Rating: 5 stars 11 11 reviews
Po Box 20156 Phoenix AZ 85036 USA
A world free from domestic violence.
Residential services: sojourner centers crisis shelters provide a safe and confidential living environment, staffed 24 hours per day, 365 days per year for women and children who are fleeing a domestic violence situation. Provisions of shelter, food and clothing are provided upon arrival at the shelter. Case managers support the women and families in their progress towards independent social and economic stability through a variety of services including education classes, support groups, safety planning, licensed onsite childcare and healthcare, lay legal advocacy services, life skills development and workforce readiness. In fy14, we provided 78,932 nights of shelter.
child development center: the center addresses the short and long term effects of a childs emotional, social and cognitive development who has witnessed domestic violence. Families have access to onsite licensed childcare and pediatric medical care, safety planning, developmental assessments, school-aged appropriate programming, and social support groups. Activities are focused on learning through play, teamwork, social development and cultural-sensitivity. Moms participate in family safety planning, non-violent discipline and parenting classes. In fy14, 176 children were served in the center.
supportive living: the transitional housing and supportive services program helps women gain the skills and resources necessary for obtaining and sustaining permanent housing and for living independently as individuals and/or as families. Residents work with their assigned case manager to develop a goal plan set into a timeframe for accomplishment and to achieve success. The plan is reviewed weekly, emphasizing appropriate goals for increasing income and the necessary life skills support that will assist them in obtaining permanent housing. Services provided to the residents include workforce readiness, financial literacy, employment counseling, lay legal advocacy, referrals to and assistance in accessing community resources, access to an onsite medical clinic, weekly support groups and social activities. For women with children, we provide onsite licensed childcare, developmental assessments, school-aged appropriate programming, social support groups and parenting classes. In fy14, 257 women and children were provided transitional housing.
lay legal: the lay legal advocacy program helps domestic violence victims attain safety and justice by assisting them in accessing the legal resources available to them. In fy14, two lay legal advocates served 1144 individuals. Advocates assist victims with securing orders of protection and "exclusive use of the home so the women and children wont be homeless, support with landlord-tenant issues (breaking a lease or avoiding eviction), legal separation or divorce, child support, custody and visitation, and modification of decrees as well as accessing other social services such as shelter, food, clothing, healthcare, and childcare.
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Sojourner Center is a place of peace, healing and harmony. Its success is a reflection of the mission driven and fiscally responsible staff led by a visionary executive director, Connie Phillips. Their example of cooperation and compassion has spilled over into the community and attracted volunteers, board members and supporters who also place the mission of overcoming the impact of domestic violence one life at a time above any other personal agendas. I have never served on a board with a better group of people. Each one comes with a unique strength and all are ready to roll up their sleeves to put their strengths to work. Sojourner Center should serve as a model of how to run a non-profit right.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
A successful capital campaign which raised over $11million and helped double the number of beds now available to women and children fleeing domestic violence.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Establish an endowment fund so that their work could go on without fear of legislative budget cuts and downturns in giving due to the economy.