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Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

Contact: Ginger Butcher, Director of Victim Advocacy

Address: 2800 N. Central Ave, suite 1570

Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: 602-279-2900 ext 405, 800-782-6400 ext 405

Email: ginger@acesdv.org



Providers of direct services to victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence are our primary customers. Victims and survivors are the beneficiaries of our work. Our purpose is to:

-Increase public awareness about the issues of sexual and domestic violence

-Enhance the safety of and services for sexual and domestic violence victims and survivors

-End sexual and domestic violence in Arizona communities


Arizona Department of Health Services- Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Katharine Levandowsky




Arizona Planned Parenthood

Contact: Casey Scott-Mitchell, Community Education & Training Coordinator and Angelica Romero-RAIZ Organizer

4751 N. 15th St
Phoenix AZ 85014

Phone: 602-200-2110

Email: csmitchell@ppaz.org
Email: anromero@ppaz.org

Visit: Planned Parenthood at Raiz Program

The Raiz Program is Planned Parenthood’s national effort to work with the latino community on fights for reproductive health, sex education, and access to care. The Raiz program began in 2014. Organizers have worked on voter registration, Medicaid expansion, immigration reform, and passed a comprehensive sex education reform. 


Chandler My Sister’s Place (Spanish/English)

610 N Alma School Rd Ste 18

Chandler, AZ 85224       

Leslie Marnay





My Sister's Place provides comprehensive programs and services that holistically address domestic violence and the unique challenges survivors face. These include a confidential 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter and transitional-to-permanent housing, therapeutic children's programming, after-care services, residential and non-residential counseling and case-management, community outreach and education in English and Spanish, and referrals to our community partners based on each survivor's individual needs.




Kellee Ellis, Director of Residential Services/Therapist


Address: 1010 E. McDowell                                                                                                


(Phoenix confidential location 602-944-4999) 


Chrysalis has been servicing the needs of women, children and men throughout the Valley who are trying to break the cycle of violence and abuse. The number of lives affected by Chrysalis has grown fourfold since its inception, with more than 1,400 individuals now being helped each year through the efforts of Chrysalis staff and volunteers



Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA)

185 N Apache Trail, Suite 1                                                                      

Apache Junction, Arizona 85120                                                               




Founded in 1998, the Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA) is the first and only 501(c)(3), non-profit, domestic abuse service provider in Northern Pinal County. We strive to create communities free from domestic violence. We provide: direct services, including shelter, empowerment, resources and referrals, legal advocacy, and case management; community outreach, including the CAAFA Safe Home Network; and prevention services, including several youth violence prevention curricula. The mission of CAAFA is empowering individuals, families and communities affected by domestic violence because everyone deserves a safe home.

CAAFA Internship: to apply for an advocacy internship or an executive leadership internship, please email your resume and cover letter to: carolm@caafaaz.org



Contact:  Prof. Kimberly Scott                                                                 



CompuGirls (compugirls.asu.edu) is a culturally relevant technology program for adolescent (grades 8-12) girls from under-resourced school districts in the Greater Phoenix area and in Colorado. Supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, CompuGirls provides fun summer, after-school and yearlong programs where participants learn the latest technologies in digital media, game development, and virtual worlds. CompuGirls has the following program objectives for the participants: (1) To use multimedia activities as a means of encouraging computational thinking, (2) To enhance girls' techno-social analytical skills using culturally relevant practices, and (3) To provide girls with a dynamic, fun learning environment that nurtures the development of a positive self-concept.

