Malissa

Malissa

Meet Malissa. You changed her life. Malissa grew up in California with her family and lived a happy, suburban life. She never knew her life would end up the way it did.  “People always like to think it’ll never happen to them, or that only poor people end up homeless,...
meet carla & deb

meet carla & deb

For Carla and Deb, helping people is just what they do!  Both longtime realtors here in the Valley, have dedicated themselves to making a difference.  Their involvement ranges from helping first-time home owners prepare to buy, to providing 1,000’s of backpacks,...
Carmen

Carmen

Carmen came to CAAFA after being assaulted by her girlfriend, having her wallet and identification stolen, and enduring emotional abuse on a constant basis. She met with the CAAFA Advocates and made a plan for how to reach the goals she set for herself.    Carmen was...
Laurel

Laurel

Laurel came into shelter seeking safety from physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her long-time boyfriend. Upon arrival, she faced many different challenges coping with her experiences. She found solace in just sharing her story with our Advocates’ trained...
Frank

Frank

Frank was referred to CAAFA by law enforcement; the mother of his child was physically abusive, and he needed an Order of Protection. CAAFA’s Legal Advocates helped him obtain the Order of Protection and then accompanied him to court when the child’s mother contested...