Amberly's Place



Alberta Newspaper Group


Our Mission Statement Amberly's Place houses professionals who are specially trained in dealing with victims of child abuse (both physical and sexual), domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse. This special training helps to reduce the trauma to the victim. We accomplish this by promoting a working atmosphere of mutual respect and open communication between the professionals providing the services. Referrals to Amberly's Place come from community service providers, Department of Child Safety, law enforcement and individuals who wish to self report. Since opening our doors we have help over 44,000 victims on their journey from victim to survivor. Areas We Serve The Yuma Family Advocacy Coalition established Amberly's Place in 1999 to provide an innovative, multidisciplinary approach to the investigation, prosecution and intervention of cases of child sexual and/or physical abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse and sexual assault. Amberly's Place is open to all law enforcement agencies operating within Yuma County and benefits all victims of abuse. Fundraising Events Some of our fundraising events are Week In Paradise, Pinwheels For A Cause, Paint The Town Purple, Million Dollar Shootout and Amberly's Dream Gala. Calling all Volunteers Amberly's Place and Amberly's Place Thrift Shoppe needs volunteers to help with advocacy, office work, sales, sorting, prepping and pricing. Please call 373-0849 or 329-2989 if you're interested in being part of our volunteer team. You can also contact us at Donating Opportunities Be a voice for those in need and donate today. If you donate to Amberly's Place you can take part in the charitable tax credit. Donate by Dec. 31, you can claim a tax credit for 2019 that reduces dollar for dollar what you pay in state income tax. Board of Directors Amberly's Place is privileged to receive leadership and guidance from a talented Board of Directors. Our Board includes many of the outstanding local leaders of our area. Terre Catanzaro - Board President Chief Admin Officer, JV Smith Companies Mark Workman - Board Vice President, Clergy Director of Operations Yuma International Airport, Chandra Olague - Board Secretary/ Treasurer Major Account Executive, Republic Services Russell McCloud Yuma County Board of Supervisor Leon Wilmot Yuma County Sheriff Douglas J. Nicholls City of Yuma Mayor Susan Smith Chief of Police, City of Yuma Richard Jessup Interim Chief of Police, City of San Luis Dr. James Vining Woman’s Health Specialist Rodney Short Assistant City Attorney Jeff Byrd Community Relations Officer, First Bank Yuma Jillinda Freeman Administrative Director of Ambulatory Operations, Yuma Regional Medical Center Jacob Miller City of Yuma Council Member, Clergy Laurie Doering Crane School Superintendent Adele Sandberg President & CEO, AEA Federal Credit Union Adam D. Hansen Deason Garner Hansen Law Firm