Places that Help: Colorado
Updated: September 14, 2015
Included in this list are shelters and local programs that provide support, counseling, safety planning, and other services to victims of abuse. If you cannot get help from the organization nearest you, you might want to try calling one in a neighboring county. (Have a suggestion or correction? Contact us!)
Please note that we list the organizations by the town or city where the office is located – however, many offices serve multiple towns or cities. You can click the “View All” to look through the complete list of organizations. If you are looking for an attorney to represent you in court or to give you legal advice about your situation, go to our Finding a Lawyer page instead
San Luis Valley Behavioral Health Group
Bilingual (Spanish/English) resource. Serving: Alamosa, Conjeos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache Counties. Advocacy; individual and group support services for victims; information and referrals.
Also hosts Alternative to Violence Program, which is aimed at abusers.
Tu Casa Inc.
Serving Alamosa, Conjeos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties.
Bilingual (Spanish/English), free and confidential. 24 hour crisis/assistance hotline; assistance in filing and modifying protective orders, divorce and custody paperwork, court and Sexual Assault Nurse's Exam (SANE) accompaniment; assistance in accessing social services, housing and resources, including transportation and translation services; access to emergency shelter, gas, supplies and relocation services, and emergency financial assistance for rent, mortgage or utilities; coordination of services by the Children's Advocacy Center of the San Luis Valley.
Response: Helping Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
(970) 920-5357 office
Bilingual (Spanish/English). 24 hour help line; legal advocates to assist with restraining orders and selecting appropriate legal counsel; shelter, including temporary, referrals to long-term shelter, and emergency shelter for pets; medical advocacy, including accompaniment to a doctor, hospital, or Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner; court advocacy, including accompaniment to court, assistance with protection orders, navigating the system and victim's compensation; supportive counseling and advocacy, including individual counseling and therapy and support groups in English and Spanish, culturally inclusive and competent one-on-one peer support and advocacy for victims/survivors, family, and non-abusive significant others; crisis intervention, information, resources and referrals; safety planning; immigration and human trafficking support services; resource library; Garden of Hope Sanctuary.
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. Services include: multilingual hotline with services for callers with hearing impairment; residential services, including weekly group support meetings, security and support for children, 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.
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