One in four women and one in five teens in Arizona will experience domestic or dating violence in their lifetime. Domestic Violence can take many forms including physical and sexual violence, threats, isolation, emotional insults and economic deprivation.
The Family Advocacy Center
The City of Phoenix Family Advocacy Center (FAC) provides comprehensive services to victims of violence. The FAC serves as one central location for victims of violence to receive services. Partnerships with community-based organizations provide valuable advocacy services to victims and their families.
Domestic Violence Roadmap
The City of Phoenix is committed to end domestic violence within our community. As a result, a collaboration of more than 50 community, private and public organizations drafted a five-year plan under the leadership of the Mayor and City Council. The plan is entitled ”A Road Map to Excellence: Making the City of Phoenix a National Leader in Preventing and Ending Domestic Violence. A
Mission Statement and Overview of the plan is also available.
Paint Phoenix Purple
Paint Phoenix Purple is a campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence. The City of Phoenix and more than 50 partners including businesses, civic organizations, educational institutions and faith communities are working together to create a culture where domestic violence is no longer tolerated. Here are a few ways you can help Paint Phoenix Purple!
- Wear purple ribbons
- Wear purple clothing on Fridays
- Turn computer screen savers purple
- Post domestic violence information on your website
- Change outdoor light bulbs to purple
- Visit the
paintphoenixpurple.org webside for more information and resources to help raise awareness.