Posted by Robert Homann on Oct 11, 2017
Harvey Clark introduced our speaker Dorian Townsend, Executive Director of the Community Alliance Against Family Abuse.  Dorian has now been with CAAFA for one year.  Her hobbies include ice hockey, board games and dressing in costume to visit childrens' hospitals.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.  Dorian told us of various ways the city of AJ, local businesses, Central AZ College and the Allstate Foundation are providing ongoing activities during the month.
This is CAAFA's 20th year and so they are starting a "Twenties" campaign to raise money.  Debbie Jusko collected $20 contributions from a number of club members towards one of the campaign goals of 20 gifts of $20.
CAAFA is sponsoring a community training event on suicide prevention to be held November 8 from 10:00 to 12:30 at Central AZ College.  It is free but an RSVP is required.
Some of the new areas that CAAFA is providing help for are ways to deal with sexual harassment/abuse in the AZ National Guard, cyberstalking and financial abuse. 
Their annual fund raiser - the Giddy Up Gala - will be held on November 4 at 5:30 PM at the Rockin' R Ranch at 6136 E. Baseline Rd. in Mesa.  Tickets are $25