Jenny, a single mother of three, was addicted to crystal meth and a victim of domestic violence until Sharon Stinard and the organization she founded, Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA), reached out and changed her life. With Stinard’s help Jenny and her children were given a safe place to live and Jenny was empowered to stop her substance abuse and go to college.
Until 1998 there were no “safe homes” in Northern Pinal County and the battered women who lived in the area had no escape from abusive husbands, boyfriends and fathers. Stinard spearheaded a community effort to meet the need and went to work to create an organization that would build a Safe Home for these women and their children.
Today, CAAFA has 16 beds and numerous support programs for single women and mothers with their children while they traverse myriad hurdles in their struggle to become self sufficient and free. Located in Apache Junction, CAAFA serves the communities of Florence, Superior, Queen Creek, and Apache Junction.
Jenny, the single mother, gained strength through the empowerment she received at CAAFA and now has her degree. She says she wants to grow up to be just like Stinard, which means helping her community in every way she possibly can. Stinard says, “There is never a question about our purpose in life when we have a heart for service”
To volunteer for Community Alliance Against Family Abuse contact: www.caafaaz.org