Through grassroots efforts, the National Advocacy & Training Network (NATN) was founded in 2002 by a group of survivors, volunteers, advocates, and professionals working to end violence against women and children. Our mission is to address the health, safety, economic and social justice issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and substance abuse. To achieve our mission we deliver services using a three-pronged approach: 1) Training & Technical Assistance; 2) Public Awareness and 3) Direct Services
Training & Technical Assistance – through its local, national and international network of survivors, advocates, and professionals including law enforcement, healthcare providers, businesses, community groups, social, and professional service agencies, interested in learning more about domestic violence, sexual assault and/or substance abuse. www.natn-az.org
Public Awareness: Social Media, Community Outreach, and Special Events. www.HearHer.org
Direct Services: Transitional housing and supportive services for women with co-occurring issues of physical abuse, sexual trauma and substance abuse.
“Transforming Lives through Hope, Healing and Empowerment” in 4 valley locations: the Diane House, Marilyn House, Jeanne house and Susan’s House, to address the unmet needs of battered and sexually abused women in recovery including female veterans and women coming out of prison or jail. http://www.facebook.com/nomoreviolence
Cup O’Karma: Community Cafe for a Cause – a Job Training Café located at 1710 W. Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ.
COK was donated to NATN by a local business owner in June, 2008 and continues to serve as a community mecca for local businesses and meeting place for agencies and groups. The entertainment and activity menu features live entertainment: Monday Night Comedy; Artwork Gallery for local artists; Open Mic for budding musicians and poets; Children’s Story Hour – hosted by children’s book authors and BookPALs. http://www.facebook/cupokarma
Holistic Legal Services – free civil legal services and advocacy for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and/or stalking and undocumented battered women.
Clothesline Group: free domestic violence and sexual assault support groups. East and West Valley group locations in Mesa and Phoenix. Childwatch services available.
In order to achieve our mission, we operate three main projects:
NATN provides training and technical assistance through its’ local and international network of survivors, advocates, and professionals. Last year, NATN trained 930 individuals about the dynamics of domestic violence.