Be A Hero To A Survivor Of Abuse

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Be A Hero To A Survivor Of Abuse

Program GoalA submission of DeeCilla Comfort Center co-op, our transitional housing program project offers a uniquely designed three-phase program to promote healing and restoration for women with children traumatized by domestic violence and human trafficking. Our program services will guide an... Read More

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Program Goal

A submission of DeeCilla Comfort Center co-op, our transitional housing program project offers a uniquely designed three-phase program to promote healing and restoration for women with children traumatized by domestic violence and human trafficking. Our program services will guide and assist residents in living out their “new beginning” action plan, and consists of an aftercare component that aids in preventing recidivism as resident reenter the community

Why The Need

In Arizona, housing continues to be the most urgent need for survivors with 223 requests for housing services unmet on a single day. The lack of available housing provides the means for re-victimization as not all survivors and their children qualify for traditional shelters and transitional homes. Many also experience difficulty qualifying for a personal residence, due to lack of income or poor credit history

Our research and encounters with clients have unveiled that survivors find themselves homeless often couch surfing or paying extensive costs to live in extended stay facilities.  We also aim to work with those who have utilized their max time in a shelter or transitional home with no place to go, as they are not in a position to obtain a personal residence. These persons find themselves denied entrance into a home or apartment due to credit issues and limited income. While low-income subsidized apartment housing exists, some either do not qualify due to income or debt, the apartments have a waiting list, or the apartment does not fit the needs of the family (size and safety). Due to these challenges and more, parents find themselves in compromising situations to provide for their families, sometimes this results in returning to their victimizer.

During the recent COVID-19 pandemic in our country, we also realized the need for more long-term housing solutions for survivors, as many of our shelters and short-term transitional homes were at or reaching maximum capacity. However, apartments and apartment homes were still working full-time to meet the needs of those who needed to relocate. It is evident that we must tip the scales for survivors assisting them to move into homes, rather than increasing shelters in the community which increases the impact on society.

Your donations will provide transitional housing for eight residents for up to 18 months. While residing in our homes residents will have access to crisis counseling services, financial literacy classes, parent education, education completion, workforce development, physical health and wellness programs, and other life skill programs to aid in their recovery.

Your donations will help change lives forever!



Posted By Shawanda Randolph

March 12, 2019

DeeCilla Center is in the best city where organizations have a passion to partner together to create the greatest impact.

During today’s Goodyear Faith and Community Roundtable, the team from Adelante Health Center (Goodyear, AZ) decided to graciously partner with us by hosting our Women’s Health Event scheduled for 18 May 2018.

Adelante Health Center is located at 13471 W. Cornerstone Blvd., Goodyear, AZ 85395

They have an amazing new facility (and staff). The environment and the smiles your receive will start you on your way to feeling better from the moment you walk in the doors.

We are happy and excited to be working with Adelante Health Center.

#Communitypartnerships #Goodyear #beingthechange


Posted By Shawanda Randolph

March 05, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

16 March, Western Metropolitan A.M.E Zion Women's Conference

 The organization will have the opportunity to spread awareness to women belonging to a faith organization. Helping to understand how to identify signs of sexual and domestic violence and human trafficking and how to support survivors.

1 April, Arizona State University (ASU)  National Leadership Alliance Student Association (NLASA), Impact Expo. This event will further education students on the importance of nonprofit organizations to better understand the critical role they play in our communities and state. 

20 April. City of Goodyear Hops and Hops family event. The organization was invited to participate in this event and spread awareness. This is a family-friendly and fun event, therefore the organization will incorporate a hands-on activity for participants (youth).

As the first facility to open will be the "House of Hope" the organization's tabling will consist of activities and materials for youth to build their "house of hope."  Age appropriate material will be provided for young adults and parents, guardians, or caregivers.

We are in need of supplies for this event, with the main supply (houses to construct) will be purchased through Oriental Trading Company. The organization is requesting support from the community for monetary and in-kind donations for this event.

18 May. National Women's Health Week Event. Collaborating with Go with the Flow as well as New Life Center.

DeeCilla Comfort Center wants to focus on reaching young adults, in the Goodyear community, and teaching steps they can take for better health. The planned event would not focus solely on the physical health of the young woman, but various aspects that affect their overall health, to include healthy relationships. 

The objective is to provide tools to encourage self-pride and love, which has an impact on their perspective of healthy relationships, ultimately becoming a tool to fight against future issues of domestic violence.