Intern's responsibilities 

Data collection has been completed for this project and student responsibilities will include working with the qualitative research team in data analysis. Students will code interview and focus group transcripts and field notes in Dedoose software. Students will interact with other members of the qualitative research team to collaborate on research directions and conceptualizations. Stage 1: Dedoose and coding familiarization, review literature related to project; Stage 2: Focused coding Stage 3: Submit written assertions based on coding



Dignity House (Catholic Charities)

4747 N. 7th Ave.                                                                                                             

Phoenix, AZ 85013

p 602.285.1999 ext. 59032



DIGNITY House offers sex trafficked women an intensive year-long recovery program that includes emotional support, counseling, addiction recovery, education, life-skills building and job placement assistance to help them live an independent life free of prostitution.   An additional a year of support services and housing is offered to successful graduates of DIGNITY House through our transition program.  Also work with:


  • Pregnancy and Adoptions                                 
  • Domestic Violence                     
  • Foster Care                                                        
  • Homelessness              
  • Sex Trafficking                      
  • Youth Development     
  • Protecting Children



Florence Crittendon

715 W Mariposa Street                                          

Phoenix, Arizona 85013


Ashley Faye, Volunteer Service Manager




Florence Crittendon’s programs provide individual group and family counseling for girls and young women in challenged and destructive situations while promoting responsibility, accountability, education, job readiness, positive parenting skills and financial literacy.


Fresh Start for Women Resource Center

Contact: Marcella Columbus, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

Phone: 602-252-8494, 602-261-7150 (Office)

Email: mcolumbus@fswf.org



Fresh Start’s mission is to empower women to transform their lives through education and engagement. Programs and services focus on three core values: economic self-sufficiency, education and personal development.

Fresh Start’s services are free or low cost and are available to any women over the age of 18. Whether a woman is going through a divorce, just became unemployed or is looking for something new in her life, Fresh Start is dedicated to supporting women who want to thrive.


Helping Hands For Single Moms

Jacinda Dawson, Program Director                                                                


P.O. Box 7737                                                                                                                      

Goodyear, AZ 85338




Helping Hands for Single Moms is a community-based nonprofit that assists impoverished single mom families while the moms are pursuing a college education and financial independence.



Hope's Crossing

Contact: Laura Bulluck

Email: Laura@hopescrossing.org

830 N 1st Ave., Suite 212                  

Phoenix, AZ   85003                        




Hope’s Crossing is uniquely dedicated to helping women become successful following experiences with incarceration.  The focus is on serving each woman’s unique needs with a comprehensive approach to helping her create a new, healthy and fulfilling chapter on her life and in the lives of her family.

Hope’s Crossing provides women with a holistic solution to restore hope in their lives and create a pathway to personal and economic sustainability. By empowering women with the skills, tools, and techniques to reunite with their children and rebuild and strengthen their families, it is Hope’s Crossing’s wish to restore hope, which creates healthier communities.



Mercy Connection

Director Vicki Gonzales                                                        

14175 W Indian School Rd. Ste 105                                                                                    




Mercy Connection provides advocacy and emergency assistance on 24-hour hotlines during crises for pregnant women.  



Mothers Against Drunk Driving Arizona    

(Organization founded by women)

Liason: Kelly Dupps                                                                                                


2345 E. Thomas Rd., Ste. 275                                                                                                

Phoenix, Az. 85016



Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is currently seeking interns who wish to engage and educate communities on the dangers of drinking and driving.  MADD also works to prevent underage drinking in order raise the next generation of designated drivers.  MADD Interns should be self-starters who are willing to work hard and have fun!  Also, MADD Interns will find that critical thinking, flexibility and sense of humor will all serve you well.


New Life Center

New Life Center’s Emergency Shelter is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Victims of domestic violence and their children are able to reside in New Life Center’s emergency shelter for up to 120 days. New Life Center is unique in that each family is given their own casita, complete with bathroom, shower, beds, closets, dressers, sitting area, and television. Using a client-centered approach, the case manager and family advocates support residents with creating and fulfilling case plans with goals centered on obtaining self-sufficiency. Along with shelter, residents have access to safety planning, basic hygiene needs, clothing, meals, one-on-one emotional support, psychoeducational support groups, case management, resources and referrals, lay legal advocacy, housing program referrals and barrier reduction funds while residing in our emergency shelter program.

