BDSM is not domestic violence

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BDSM is not domestic violence.  The key to BDSM is informed consent-both parties have agreed to what will happen.  If you have to apologize, you did not have consent.

APEX does not endorse any kind of non-consentual violence or abuse. If you are the victim of domestic violence or abuse, there are resources available  below.

To learn more about domestic violence you can visit:

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

 Statewide Resources

Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence 800-782-6400
Information & Referral Helpline 800-352-3792

Maricopa County

Avondale Police Dept. Victim Advocate
Adult Protective Services
Cassie’s House (Phoenix)
Catholic Social Services
Catholic Social Services (Phoenix)
Connections Counseling Center (Surprise)
Crisis Center Valley East (Mesa)
Crisis Nursery (Phoenix)
Chicanos Por La Causa De Colores
Chrysalis Shelter (Phoenix)
Chrysalis Shelter (Scottsdale)
Dignity House
DV STOP Program
Faith House Shelter (Glendale)
Jewish Family Services (Scottsdale)
Mesa Police Victim Service Unit
My Sisters’ Place (Chandler)
New Life Center (Goodyear)
New Life Shelter (Litchfield Park)
Pathways (Chandler)
Salvation Army
Shelter Without Walls
Sojourner Center
Tempe Coalition Against DV
Victims Assistance Law Project (Tempe)
Voices for Crime Victims
623-478-3656
602-542-4446
602-936-7446
480-963-9532
602-997-6105
623-584-7800
480-969-2308
602-273-7364
602-269-1515
602-944-4999
480-481-0402
602-997-6105
480-969-4024
623-939-6031
480-994-8477
480-644-4075
602-263-8900
623-932-4404
623-935-9161
480-821-1024
520-320-7556
602-452-4640
602-244-0089
602-279-2900
480-965-5290
602-207-2940

Police and Victim Services

Glendale Victim Assistance – 623-930-3030
Maricopa County Attorney Victim Witness – 602-506-8522
Mesa Police Department Victim Assistance Program – 480-644-4075
(After Hrs:480-644-2211)
Peoria City Attorney Victim Assistance – 623-773-7414
Phoenix City Prosecutor Victim Witness Program – 602-261-8192
Scottsdale City Prosecutor Victim Witness Program – 480-312-4226
Tempe Crisis Intervention Team – 480-350-8032
Victim Compensation Bureau – 602-506-4955
Victim Rights and Witness Assistance Program – 602-542-4911

Emergency Shelters

Autumn House (Mesa) – 480-835-5555
Boys Town National Hotline – 1-800-448-3000 or 1-800-448-1833/TTY
Cassie’s House (602)936-7446
Catholic Social Services – 602-997-6105
Child Crisis Center (Children) (East Valley) – 480-969-2308 (children only, most placements by CPS)
Chrysalis (North Phoenix) – 602-944-4999
Chrysalis (Scottsdale) – 480-481-0402 Shelter and 24-hour Hotline
Crisis Nursery (Children)/Shelter – 602-273-7363/7364 (children only)
DeColores (North Phoenix) – 602-269-1515
DOVES – Glendale (Domestic Older Victims Empower & Safety) – 602-264-4357 or 1-888-264-2258
Faith House (Glendale) – 623-939-6798
My Sister’s Place/Pathways (East Valley only) – 480-821-1024 (24 Hours)
New Life Shelter (Goodyear) – 623-932-4404
New Life Shelter (Litchfield Park) – 623-935-9161
Salvation Army’s Elim House – 602-267-4111 or 1-888-267-0197
Sojourner (Central Phoenix) – 602-244-0089
West Valley Child Crisis Center (Children) – 623-848-8863

