionate trauma-informed services. Meeting one-on-one with an advocate may provide a safe place to discuss your situation, express feelings, and explore options. While we provide informal individual counseling, referrals are provided for professional counseling, medical services, employment related services and school.
Personal Advocacy & Case Management
Includes but not limited to:
- Sexual & domestic violence education
- Support groups
- Providing information & referrals
- Food assistance
- Clothing assistance
- Assistance with social services
- Academic & education advocacy
- Landlord & housing assistance
- Transportation assistance
- Spanish interpreter services
Sexual & Domestic Violence Education
Various forms of educational resources are utilized for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Through the use of support groups, one-on-one informal counseling, and continued discussion on topics such as parenting, child abuse, power & control, types of abuse, sexual violence, consent, self-esteem, etc., our staff strive to provide the knowledge and support necessary to empower those who have experienced violence and abuse.
Education is also provided to law enforcement, the courts, churches, schools, medical professionals, and other service providers in order to build bridges and develop stronger support systems within the community.
You are not alone. There are others that share a common experience. Support groups bring together survivors to help facilitate the recovery and healing process.
Support groups are facilitated by a victim advocate, and survivors in different phases of the healing process provide support to one another with respectful discussion in a comfortable environment.
Our group facilitators will lead discussions on topics related to sexual and domestic violence, life skills development, support systems, and empowerment, to both help survivors heal and to prevent future abuse. Sexual and domestic violence education will be provided on subjects such as characteristics of abusers, safety planning, red flags, and self-awareness.
Information & Referrals
Information is provided on community resources such as transitional housing, employment opportunities, food stamps, TANF, WIC, etc. Community resources can also be found through findhelp.org or 211arizona.org. Assistance may also be provided when applying for benefits.
Transportation is available to clients as needed to achieve goals related to:
- Court / Legal
Animal Safe Home Network
Often, victims do not seek services or leave their perpetrator because they don’t have a safe place for their pet(s). In these circumstances, victims feel they have no options. AAI has an Animal Safe Home Network consisting of a volunteer network of members of the community who are willing to foster the pets of victims during the time period while the victim and their children are in the safety of our shelter. This program will support a variety of costs associated with the fostering of victims’ pets so that victims can leave their perpetrator and achieve safety, healing and begin working toward their new normal. When a victim with a pet or pets needs emergency shelter services to escape their perpetrator, an AAI staff will make arrangements with potential foster placements for their pet(s). As a result of our Animal Safe Home Network, victims will have the option to leave their unsafe environment with their perpetrator and receive the services and supports they need
Knowing there is a safe place where pets can be temporarily cared for can help ease the transition out of an abusive situation in addition to assisting in the healing process for survivors of crime and trauma.
Through the Animal Safe Home Network, Against Abuse, Inc. has helped place into temporary foster homes pets such as dogs, cats, birds, horses, reptiles, rabbits, and many more.
If you would like to volunteer your home to be a safe foster home for a pet, please apply here: Animal Safe Home Network Application
Residential & Community Services
- Emergency shelter or transitional living program
- Mobile & community support
- Case management
- Crisis intervention
- Safety planning
- Emotional support
- Lay legal advocacy
- Personal advocacy
- Support groups
- Food Security / SNAP
- Safety & safety planning
- Education about sexual & domestic violence
- Informed decision-making
- Building self-esteem & coping skills
- Personal empowerment
- Budgeting & credit repair
- Healthy relationships
- Healing from trauma
- Support in accessing:
- Community resources
- Public benefits
Get in Touch
Thank you for reaching out to Against Abuse, Inc. If you would like to speak with an advocate please contact our 24-hour helpline at 520-836-0858. We are here to help. If you are experiencing an emergency and require police assistance please contact 911.