Places that Help: Colorado
Denver Metro Area Resources
There are differences between these organizations. You may find some of them helpful and others not helpful. If the organization nearest you isn't helpful, try calling another one.
Alternatives to Family Violence - Safehouse
(303) 289-4441, Espanol: 720-495-9760
24 hour bilingual (Spanish/English) crisis line; shelter; in-court advocacy; individual and group counseling. Resources including counseling and in-court advocacy are also available to people who are not staying in the shelter.
Asian Pacific Development Center Victim Assistance
303-923-2936 or 303-393-0304 (APDC main office)
Free resource. Provides victims assistance and support to those who have witnessed a crime, including assistance in applying for financial services, emergency housing, and victim compensation funds; crisis counseling; case management and social services; legal and personal advocacy.
Also provides culturally appropriate educational workshops on the prevention of domestic violence and other crimes; diversity and sensitivity training for professionals in various fields; other victim service programs.
Brandon Safe Haven/VOA
Shelter program for homeless women; assistance to women seeking refuge from domestic violence. Women must have a disability or mental illness. Case management, crisis intervention, educational and support groups, housing referral assistance, GED classes, employment skills assistance, children's programing.
Process of getting in: april 1st, no longer accepting families.
CHAI: Colorado's Jewish Community Resource on Domestic Abuse
(303) 825-HELP (825-4357)
Clear Creek County Advocates
(303) 679-2426 (Admin Office)
Advocates respond to victims of crime and trauma, including domestic violence and sexual assault. 24/7 on-scene response; 24/7 hotline; counseling, including a group for children and a group for adults; general emotional support; food, personal items, and fuel for cars; court liaison; legal aid, assistance with victim's compensation and other paperwork; temporary informal shelter as needed; support during sexual assault exams; referrals to other resources in and outside the community.
Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment
Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment (DOVE) primarily provides services to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Colorado Deaf community.
Gateway Battered Women's Services
Bilingual (English/Spanish) resource. Serves victims of family violence in the city of Aurora and Arapahoe County, as well as women and children from the surrounding counties who may need services.
Longmont Ending Violence Initiative (LEVI)
(303) 772-4422 (Hotline for Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley)
Provides referrals to resources in non-emergency setting.
Project PAVE: Promoting Alternatives to Violence through Education
4130 Tejon Street Suite C
Denver, CO 80205
Bilingual (English/Spanish). School-Based Therapy for children and youth who have experienced violence; family advocacy for families of youth who have experienced violence.
Legal advocacy and direct court support (not legal representation) to victims of domestic violence and abuse. Legal advocates provide victims with paperwork they need to petition for a protection order, help them prepare to go to court without an attorney, attend hearings with the victim, and help arrange service of court documents to the defendant. Services also include safety and survival planning and phone support. For more information on their services, see their website here: http://psghelps.org/what-we-do/
Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley
Since 1978, Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley has promoted empowerment and provided advocacy for the right of every individual to live a life free of intimidation, exploitation, and abuse.
Mailing: 1649 Downing Street
Denver, CO 80218
English/Spanish (303) 318-9989
Bilingual (English/Spanish). 24-hour crisis and information line, safety planning, individual counseling and advocacy, support groups, referrals to community resources, children's programs, secure emergency housing, specialized services for lesbians and bisexual women.
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence
Mailing: 835 North Street
Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 449-8623 (Outreach)
24/7 bilingual (Spanish/English) hotline; residential facility (shelter); advocacy, information, counseling for families and individuals; transitional services program for long-term and comprehensive support for women and their children, with access to affordable housing, long-term case management, skill building classes; outreach counseling from early intervention to long-term support toward self-sufficiency, including programs for immigrant and Spanish-speaking survivors, older victims of abuse, survivors of same-sex relationship violence; court advocacy.
Servicios de la Raza: Victims in Safe Transition and Self-Sufficiency, Domestic violence Program
(303) 953-5941 (victim advocate) ; 5950 54 (case manager)
Culturally and linguistically responsive services for English and Spanish speaking victims of domestic violence, stalking, dating violence, sexual assault. 24/7 hotline, safety planning, case management, legal advocacy, assistance filling out legal documents for divorce, child custody, and protection orders. Victim Advocates accompany clients to court, guide them through the legal process, and connect them with legal support including immigration lawyers for possible recourse through a U-Visa or the Violence Against Women Act.
The Crisis Center
(303) 688-8484 or 1-888-247-7472
24 hour crisis line for crisis intervention, support, safety planning, information and referrals; emergency shelter; adult and child therapy; legal advocacy. Therapy and legal advocacy are available to people not in the shelter through The Crisis Center's outreach building.
This resource is not bilingual, but they have access to a translation center for the crisis line and can bring an interpreter to the shelter.
The Domestic Violence Initiative for Women With Disabilities
Mailing address: P.O. Box 300535
Denver, CO 80203
Services for women, men, and their children with disabilities who are victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and caregiver abuse. Services include: relocation and safety, cell phone, address confidentiality assistance, domestic violence and warning signs, crisis intervention services, legal referrals, assistance with protective orders, court accompaniment, victim compensation assistance, peer advocacy, crisis counseling, sign/language interpreter, emergency financial assistance, human service paperwork assistance, and affordable housing counseling.
The Empowerment Program
1600 York Street, Suite 201
Denver, CO 80206
1 (800) 659-2656
Free services for formerly imprisoned or homeless women, including: Anger Management; Chrysalis Groups, for women involved in prostitution in Denver; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy; GED tutoring, assessments, pre-tests, one-to-one assistance, access to online computer learning materials; Employment Services; Leadership Group; Life Skills; Mental Wellness for healthier states of mind; Pathway to Success, which works with addiction, trauma, mental health disorders, sexual risk behaviors, and financial stability; Peer Educators, a follow up group; Relapse Prevention for sober living and suppor
Women in Crisis/The Family Tree
3805 Marshall Street #100 (Admin office)
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Women In Crisis Hotline: (303) 420-6752
(303) 462-1060; for appointments, call (303) 462-1060
Bilingual resource (English/Spanish). Shelter for women and children who have experienced DV; domestic violence outreach program with advocates for people outside the shelter who have experienced DV; legal program at courthouse for protection order assistance; legal clinic regarding custody, divorce, and other legal matters; personal needs including clothing and other items.
Housing & Family Services Hotline: (303) 467-2604 (open during office hours only)
House of Hope Hotline (Homeless women with children): (303) 762-9525
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