 Once residents exit our emergency shelter, they are connected with our Outreach Program, so they can receive ongoing services and continue to be successful in their new life.  The Outreach Team meet with survivors residing in the community and provide all of the same services we offer at our shelter. 

Contact: Devin De Fendis

Community Development Director

Email: ddefendis@newlifectr.org

Phone: 623-932-4404 ext 101


QUAD Productions             

Prof. H.L.T. Quan

204 Wilson Hall                                                                            




QUAD Productions, is a non-profit media collective focused on the research, development and production of film and video projects that support and effect progressive social consciousness in issues such as poverty, women and gender rights, as well as race/ethnicity.  QUAD believes that communication is a human right. We believe that aesthetics should not be sacrificed for content or budget. We strive to make films that are as aesthetically beautiful as they are socially relevant.



Rosewood Tempe Eating Disorder Treatment

20 E. University Drive, Suite 301                   

Tempe, AZ 85281 I 480-303-0844



Megan Lewis                                  


Kelly Bochenski                             



Outpatient Clinic is a general outpatient counseling, nutrition and psychiatric services program that is specifically designed to meet the needs of our clients. We are here to help with a broad range of issues from depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral problems, addictions, family or relationship conflicts, and eating disorders. The purpose of the Rosewood Intensive Outpatient program is two fold:

  • To provide therapy for adults and adolescents who have an eating disorder diagnosis but do not meet the criteria for inpatient treatment.
  • To provide transitional support for adults and adolescents who have completed an inpatient eating disorder treatment program.



Sojourner Center

Contact: Sarabeth Spencer
Email: SSpencer@sojournercenter.org
Phone : 602-244-0997 and 602-296-3368

Sojourner Center                                                                                                                  
P.O. Box 20156
Phoenix, AZ 85036         


Since 1977 Sojourner Center has provided shelter and support services to tens of thousands of women and children affected by domestic violence. Through empowerment, families discover hope and have the opportunity to build new futures free from violence. As one of the nation's largest domestic violence shelters, Sojourner Center is a tireless advocate for domestic violence victims and survivors. With the continued support of the community, Sojourner Center can help women and children overcome the impact of domestic violence, one life at a time.



Singleton Mom    

(Women Health)

7579 E Main St, #700                                                                                      

Scottsdale, AZ 85251           





Singleton™ Moms is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing hope, help and practical support to struggling single parents battling cancer by providing emotional, financial and household support to courageous moms and dads undergoing treatment



Streetlight Project

Volunteer Services


PO Box 6178

Peoria, AZ 85385



Our mission can be summed up in three words:  Stop Child Rape from 2009-2011, more than 70 places of workship from across the nation combined their fundraising efforts and generated $2.5 million in initial support for Street Light USA.  We are deeply grateful to these churches of many different denominations whose members have shown their compassion and their faith that, together, we can apply national resources to save the lives of these girls.



Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona

Laura Penny                                                                                                       


2250 E. Broadway Blvd.                                                                                                      

Tucson, Arizona 85719




The Foundation is a driving force in political change and advocacy for all women and girls.  Research commissioned by WFSA informs our grant-making and advocacy policies and is a valuable source of information for organizations, businesses, policy makers and individuals.




Reinventing Reentry, an Arizona 501(c)(3)nonprofit, actively promotes education to both the community and to former inmates. The high rates of recidivism result in more cost to communities and a potential for higher crime rates. This is a bi-partisan public/private collaboration of business, academia, social work, justice and former inmates to assist newly released inmates to gain employment, seek higher education and find housing, thus building safer communities, reducing recidivism and freeing up millions of dollars for education budgets instead. 

REINVENTING ReEntry is a program with the mission to educate and reshape our society's perception of former inmates so they may reintegrate and be given a fair chance for employment, housing, education and entrepreneurial opportunities without shame and stigma.

REINVENTING ReEntry seeks interns during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

For more information and how to apply, please contact: Sue Ellen Allen, Founder & President at SEA@reinventingreentry.org and visit http://www.reinventingreentry.org/