Dignity House Mission Statement.

"Providing a path to assist women in moving beyond sexual exploitation and domestic violence"


The Starfish Story
by Loren Eiseley


One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.

Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”

The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean.

The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”

“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish?

You can’t make a difference!”

After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf.


Then, smiling at the man, he said…”
I made a difference for that one.”

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Dignity House Vision Statement.

"To eradicate the devastating effects of sexual exploitation and domestic violence through stability and safe housing"



Our vision is borne from the empathy and understanding we have for the devastating effects these damaging lifestyles have on women, as well as the great hope and certainty we place in the healing process.







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Jennifer B.- Survivor.







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I have known Catherine for over 10  years now. I am very impressed on how committed she is to helping others to recover.  She is truly a blessing to others.


Demond McClendon





“There is not enough housing for women in Arizona that are coming out of jail, in recovery and getting off the streets. The Dignity House would provide a much needed home for this special population of women.  Catherine has spent the last 13 years working with women sharing her own strengths, hope and wisdom by modeling what recovery is about.  

Kathleen Mitchell, Founder Dignity House Programs.




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Leah Rogers - Survivor.