$80K in funding for Apache Junction health, human services to be considered June 18

The Apache Junction Food Bank and Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley are to receive the bulk of this year’s $80,000 in health and human services funding from municipal coffers. The Apache Junction City Council at a June 18 meeting is to vote in a consent agenda on awarding contracts to four agencies. […]

Apache Junction group receives grant to help abuse victims

The Community Alliance Against Family Abuse has received a $7,500 grant from Thunderbirds Charities. The grant will be used to provide equine therapy for children affected by domestic and sexual violence, according to a release. In 2019, CAAFA expects to serve approximately 25 children from Maricopa County in the organization’s domestic violence crisis shelter. Funding […]

AJ Mounted Rangers donate $1,000 to Community Alliance Against Family Abuse

The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers on Nov. 13 donated $1,000 to Community Alliance Against Family Abuse. From left are Apache Junction Mounted Rangers Irene White, Joan Felkner and Mike Hellberg; CAAFA Executive Director Ray Villa; and AJMR Acting Capt. Roger Matas. The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers is a volunteer peace-keeping organization that supports children and youth […]

CAAFA selects Ray Villa as the new executive director

Community Alliance Against Family Abuse has selected Ray Villa as the new executive director to start on Oct. 8. The Apache Junction-based domestic and sexual violence services organization chose Mr. Villa to build on CAAFA’s 20-year history of community partnerships, according to a press release. “CAAFA has established itself as a key social services provider in […]

Gold Canyon Lions Club donates to Project Help, CAAFA

The Gold Canyon Lions Club is a group of dedicated men and women who support and enjoy serving our community. Because of the tremendous success of the Gold Canyon Lions Luau Event, Gold Canyon Lions were able to donate checks May 16 to two very worthy organizations, Project Help and the Community Alliance Against Family […]

3 agencies to receive city of Apache Junction human services funding

An agency providing food, another offering educational strategies for children and a third presenting intervention programs for families affected by domestic abuse will receive health and human services funding by the city of Apache Junction. The city council recently voted 6-1 in a consent agenda to approve contracts for 2018-19 that include giving $33,000 to […]