With the community in crisis, and many Arizonans forced to stay in their homes, victims of domestic violence are facing harrowing circumstances. To help alleviate the concerns of a rise in violence, A New Leaf’s Domestic Violence programs are operating and actively working to provide hotline access, shelter, and legal assistance to residents of Maricopa County.
“With so many families facing unemployment while being forced to stay home, we fear the stressful circumstances will drive many abusers to violence,” worries Dana Martinez, Director of Domestic Violence Services at A New Leaf. “We are doing our best to save lives and provide resources. We want the community to know we are here and ready to serve.”
A New Leaf operates domestic violence shelters, court advocacy programs, and the Maricopa County Domestic Violence Hotline that answers and screens calls, guiding victims to shelters across the County.
“A New Leaf is committed to serving the needs of those experiencing domestic violence during this worldwide pandemic,” says Dana. “SAFEDVS, the hotline for those seeking domestic violence services in Maricopa County, continues to operate at full capacity 24/7/365.”
If you, or someone you know is in need of help, please immediately call 480-890-3039, toll free 844-723-3387, or use our online chat tool at: https://www.turnanewleaf.org/services/domestic-violence/.