Yavapai Family Advocacy Center

Southern AZ Family Advocacy Center logoIn October of 2000, the Yavapai Family Advocacy Center opened its doors for the first time.  Based on recommendations of Yavapai County Children’s Justice Task Force, YFAC was designed to create an integrated victim-centered approach to family violence. The center is an innovative, comprehensive and coordinated response to reduce victim trauma, integrate investigation, and enhance prosecution of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse crimes. Since its inception, the center has served over 2,000 victims.

YFAC is a project of Prevent Child Abuse Arizona (PCA Arizona). Their mission is to promote programs and policies which ensure that children grow up safe and healthy, free from abuse and neglect. 

"I love my kids, and I will do everything in my power to protect them.  This place is helping all of us heal."

Services

An advocacy center:

When professionals respond in a coordinated manner, the cycle of violence is derailed. The response of an advocacy center deals with the immediate crisis and provides follow-up services to assure that the underlying needs of the family are addressed. Advocates and therapists assess the needs of the family and facilitate the linkage to resources that allow the family to overcome the obstacles that prevent them from providing a healthy and violence-free life for their children. An advocacy center provides community and professional education and awareness. Outreach to the community provides information to recognize the signs of abuse and instruction on how to report suspicions of abuse. Professional education delivers quality education on investigative and prosecution techniques.

"I have used the advocacy center when I was on standby and allegations were made of sexual abuse. The YFAC handled the situation very professionally. I believe the experience was comfortable/competent as it could be for the child and myself."

Volunteer/Donate

The Yavapai Family Advocacy Center has volunteer opportunities for office/receptionist, child supervision, events, public speaking, and to organize donated items.

Donations are accepted through our website and by mail. Telephone 928-775-0669 for further information.

A current “wish list” is posted on our website.

Annual Events

Each year our volunteers put together Easter baskets to be sold. A local restaurateur displays them at his restaurant for sale. The detectives and CPS professionals are asked to either buy a basket or to help us sell them. Although the event does not bring in a great deal of money, it allows our professional partners to become involved and brings our name and our cause out into the community to celebrate an uplifting holiday.

"As a Patrol Supervisor I am very pleased with the response we receive from the YFAC. I have received nothing but positive feedback from victims families about their experience there."

 

WEBSITE

www.yfac.org

LOCATION

Prescott Valley, AZ

PHONE NUMBERS

928-775-0669
928-759-0474 (fax)

CONTACT PERSON

Missy Sikora, Director
P.O. Box 26495
Prescott Valley, AZ 86312

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday–Friday, 8am to 5pm