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Eve's Place Community Services
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About Us

Mission of Eve's Place: Supporting Any Victim of Domestic, Sexual and Teen Dating Abuse By Increasing Access To Services Through Mobile Advocacy.

Eve's Place Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization in the West Valley of Maricopa County. For over 10 years, Eve's Place has provided innovative and empowerment based programs to victims of domestic, sexual and teen dating abuse. Eve's Place has introduced the concept of a Mobile Advocacy Program for victims in 10 separate communities in the West Valley. This new program brings services to victims in their own community regardless of their place in the healing process. It is our goal to reach the 75% of domestic abuse victims who will never go or call a shelter program for assistance. The Mobile Advocacy Program can provide all the services available in a shelter without the bed for any victim of domestic abuse.

We are proud that we are a leader in Arizona, in developing and maintaining innovative programs that provide needed assistance to victims of domestic abuse.

Our Christmas program provides presents to our program Clients that are unable to provide presents to their families. The program is extremely important and grows every year as our capacity to reach more victims increases each year.

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Eve's Place is very grateful to have funding from the community to support us. We take this opportunity to thank the following;
Employees - Abuse Donations in Sun City, AZ
Arizona Department of Economic Security
This project is funded by the Arizona Department of Economic Security. Points of view are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Department. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Eve's Place must make a reasonable accommodation to allow a person with a disability to take part in a program, service or activity. For example, this means that if necessary, Eve's Place, must provide sign language interpreters for people who are deaf, a wheelchair accessible location, or enlarged print materials. It also means that Eve's Place will take any other reasonable action that allows you to take part in and understand a program or activity, including making reasonable changes to an activity. If you believe that you will not be able to understand or take part in a program or activity because of your disability, please let us know of your disability needs in advance if at all possible. Please contact the Executive Director.
Arizona Department of Public Safety
This project is supported by Grant No. 2015-VA-GX-032 from the U.S. Department of Justice – Office for Victims of Crime. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. DOJ or the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
All of our wonderful Private Donors
Organizations including Churches, Clubs and Corporations
Fundraising events
Hands Together - Stop Abuse in Sun City, AZ

Financial Status

For copies of our 990 Tax Return and information on our Non-Profit status, please contact our office at 623-537-5380.
Eve's Place Financials 2015
Eve's Place Income 2014
Financial Status - Eve's Place in Sun City AZ
Eve's Place Expenses 2014
Financial Status - Eve's Place in Sun City AZ

Board of Directors

Velda K. King – Chairman of the Board

Velda is an experienced publishing and marketing executive with a background in accounting and finance. She is co-owner and C.E.O. of Publishers Management Corp., a niche marketing and publishing company. She and her husband Ron are also partners in the consulting company of Double K Services LLC. In addition, she is also on the Board of Directors for several other Corporations.

Velda and Ron have two sons and five grandchildren and Ron is also very active in Eve's Place.
Lisa Gill – Vice President

Lisa Gill is the Vice President, Community Bank Manager for Mutual of Omaha Bank in Sun City West. She has been in banking for 29 years. Lisa believes in giving back to her community. She is an Eve's Place Board Member serving on 3 subcommittees. Lisa is also involved in the following: Surprise Regional Chamber Member; Military Affairs Committee, HSP West; PORA; West Valley Commercial Real Estate and WestMarc Economic Development Committee. Community Event participation: Annual Eve's Place Back to School Drive; Legends Tour for LPGA; Sun City West ARC Car Show; Alzheimer's Walk; Rec Center Sun City West Golf Sponsorship; Valley View Food Bank Drive and Blue Star Moms Soldiers Packages from Home Drive.

Lisa lives in Anthem with her husband Joe of 25 years and her 2 daughters Alicia & Kristina. Lisa enjoys reading & photography.
Mary Lou Stevens – Treasurer

Mary Lou is one of the Founding Members of Eve's Place. She was a personal business owner for 12 years, a sales associate for 10 years and worked in the administration of a law firm for 20 years. She is currently working with children at a Chater School.
Barbara Bengtson – Secretary

Barbara A. Bengtson is a graduate of Arizona State University and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. She earned her Masters in Divinity degree in 1993 and has served as a pastor for 20 years.

