community alliance

against family abuse

CAAFA, a safe haven for survivors in Apache Junction and surrounding communities

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providing safety and support to survivors of abuse

Founded in 1998, Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA) is the first and only non-profit sexual and domestic abuse service provider in Northern Pinal County.

Community Alliance Against Family Abuse empowers individuals and families in the community to be free from abuse. The community learns through collaboration, prevention, and awareness. Community members founded Community Alliance Against Family Abuse in Apache Junction when they learned that local victims of domestic violence and their children were living in their cars and out in the desert. Seeing that survivors had no where else to go, they created the shelter and support services that help 470 survivors annually.

Survivors can find help with the 16-bed emergency shelter, support groups, legal advocacy, case management, sexual assault victim advocacy, food boxes, community outreach services, and more.

CAAFA

shelter for families and

individuals of all genders

legal advocacy

and assistance

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support groups and

empowerment sessions

A New Leaf and CAAFA

As of July 1st, 2021, CAAFA is merging into A New Leaf.

 As a long-standing leader in domestic violence services, A New Leaf is now operating Community Alliance Against Family Abuse’s existing programs. This partnership is a step in a new direction for both organizations and we’re excited to join forces to strengthen services for survivors in Pinal County and Eastern Maricopa County!

Community Alliance Against Family Abuse’s website and social media accounts will remain active for a short period of time while transitioning into A New Leaf. Resources for people in need are available on both websites during this transition phase.

For additional questions, please contact info@turnanewleaf.org.

location

Community Alliance Against Family Abuse serves Pinal County and Eastern Maricopa County.

879 N Plaza Dr #101D, Apache Junction, AZ 85120

879 N Plaza Dr #101D, Apache Junction, AZ 85120

people forever changed

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 often tearful during her first...
Carmen CAAFA

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 ears. As CAAFA’s shelter staff...
Laurel

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 it.   With guidance from...
Frank CAAFA
Carmen CAAFA

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 often tearful during her first...
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 ears. As CAAFA’s shelter staff...
Frank CAAFA

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 it.   With guidance from...

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Dana Martinez
Program Director
(480) 964-0683 x4704
dmartinez@turnanewleaf.org