Crisis Intervention, Information, Counseling, and/or Hotlines

Arizona Child Abuse or Neglect Hotline – 1-888-767-2445
Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence – 602-279-2900 or 1-800-782-6400
Autumn House (Crisis Hotline) – 480-835-5555
AZ Child Protective Services (CPS) Child Abuse Hotline – 602-530-1800
AZ Adult Protective Services (APS) – 602-255-0996
Boys Town National Hotline – 1-800-448-3000 or 1-800-448-1833/TTY
Case (Sexual Assault) – (602)254-6400
Center Against Family Violence – 480-644-4075
Center Against Sexual Assault – 602-254-9000 (24 hours)
Centro de Amistad, Inc. – 480-839-2926
Child Help USA Child Abuse Hotline (National) – 1-800-422-4453
Child Crisis Center – Phoenix East Valley – 480-969-2308
CONTACS Shelter Hotline – 602-263-8900 or 1-800-799-7739 (24 hours)
Chrysalis (Scottsdale) – 480-481-0402

Community Information and Referral(24 hours) – 602-263-8856 or 1-800-352-3792
Crisis Nursery – 602-273-7363
DeColores (Phoenix) – 602-269-1515
Domestic Violence – 1-800-799-7739 (24-hour)
DV Legal Advocacy Program c/o Autumn House – (480)461-4204
Faith House (Glendale) – 623-939-6798
Family Life Line Crisis Hotline (National) – 1-800-352-0528
Family Service Agency – 602-264-9891
Governor’s Division for Prevention of Family Violence – 602-542-1773
Hopi Guidance Center – (928)737-2586
House of Refuge-East – 480-988-9242 (transitional housing for families in general)
Impact – Westside Social Services – 623-934-1991
Jewish Family and Children’s Services (Phoenix) – 602-256-0528
My Sisters Place (Chandler) Crisis Hotline – 480-821-1024
National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-SAFE(7233) or 1-800-787-7224TTY
Parent Support Center – (602)506-6339
Phoenix Indian Center – 602-263-1017 ext-67
Salvation Army (Family Service, Food, Clothing) – 602-267-4100
Save the Family – 480-898-0228
Shelter Without Walls (JFCS) – 480-994-8477
Sojourner Center (Phoenix) Crisis Hotline – 602-244-0089
Sundance Lodge (602)870-0376
Tumbleweed (Services for Teenagers) – 602-841-5799
Value Options Crisis Hotline – 602-222-9444

Counseling Services

Counseling services for the victim:
Autumn House (Mesa) – 480-835-5555
Centro de Amistad Incorporado – 480-839-2926
Chrysalis (North Phoenix) – 602-944-4999
Dorothy B. Mitchell Counseling Center – 480-969-6955 (children only)
My Sisters Place (Chandler) – 480-821-1024 (24 Hour)
Salvation Army – 602-267-4100
Counseling services for the abusive person:
Family Service Agency – 602-264-9891
Impact – Westside Social Services (VORD) –
Scottsdale Justice Services – 480-949-8871
Organization for Non-Violence Education (ONE) – 623-934-0696 (anger management)
Value Options Crisis Hotline – 602-222-9444

Legal Services

Community Information and Referral – 602-263-8856 or 1-800-352-3792
Community Legal Services Central Office – 602-258-3434
Community Legal Services East Valley Office – 480-833-1442
DV Legal Advocacy Program of Maricopa County – (602)247-0464
Maricopa County Lawyer Referral Service – 602-257-4434
Family Lawyers Assistance Project – 602-506-7948
The Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County – 602-506-SELF(7353) (24 hours)
self-help Telephone Services (recorded information only)
Maricopa County Superior Court Self Service Center:
Phoenix Location – I01 West Jefferson, First Floor
Mesa Location – 222 East Javelina, First Floor (Law Library)
Maricopa County Courts
Superior Court in Phoenix – 201 W. Jefferson
Superior Court in Mesa – 222 E. Javelina
Superior Court in Surprise – 14264 W. Tierra Buena Ln.
Clerk of the Court (Phoenix) – 602-506-3676
Clerk of the Court, Southeast Court Complex, Mesa – 480-506-3360
Conciliation Services (Phoenix) 602-506-3296
Family Support Center Expedited Services – 602-506-3762
Family Violence Prevention Center – 602-506-5553
Justice Court Administration – Phoenix – 602-506-1337
Municipal Courts – Phoenix – 602-262-7120 (Orders of Protection)
Maricopa County Justice Court/ Scottsdale – 480-443-6600

 

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