Prior to her seminary education, Barbara worked at Good Samaritan Medical Center and Phoenix Children's Hospital in the pediatric residency training program for 16 years. She is a native of Fargo, North Dakota and has lived in Arizona since the age of 13. She was on the Board of Directors of a Safe House in Safford, Arizona in its early stages and is committed to raising awareness about the tragedy of domestic abuse through her work on the Board of Directors of Eve's Place.
Myra Roper – Board Member

Myra Roper is a retired senior United States probation officer. She has been a board member since 2009 and is also on the fundraising and finance committees. Myra graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and received her MA from Fordham University in New York.
Scott Darby – Board Member

Scott moved to the Phoenix area in the summer of 2015 to work for his family’s business, Camino del Sol Funeral Chapel & Cremation Center. He works as a Media Manager as well as a Certified Funeral Celebrant. Prior to moving here, he had a twenty-year career in theatre, television and film (both performance and production), followed by a four-year stint as an event coordinator for the W Hotel in Austin, TX. He co-founded the Recovery Alliance of Austin, a recovery-based nonprofit organization that provides support services and educational opportunities to people living in long-term recovery. He is a member of the Phoenix Metropolitan Men’s Chorus and the Greater Phoenix Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

Board Meetings

Our Board meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 6 P.M. The meetings are held at our main office, located at 10448 W. Coggins Suite B, Sun City, AZ 85351. Please call our office at 623-537-5380 for directions.

Founder's Corner

Margaret (Marge) Pruitt Clark, PhD

Marge Clark, the first President of the Eve's Place has had an eclectic career. After receiving her PhD in sociology she taught at several universities in the Washington D.C. area before moving to Brunswick, ME and teaching at Bowdoin College. After she left academia, she worked as a divorce mediator and a volunteer lobbyist. She was elected to three terms in the Maine House of Representatives, serving on the Human Resources Committee.

While in the House, she worked as the Executive Director for the Adolescent Pregnancy Coalition. In 1992 she became the CEO of Advocates for Youth, a Washington D.C. based advocacy organization. Once moving to Arizona, she has worked as a Realtor for Ken Meade Realty.

Marge has a long history of working for women. She was the Maine state coordinator and national “small state” coordinator for the National Organization for Women, and has served on the boards of the Family Planning Association, the Maine Women's Fund, and at the Arlington (VA) Home for Recovering Women. She is one of the contributors to the “Woman's Watch” column that appears monthly in the Daily News Sun.

Management Team

Laura Horsley - CEO of Eve's Place in Maricopa County AZ
Laura – CEO
Laura, Executive Director of Eve's Place, has over 14 years of experience working with victims of domestic abuse. She has worked in both rural and metropolitan based programs during this time. Laura completed her undergraduate degree in Child Development and Family Relations at the University of Arizona and has two Master's Degrees from Colorado Technical University. Laura has concentrated her efforts, over the past seven years, in finding innovative models to serve more isolated victims of domestic abuse. Eve's Place utilizes mobile advocates to take needed services to 9 communities throughout the West Valley in Maricopa County. This mobile process provides a solution to victims of domestic abuse who cannot or do not want to go to shelter. It also provides access to needed assistance by overcoming the obstacle of transportation and living in isolated areas. Eve's Place developed partnerships in each of the 9 cities for in-kind office space for office hours and support groups. This method of service delivery provides all the services available in shelter, except for the bed at considerably less cost. At the end of the first year, Eve's Place has served more individuals in the mobile program as they served in shelter the previous year.
Marci Chenoweth - COO of Eve's Place in Maricopa County AZ
Marci – COO
Marci has been the Program Director for Eve's Place for over 6 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Arizona in Family Studies and Human Development. She has been working with Domestic Abuse victims for over 8 years with an emphasis in children's services, immigration reform and developing programs to reach victims of domestic abuse in isolated areas. At Eve's Place, Marci has assisted in the development and implementation of the Mobile Advocacy Program for victims of domestic abuse. She has created a process that allows any victim to access and receive services. She has designed the program to deliver services to victims in their local area, while maintaining safety and confidentiality of those receiving services. She was instrumental in creating policy and procedure manuals as well as the documentation needed for funding agencies. She also conducts quarterly surveys to measure the effectiveness of the program for the victims who are participating in the program.