ASAFSF is experiencing a growing need for services. We rely on your generous tax-deductible donations to help us assist families better. Contributions from community members in and out-of-state, grants from John C. Lincoln Foundation, Indo-US Foundation, Rajasthani Association of Phoenix are a great help to us! You can help too, and contribute to a worthwhile cause. If you are unable to participate in our events this year, you can still help!
Some of our services include the following:
Support: a toll-free Helpline (Live since December 2006): To date a total of 84 contacts, on the toll-free line, 8 referrals from local shelters & the Arizona Coalition of Domestic Violence, 7 from out-of-state DV organizations, and 4 from Prosecutor’s offices. Every new call brings several follow-up calls and referrals. Helpline and Website are important tools for ASAFSF services. On average, we concurrently serve 2 – 3 active cases.
Manage Direct Services: Includes financial assistance for child care, rent, lawyers’ fees, transportation, emergent personal needs. Our family advocates accompany and support victims and their dependent children to courts, medical appointments, lawyer appointments and much more. Victim abuse ranges from mental, verbal, & financial abuse to severe physical abuse. Confidentiality has to be maintained for victims’ and advocates’ safety.
Conduct Training: ASAFSF organizes general and culture-specific and legal advocacy training for members and volunteers. Direct Service providers must have DV 101-40 hours training. Modified training is available for volunteers in non-direct service areas.
Parenting Support Team assists victims of abuse to readjust to positive parenting.
Community Outreach: Major community outreach events are held each year. Chai Chat (Tea with ASAFSF) is a community driven grassroots outreach project since 2007. It focuses on small groups hosted by community members.