WINSLOW, Ariz. - Arizona Women's Partnership recently gave $32,500 to grass roots charities around Arizona, including Alice's Place in Winslow, a domestic violence shelter serving a large community surrounding Winslow.
Alice's Place was established in 2000 by a group of visionaries who believed victims of domestic violence needed a safe place to call for help, support, advice and direction when there was seemingly no way out of their desperate situation.
Alice's Place is the only domestic violence shelter within a 60 to 100 mile radius of Winslow. It promotes individual empowerment by providing safe, confidential choices and culturally sensitive support to victims and survivors of domestic violence.
The shelter services a large amount of people from the Navajo reservation because of its proximity. The shelter offers many different services including a 90-day shelter program, crisis intervention, case management, legal advocacy, awareness/prevention education and more. But the 24-hour intervention hotline is one of the most crucial aspects to the program because it is the entry point for at least 98 percent of the shelter's clients.
Major objectives include stabilization of an immediate crisis through 24-crisis intervention, providing a safe and comfortable place for clients to begin the healing process while developing a personal goal and action plan to help them move forward, increase self-esteem and get back on their feet, advocate on behalf of clients to help them navigate the judicial/legal system and local resources and educate clients and raise awareness in the community of the effects of domestic violence to help stop the cycle of abuse and decrease the number and severity of domestic violence incidents.
In 2015, the hotline received 264 calls, most of which resulted in intake of the client to the program. Other calls were for educational resources or from law enforcement. A large portion of the people served at Alice's Place, 75 percent in shelter and 60 percent of overall clients, are Native American.
The shelter is available 24-hours a day to assist anyone with questions or concerns about domestic violence by telephone at (928) 289-3003, toll free at (888) 531-7233. More information about Alice's Place is available at www.alicesplaceshelter.org.
Arizona Women's Partnership, Inc.
The Arizona Women's Partnership, Inc., an all-volunteer nonprofit, which provides grants to grass roots charities that assist under-served women and children at risk in Arizona, announced $32,500 in grants to the following:
About Care for the Elderly, Alice's Place, Arizona Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents, Arizona South Asians for Safe Families, Desert Sounds Performing Arts, Grand Canyon Music Festival, HAVEN Family Resource Center, Rim County Literacy, Shoebox Ministry, Southwest Valley Literacy Association, Unlimited Potential, Welcome to Americana Project, West Yavapai Guidance Center Foundation, Yavapai CASA for Kids, YES for Navajo Youth- Dine'Bike'yah-Teec Nos Pos.
More information on Arizona Women's Partnership is available by visiting www.azwp.org.