Focus areas: 
Physical Health – Go With The Flow (Healthy Menstruation)

Relationships – TBD, Relationships, and Safety

Domestic Violence Awareness - New life Center (emergency shelter for domestic violence)

What: Packing party and donation drive for New Life Center coupled with presentations and activities by organizations.

- Go with the Flow is known for their “packing parties.” Organizations sponsor the packing parties to assist Go with the Flow spread awareness on Menstrual Health. Promoting healthy ideals toward menstrual health for women. Furthermore, they strive to provide resources for places such as schools and shelters where these resources are seriously lacking. The packing party, for this event, would be a tool to educate young women, while also encouraging them to support the local Domestic Violence Shelter. The parties are educational, interactive, and fun.

- TBD. Focuses on healthy teen dating while spreading awareness to prevent violence in dating/relationships. While they focus on teens overall, the request for this event will be to focus on the young women.

- New Life Center. Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter, located in SW Valley. Bringing awareness about their facility and their residents will highlight the challenges faces the community and further alert participants to potential threats and outcomes of domestic violence. Additional donations for items will go to the center based on their “needs” list.


badge Be A Hero To A Survivor Of Abuse

$120 of $5,000

raised from 3 people

Be A Hero To A Survivor Of Abuse

Shawanda Randolph, on behalf of

DeeCilla Comfort Center

Donate to provide safe and secure housing and program services for low-income and homeless women and children, fleeing Domestic Violence. Help prevent revictimization by making housing available for families that do not qualify for transitional domestic violence shelters and transitional homes.

Shawanda Randolph

Personally understanding the needs and trials of victims and survivors, Shawanda established DeeCilla Comfort Center to help bring Hope to those hurt by sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking. A Veteran and Fuller Theological Seminary graduate, she is also an author and speaker.

Avondale-Goodyear, Arizona

Recent Donations

  • $50.00

    Deandrea Myrick

    March 29,2019

    I believe the DeeCilla Comfort Center is going to be a blessing in the community.

  • $50.00

    Delaine Laney

    March 13,2019

    Walk of Faith AZ supports this cause and is happy to serve.

  • $20.00

    Latifah Randolph

    February 22,2019

    I am in full support of this organization. There is such a need for this program for many women looking for a place of resource where they can feel safe and comfortable in their search. Not feel like a statistic.

Be A Hero To A Survivor Of Abuse

badge Be A Hero To A Survivor Of Abuse

$120 of $5,000

raised from 3 people

Be A Hero To A Survivor Of Abuse

Shawanda Randolph, on behalf of

DeeCilla Comfort Center

Donate to provide safe and secure housing and program services for low-income and homeless women and children, fleeing Domestic Violence. Help prevent revictimization by making housing available for families that do not qualify for transitional domestic violence shelters and transitional homes.

Shawanda Randolph

Personally understanding the needs and trials of victims and survivors, Shawanda established DeeCilla Comfort Center to help bring Hope to those hurt by sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking. A Veteran and Fuller Theological Seminary graduate, she is also an author and speaker.

Avondale-Goodyear, Arizona

Recent Donations

  • $50.00

    Deandrea Myrick

    March 29,2019

    I believe the DeeCilla Comfort Center is going to be a blessing in the community.

  • $50.00

    Delaine Laney

    March 13,2019

    Walk of Faith AZ supports this cause and is happy to serve.

  • $20.00

    Latifah Randolph

    February 22,2019

    I am in full support of this organization. There is such a need for this program for many women looking for a place of resource where they can feel safe and comfortable in their search. Not feel like a statistic.

Be A Hero To A Survivor Of Abuse

Program GoalA submission of DeeCilla Comfort Center co-op, our transitional housing program project offers a uniquely designed three-phase program to promote healing and restoration for women with children traumatized by domestic violence and human trafficking. Our program services will guide an... Read More

Youhelp Share

Campaign URL:


Program Goal

A submission of DeeCilla Comfort Center co-op, our transitional housing program project offers a uniquely designed three-phase program to promote healing and restoration for women with children traumatized by domestic violence and human trafficking. Our program services will guide and assist residents in living out their “new beginning” action plan, and consists of an aftercare component that aids in preventing recidivism as resident reenter the community

Why The Need

In Arizona, housing continues to be the most urgent need for survivors with 223 requests for housing services unmet on a single day. The lack of available housing provides the means for re-victimization as not all survivors and their children qualify for traditional shelters and transitional homes. Many also experience difficulty qualifying for a personal residence, due to lack of income or poor credit history

Our research and encounters with clients have unveiled that survivors find themselves homeless often couch surfing or paying extensive costs to live in extended stay facilities.  We also aim to work with those who have utilized their max time in a shelter or transitional home with no place to go, as they are not in a position to obtain a personal residence. These persons find themselves denied entrance into a home or apartment due to credit issues and limited income. While low-income subsidized apartment housing exists, some either do not qualify due to income or debt, the apartments have a waiting list, or the apartment does not fit the needs of the family (size and safety). Due to these challenges and more, parents find themselves in compromising situations to provide for their families, sometimes this results in returning to their victimizer.

