Homeless As a Result of Domestic Violence
Every year in Maricopa County, more than 6,000 women escape domestic violence. Some have support from friends & family, and the resources to escape in livable conditions. But thousands have nowhere to go, and many of them leave with only their clothes on their back - and their children.
For children who become homeless as a result of domestic violence, needs are greater than just a place to sleep. Often the escaped abuser is looking for them. Their situation is compounded by fear, stress, and often triggers bigger issues like symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
These kids and families need the support of community perhaps more than any other homeless population.
How Sojourner Helps
Sojourner Center provides crisis shelter, transitional housing, domestic violence education, safety planning, lay-legal advocacy, case management, 24-hour crisis support, referral services, community education, childcare through our Child Development Center and healthcare through an on-site clinic to over 8,700 individuals each year.
Sojourner has 3 campuses with 280 beds and 32 transitional apartments. In 2014, Sojourner:
- Helped 8,751 individuals impacted by domestic violence
- Served 131,170 meals at Sojourner Center
- Supplied 78,932 nights of shelter to women and children escaping domestic violence
- Cared for 193 children in our Child Development Center
Pressing Needs List
Sojourner Center currently has a pressing need for the following items, which we encourage you to select your donations from.
- Khaki shorts
- Navy blue shorts
- Polo shirts in White, Red & Navy Blue
- Typical school supplies
- Craft paper
- Pens, pencils, crayons