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City of Phoenix Recognized for Efforts Against Domestic Violence

Sept. 19, 2013

City of Phoenix InformationThe Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence, recognized the city of Phoenix including the Mayor, City Council and City Manager with a 2014 Desert Sunflower Award for their efforts to end domestic violence during last night’s Fourth Annual Thrive Gala Celebration and Awards Dinner.

“The city of Phoenix is passionate about this effort and we are honored to receive this recognition,” said Mayor Greg Stanton.  “We must all pledge to end the vicious cycle of domestic violence by investing in the resources families need to reach out for help and stay safe.”

The Desert Sunflower Award recognizes a group's or person's non-traditional involvement in the movement to end domestic violence.  The award recipients have helped further local and/or statewide efforts to end domestic violence and assist the domestic violence service community, victims and their children.

“The Desert Sunflower Award honors the work of people who have made a difference in the lives of victims.  We present several awards to recognize the many ways people can work towards our mission: to lead, to advocate, to educate, to collaborate, to end domestic violence in Arizona,” said Allie Bones, executive director of the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

The Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence was formed in 1980 so concerned residents and professionals could unite to increase public awareness about the issue of domestic violence, enhance the safety and services for victims and survivors, and reduce domestic violence in Arizona.

For more information about the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence, call 602-279-2900 or visit

For more information about services and programs for victims of domestic violence, call the city of Phoenix Family Advocacy Center at 602-534-2120 or visit  


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Alejandro Montiel  602-534-3443