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Local services and support

The Round House contains sensitive material and difficult subject matter that can be triggering for individuals who have experienced or been affected by violence against women, especially within Native communities.

While we believe The Round House can help guide us through these conversations and create action and awaress within the larger community, we want to proceed in these conversations with care, and connec individuals with local services, support, and other resources to find healing for themselves and their communities.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

To find resources, keep reading. You can also find additional information and resources through the ASU Library Guide.

If you have any questions about The Round House or would like to add resources to the list, please reach out to Coordinator Senior Jake Friedman at

Indigenous and Tribal Resources for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

  • The Southwest Indigenous Women's Coalition is a statewide tribal coalition that works to increase the safety, justice, and healing of any person that has been a victim of domestic and/or sexual violence. 
  • The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center is a Native-led nonprofit organization offering culturally grounded resources, technical assistance and training, and policy development to end violence against Native Women and children and strengthen tribal sovereignty. 
  • The Tribal Resource Tool is a searchable directory of services available for all American Indian and Alaska Native survivors of crime and abuse in Indian Country

Other Services for Sexual Assault and Domestic Abuse

  • The Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence provides education, training, technical assistance, policy recommendations, and other services and resources to victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence.
  • Amberly's Place (Yuma, AZ) brings together law enforcement officers, victim advocates, protective services, and other service providers to offer crisis intervention, medical attention, and other services to provide a safe and nurturing environment for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assualt, and human trafficking.

Legal Resources for Indigenous and Tribal Communities

  • The Southwest Center for Law and Policy provides legal training, technical assistance, and other resources to tribal communities and organizations serving Native people.
  • The Tribal Law and Policy Institute is a Native American operated non-profit providing free publications, comprehensive training, and technical assistance for Native nations and tribal justice systems


  • My Sister's Place (610 N Alma School Rd #18, Chandler, AZ 85224) provides a domestic violence shleter to women and children fleeing domestic violence, and is one of only two confidential shelters in the East Valley
  • A New Leaf (868 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203) provides a broad spectrum of support services—including homeless and domestic violence shelters, affordable housing solutions, youth services, foster care, counseling, financial literary, and more—to help individuals and families suceed.
  • Sojourner Center (Phoenix, AZ) has been a safe haven from domestic violence by providing shelter and support services to over 60,000 adults and children since 1977.
  • Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse (2545 E Adams St, Tucson, AZ 85716) provides survivors with emergency shelter, safety planning, and education while engaging the entire community in addressing the underlying causes of abuse.
  • Stepping Stone (West Yavapai County, AZ) provides 24/7 advocacy services—including safe shelter—to adults and chilrden affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of victimization in West Yavapai County, AZ.


  • The StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-7NATIVE) is a safe domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy each day from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. CST.
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-SAFE) provides compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages to help survivors of domestic violence live their lives free of abuse (24 hours a day, seven days a week)
  • The National Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-HOPE) offered by RAINN (the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, working with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. 
  • The National Human Trafficking Hotline (1-888-373-7888) connects victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and support to get help and stay safe, as well as receiving tips about potential situations and facilitating reports to the authorities (24 hours a day, seven days a week)
  • The National Runaway Safeline (1-800-RUNAWAY) has been responding to youth and families in crisis for over 50 years, serving as the national communications system for runaway and homeless youth.
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK) is a national network of local crisis center than provides free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals (24 hours a day, seven days a week)