CO Gives Day. It's more than just a day. It's a movement that inspires and unites thousands of donors to support their favorite causes online through ColoradoGives.org.
Give where you live on Colorado Gives Day, December 8, 2015.
On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Coloradans will come together again to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits like ours.
This year, help us reach our $10,000 goal by giving directly to the Domestic Violence Advocates on Colorado Gives Day – December 8, 2015.
100% of your donation will come to us.
You can donate online at https://www.coloradogives.org/AVFC/overview any time.
Thank you for supporting Advocates for a Violence-Free Community and our mission to end domestic violence and sexual abuse in Grand County.
Advocates began serving Grand County in 1978 as an all-volunteer organization trained by the Grand County Mental Health Center to provide crisis intervention and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Our 24-hour crisis hotline was established in 1981. In 1986, VALE (Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement) grant funding enabled the agency to expand and improve existing services.
In 1987, Advocates, the Sheriff’s Department, and the District Attorney’s Office worked together to establish a pro-arrest policy in the county and established a protocol for calling an advocate every time law enforcement responded to a domestic disturbance.
In 2005, Advocates began coordinating and facilitating the Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Task Force with a mission of offender accountability and victim safety. The task force consists of representatives from agencies that work with victims and offenders.
Advocates for a Violence-Free Community is comprised of people who are involved in issues related to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Advocates operates as a place where these victims can receive confidential services in a safe and supportive environment. Our agency serves victims of all racial, social, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation and gender expression among all economic groups, ages and lifestyles. We oppose the use of violence as a means of control over others. We support and encourage equality in relationships and the concept of helping people assume power over their own lives.
The Advocates for a Violence-Free Community have ongoing support groups. The support groups bring together people who have experienced or been affected by traumatic events resulting from domestic violence and sexual abuse. Victims are offered the opportunity to share their stories, experience empathetic understanding, and receive education from each other and our facilitators about domestic violence, sexual abuse and the trauma recovery process.
We provide a crisis hotline, relocation assistance, safehousing, and many other safety planning measures. Please contact us if we can help!
If you have an emergency, call 911.
If you would like to speak with an Advocate, call the 24-hour help line: 725-3412
If you need administrative help, please call our office: (970) 725 3442
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