Founded in 1981, Against Abuse, Inc. is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and the community to understand the nature and effects of family violence and providing the resources to meet the needs of those abused. In addition, the agency has taken a proactive role in providing a family-focused, culturally sensitive continuum of prevention and intervention services to individuals and families in need of services.
Programs and services include:
Animal Safe Home Network – Most domestic violence shelters are unable to shelter your pets. Against Abuse, Inc. has created a temporary program called the Animal Safe Home Network (ASHN) to protect the safety of your pets.
La Paloma Center – The mission of La Paloma Center is to provide services that facilitate safe visitation for children and families impacted by domestic violence in a respectful environment supported by the community. The center provides supervised visitation between a non-custodial parent and one or more children in the presence of a third party, who is responsible for observing the visit and ensuring the safety of those involved. They also provide supervised transfers of the child from one parent to another.
Safe Journey House – Provides community-based domestic violence education, case management, referrals for emergency shelter and community resources and lay legal advocacy to the eastern Pinal County communities including San Manuel, Saddlebrooke, Eagle Ridge, Oracle, Mammoth and Kearney.
Thrift Store and Clothing Bank – Through generous donations from people in our community, the Thrift Store offers quality used clothing and household items at a reasonable cost to the public.
La Casa de Paz – The goals of La Casa de Paz are to provide safety, stabilization, basic needs, guidance and counseling to families in need. Women are assisted with exploring choices and alternatives to domestic violence. Through advocacy and case management, staff assists members with locating appropriate providers of legal, medical, vocational, educational and other human services.
Members who are ready to leave the shelter, but are not quite ready to set up independent living, may qualify for the transitional housing programs. There are four homes of various sizes to meet the needs of our client members.
- Emergency shelter services for victims of domestic violence and their dependent children
- Transitional housing
- Outpatient counseling, community case management and legal advocacy
La Casita de Paz – Provides safety and shelter for children from birth to 18 years of age who are battered, neglected, abused or in crisis. This home-like environment offers 24-hour care and supervision. Children placed in this facility receive unconditional emotional support, counseling, case management and individualized educational and recreational programs.
Administrative Office: 119 N. Florence St., Casa Grande, AZ 85122
520.836-1239 | 24-hour Crisis Line 520.836.0858
THREE WAYS TO DONATE:
Arizona Gives Day 2017 – donate online
April 4, 2017. Any amount.
Arizona Tax Credit for Qualifying Charitable Organizations – deadline to donate 4-15-17. Get up to $800* in dollar-for-dollar Arizona State Tax Credit when you donate to Against Abuse, Inc.!
Taxpayers filing as “single” and “head of household” status may claim a maximum credit of $400. Taxpayers filing as “married filing separate” may claim a maximum credit of $400. Taxpayers that file as “married filing joint” may claim a maximum credit of $800. In addition, you no longer have to itemize to take the credit.
Amounts lower than $400/$800 also qualify, so a $100 gift qualifies you for a $100 tax credit on your state taxes, lowering your final amount owed.
*See your tax professional for eligibility and requirements.
Give your time! Volunteer opportunities abound. Please contact Sylvia Procela, Domestic Violence Community Outreach Supervisor at 520-836-1239 for more information.