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  • Two County departments join forces to assist victims of domestic violence

    Oct 27, 2016 | Read More News
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    Pima County Behavioral Health and the Pima County Housing Center have collaborated with several community partners to hold a Housing Awareness Training session on Nov. 2 , 3–4:30 p.m., at the Pima County Health Department, 3450 S. Country Club Rd, that provides information and resources on how to help victims of domestic violence facing eviction or other housing-related issues. 

    Event organizers coordinated the workshop to connect behavioral health professionals, and those who interact most with victims of domestic violence and/or housing related issues, to resources that will help them understand and assist their clients. 

    “One reason it is so hard for domestic violence survivors to come forward is, not only fear of the abuser, but sometimes even more so, fear of the unknown,” Joanna Medrano, UA Mortgage and Consumer Finance Law Group Director, said. “This presentation will discuss the challenges survivors face and provide information about their legal rights and resources in our community.” 

    Representatives from the UA College of Law, Southern Arizona Legal Aid (SALA) and the Southwest Fair Housing Council, Inc. will provide information on housing laws, victim rights and the social issues many of these victims face.  There will also be tables with resources from Emerge! SACASA, SALA, Primavera Foundation, YWCA of Southern Arizona and others. 

    Those interested in attending the workshop must register in advance. RSVP to Trenace Taulton by email at trenace.taulton@pima.gov or by phone at (520) 724-2297. Organizers will accept registrations until seats are filled. 

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