Terri Cruz Social Service Program
A one-time emergency financial assistance program that assists hundreds of families in Maricopa and Pima counties, that is in need of funds for funeral assistance, mortgage payment, and utilities. The program was developed in an effort to prevent individuals and families from being evicted, becoming homeless, or becoming in debt financially due to the unexpected funeral expenses of an immediate family member.
For more information, please call (602) 257-0700.
Domestic Violence Prevention
CPLC De Colores
CPLC De Colores is a safe home for women and children who have been forced to flee their homes due to domestic violence. Staff is trained to offer a variety of services in Spanish 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Currently, CPLC De Colores is the only domestic violence shelter in the Phoenix area to exclusively offer bilingual and bicultural environment in which women and their children can make the transition from to
a lifestyle free of violence.
CPLC De Colores is built upon the commitment to the viability and integrity of the minority and larger communities of Phoenix. Family violence is viewed as the product caused by barriers to equal access in the areas of education, unemployment, under employment, social mobility and personal role definition. From the broader perspectives of sexism and racism, the treatment focus narrows to examine issues of intergenerational family violence and/or family patterns surrounding chemical dependency. Intervention therefore seeks to build upon the strengths of the individual, family and community by bringing together exploration and confirmation of the external and internal limits to personal growth.
The CPLC De Colores programming is comprised of five components; the Emergency Information and Referral Bilingual (Spanish/English) Hotline, available twenty four hour a day, seven day a week; the Crisis Program, providing families immediate safety and security from domestic violence; the Transitional Program, providing families an opportunity to begin their journey towards a violent free self-sufficient life; the Ahijado Program, providing counseling and positive interaction for children who have been victims of domestic violence; and the COMADRES Program, providing after-care service to families after leaving CPLC De Colores.
CPLC De Colores
Phoenix, AZ 85005
(602) 269-1515 – p
Contact: Maribel Castro
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