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
PO BOX 385
Commerce City, CO 80037
Hotline: (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
1825 York Street
Denver, CO 80206
Phone: 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
Denver County County
Phone: (303) 620-9190
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
3201 South Tamarac Drive
Denver, CO 80231
Hotline: (303) 825-HELP (825-4357)
Phone: (303) 597-7777
Clear Creek County Advocates
Mailing: P.O. Box 21
Georgetown , CO 80444
Clear Creek County
Hotline: (303) 569-3126
Phone: (303) 679-2426 (Admin Office)
Fax: (303) 569-1105
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.
DOVE - Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Women and Children
PO BOX 181118
Denver, CO 80218
Hotline: (303) 831-7874 (24 Hours)
Phone: (866) 283-5632 VP
Phone: (303) 831-7932 TTY/Voice
Resource for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf and blind, or have hearing loss. 24/7 hotline (American Sign Language, English); emotional support; safety planning; advocates for support through medical and criminal processes; advocates for communication access; support groups.
Gateway Battered Women's Services
Mailing: P.O. Box 914
Aurora, CO 80040
Hotline: (303) 343-1851
Phone: (303) 343-1856
Bilingual (English/Spanish) resource. Serves victims of family violence in the city of Aurora and Arapaho County, as well as women and children from the surrounding counties who may need services. Services include: multilingual hotline with services for callers with hearing impairment; residential services, including weekly group support meetings, security and support for children age 4-18, extended stay program; nonresidential services, including individual counseling, a short-term counseling group for English and Spanish speaking women, longer term counseling (individual and group), same sex counseling (individual and group), teen-specific therapy (individual and group); court advocacy program.
Longmont Ending Violence Initiative (LEVI)
225 Kimbark Street
Longmont, CO 80501
Boulder, Weld County
Hotline: (303) 772-4422 (Hotline for Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley)
Phone: (303) 774-4534
Fax: (303) 651-8651
Provides referrals to resources in non-emergency setting.
Project PAVE: Promoting Alternatives to Violence through Education
4130 Tejon Street Suite C
Denver, CO 80205
Phone: (303) 322-2382
Fax: (303) 322-2382
Bilingual (English/Spanish). School-Based Therapy for children and youth who have experienced violence; family advocacy for families of youth who have experienced violence.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 22435
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: Main office: (303) 317-4157; Adams County: 303-637-7761; Arapahoe County: 303-799-3977; Broomfield County: 720-887-2179
Phone: Denver County: 720-865-9159; Denver Human Services: 720-944-1381
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
P.O. Box 231
Longmont, CO 80502
Hotline: Crisis Line 303.772.1576
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. Available free of charge in English and Spanish, Safe Shelter’s programs include: 24-Hour Crisis Line; a fully accessible, inclusive and confidential shelter; a public outreach office, offering counseling for adults and children, case management and legal services; a teen dating violence education and prevention program; and a community education program, offering workshops, seminars, and in-service education to businesses, providers and community organizations. Serves Boulder and Weld Counties (and beyond). Services offered in Spanish.
Mailing: 1649 Downing Street
Denver, CO 80218
Hotline: English/Spanish (303) 318-9989
Phone: (303) 318-9989
Phone: (303) 318-9959
Fax: (303) 318-9979
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
Boulder County County
Hotline: (303) 444-2424
Phone: (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
3131 W. 14th Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
Hotline: (303) 953-5930
Phone: (303) 953-5941 (victim advocate) ; 5950 54 (case manager)
Phone: (303) 458-5851
Fax: (303) 455-1332
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. Ongoing support groups for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Other resources including transportation to court available depending on needs.
Other resources provided by Servicios de la Raza include a mental health program, including psychiatric services and medication management for clients on Medicaid or those identified as Indigent, ADHD testing; La Gente Program for people with HIV/AIDS; client advocacy services, including employment wage disputes, rental disputes, etc.; basic emergency services, including food, clothing, referrals to housing, employment, legal resources; certified fitting station for child safety seats.
The Crisis Center
P.O. Box 367
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Hotline: (303) 688-8484 or 1-888-247-7472
Phone: (303) 688-1094
Fax: (303) 660-8889
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
Phone: (303) 839-5510
Phone: (877) 839-5510
Fax: (303) 839-1181
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.
DVI is in a partnership with Latina Safehouse to provide resources for monolingual Spanish speakers with disabilities.
The Empowerment Program
1600 York Street, Suite 201
Denver, CO 80206
Phone: (303) 320-1989
Phone: 1 (800) 659-2656
Fax: (303) 320-3987
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 support in recovery; Regional Users Group, a culturally sensitive and nonjudgemental support group for female and male injection drug users; Seeking Safety Group, a present-focused therapy to help women gain safety from trauma/PTSD and substance abuse in their relationships, thinking, behavior, and emotions; Trauma Narrative, a writing and discussion group for women who have experienced trauma; Trauma Recovery & Empowerment Model, a group intervention to help women who have suffered from abuse and trauma with emphasis on survivor empowerment and peer support; Women's Issues, which focuses on physical health, mental health, self-sufficiency, and other challenges.
Women in Crisis/The Family Tree
3805 Marshall Street #100 (Admin office)
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Hotline: Women In Crisis Hotline: (303) 420-6752
Phone: (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
back to top