​​​​​​​​​Our Mission

In 2013, the City of Phoenix created the​ "Roadmap to Excellence: making the City of Phoenix a National Leader in Preventing and Ending Domestic Violence" along with an awareness campaign called "Paint Phoenix Purple". In addition to activities that directly impact survivors, the​​ initiative also emphasizes having important conversations to prevent and end domestic violence.​​​​​ ​

If you are being abused, it is important to know that you've done nothing to d​eserve abuse. Leaving can be difficult but it is not impossible.  You can change your circumstance today! 

Get Help​

The Strategic Initiatives team has several partnership opportunities for businesses, organizations, school districts, and the community.  Additional information is attached. 

  • Community/School Awareness Presentations
  • Staff Trainings and Train-the -Trainer
  • Resource Fairs
  • Youth Town Hall
  • Awareness-themed Local Sporting Events
  • Item Drives

Please contact the Strategic Initiatives team to learn how you can join us in combatting Domestic Violence in our community!

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The Strategic Initiatives section would like to thank all the City of Phoenix employees and departments that participated in this year’s donation drive challenge. Those departments include:

Aviation    Budget & Research   City Clerk     Housing      Human Services       Neighborhood Services    

Parks & Recreation    Police    Public Works   Streets Transportation     Water Services

A total of 19,079 items were donated, with Neighborhood Services winning the challenge this year with a donation total of 12,268. The estimated value of the donations was $25,489.25. The items were provided to the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, who distributed them this week to 12 local shelters.


2023 Teen Art Contest Winners ​


                        1st Place: “End The Silence”                               2nd Place: “Helpless”                          3rd Place: “There Will Be Brighter Days”
                                by Monique Davis                                         by Joshua Escamilla                                                    by Mia Garcia

​ Thank you to all the young artists who participated in the 2023 Teen Art Contest as part of the City of Phoenix Paint Phoenix Purple initiative. We received so many talented works of art!  

 Each piece was scored by a panel of 3 judges with representation from the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, and Phoenix Family Advocacy Center.  We also displayed 4 of the artworks and tallied votes for a fan favorite at the “Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Walk and Celebration”​

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