During the recent COVID-19 pandemic in our country, we also realized the need for more long-term housing solutions for survivors, as many of our shelters and short-term transitional homes were at or reaching maximum capacity. However, apartments and apartment homes were still working full-time to meet the needs of those who needed to relocate. It is evident that we must tip the scales for survivors assisting them to move into homes, rather than increasing shelters in the community which increases the impact on society.

Your donations will provide transitional housing for eight residents for up to 18 months. While residing in our homes residents will have access to crisis counseling services, financial literacy classes, parent education, education completion, workforce development, physical health and wellness programs, and other life skill programs to aid in their recovery.

Your donations will help change lives forever!



Posted By Shawanda Randolph

March 12, 2019

DeeCilla Center is in the best city where organizations have a passion to partner together to create the greatest impact.

During today’s Goodyear Faith and Community Roundtable, the team from Adelante Health Center (Goodyear, AZ) decided to graciously partner with us by hosting our Women’s Health Event scheduled for 18 May 2018.

Adelante Health Center is located at 13471 W. Cornerstone Blvd., Goodyear, AZ 85395

They have an amazing new facility (and staff). The environment and the smiles your receive will start you on your way to feeling better from the moment you walk in the doors.

We are happy and excited to be working with Adelante Health Center.

#Communitypartnerships #Goodyear #beingthechange


Posted By Shawanda Randolph

March 05, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

16 March, Western Metropolitan A.M.E Zion Women's Conference

 The organization will have the opportunity to spread awareness to women belonging to a faith organization. Helping to understand how to identify signs of sexual and domestic violence and human trafficking and how to support survivors.

1 April, Arizona State University (ASU)  National Leadership Alliance Student Association (NLASA), Impact Expo. This event will further education students on the importance of nonprofit organizations to better understand the critical role they play in our communities and state. 

20 April. City of Goodyear Hops and Hops family event. The organization was invited to participate in this event and spread awareness. This is a family-friendly and fun event, therefore the organization will incorporate a hands-on activity for participants (youth).

As the first facility to open will be the "House of Hope" the organization's tabling will consist of activities and materials for youth to build their "house of hope."  Age appropriate material will be provided for young adults and parents, guardians, or caregivers.

We are in need of supplies for this event, with the main supply (houses to construct) will be purchased through Oriental Trading Company. The organization is requesting support from the community for monetary and in-kind donations for this event.

18 May. National Women's Health Week Event. Collaborating with Go with the Flow as well as New Life Center.

DeeCilla Comfort Center wants to focus on reaching young adults, in the Goodyear community, and teaching steps they can take for better health. The planned event would not focus solely on the physical health of the young woman, but various aspects that affect their overall health, to include healthy relationships. 

The objective is to provide tools to encourage self-pride and love, which has an impact on their perspective of healthy relationships, ultimately becoming a tool to fight against future issues of domestic violence.

Focus areas: 
Physical Health – Go With The Flow (Healthy Menstruation)

Relationships – TBD, Relationships, and Safety

Domestic Violence Awareness - New life Center (emergency shelter for domestic violence)

What: Packing party and donation drive for New Life Center coupled with presentations and activities by organizations.

- Go with the Flow is known for their “packing parties.” Organizations sponsor the packing parties to assist Go with the Flow spread awareness on Menstrual Health. Promoting healthy ideals toward menstrual health for women. Furthermore, they strive to provide resources for places such as schools and shelters where these resources are seriously lacking. The packing party, for this event, would be a tool to educate young women, while also encouraging them to support the local Domestic Violence Shelter. The parties are educational, interactive, and fun.

- TBD. Focuses on healthy teen dating while spreading awareness to prevent violence in dating/relationships. While they focus on teens overall, the request for this event will be to focus on the young women.

- New Life Center. Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter, located in SW Valley. Bringing awareness about their facility and their residents will highlight the challenges faces the community and further alert participants to potential threats and outcomes of domestic violence. Additional donations for items will go to the center based on their “needs” list.


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