SCFIA takes pride in reaching out to others by supporting  charities.  Each year the organization holds a Silent Auction during the Training Conference.  The funds received are donated to  a charity chosen by the Board of Directors, from a list of many.  This year the Board has chosen a nonprofit organization,  “SHELTER FROM THE STORM for Victims of Domestic Violence”.  Additional information on this organization can be found at


Shelter From The Storm provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence – professionally, ethically, and compassionately.


We will continue to bring to victims of domestic violence who are residents of the Coachella Valley the highest quality of service and human warmth.

In 1988, recognizing how desperate the need, a group of women and men came together determined to find a way to help.  In 1993 they opened what is still the Coachella Valley’s only emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence.  From that day to this our Shelter has never closed its doors and has surely saved many lives.

SCFIA Silent Auction for charity:

SCFIA 2016 Fraud Conference will once again have its Silent Auction during the conference to benefit a Southern California local charity.  This year’s recipients will be Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) a non-profit charity that benefits and honors surviving families of fallen police officers.  

Through the National Board, local Chapters, and national network of survivors, C.O.P.S. is able to contact a newly-bereaved surviving family – sometimes within just days of the death.  It helps the new survivors to see people who have survived the devastation, thus providing a sense of hope.  Other resources available are Peer Support, Survivor Benefits, Counseling Programs and Scholarships

 We are asking our SCFIA membership to support by donating money or any items for our Silent Auction gift baskets to be bidden on during the SCFIA conference.  C.O.P.S. is a 501c 3 non-profit organization and your contribution is tax deductible.

If you are interested in making a monetary or gift basket donation, please contact Cecilia Laija, Silent Auction Coordinator at 626 552-6250 or any SCFIA Board member.