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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 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.

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Who We Are - Our History

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.

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Philosophy Statement.

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.


Support Services

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.


Safety Planning

We provide a crisis hotline, relocation assistance, safehousing, and many other safety planning measures. Please contact us if we can help!


24-hour Confidential Crisis Line

If you have an emergency, call 911.

If you would like to speak with an Advocate, call the 24-hour help line725-3412

If you need administrative help, please call our office: (970) 725 3442




Volunteering PDF Documents


Childcare Services Volunteer Job Description

Court Advocate Volunteer Packet

Crisis Line Volunteer Packet

Group Leader Volunteer Packet

House Assistant Volunteer Packet

Operations Administrative Assist Volunteer Packet



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Get More Information:


Volunteer Information Request Form


Resources for Volunteers


Volunteer Call Form






Why We Exist

  • Domestic violence is the single major cause of injury to women, outnumbering auto accidents, muggings, and rapes combined
  • Fifty percent of 18 year old women have experienced abuse in at least one dating relationship
  • Of the children who witness domestic violence, over 60% of the boys eventually become batterers
  •  Men can also be victims of domestic violence. We help all victims of domestic violence regardless of gender 
  • Every 15 seconds a woman is beaten in her home in the United States
  • 1 in 3 adult women experience at least one physical assault by a partner during adulthood. Four out of 5 students (81%) have experienced some form of sexual harassment during their school years



Why We Exist

  • To provide emergency crisis intervention to all victims of domestic violence whose perpetrator is in the criminal justice system
  • To provide safety plans to every victim looking to modify a protective order
  •  To provide emergency shelter to victims and their children who do not have a safe place to go
  •  To provide therapy and group support to victims, which will empower them to live healthier, productive and safe lives
  • To work collaboratively with other agencies in the community to maximize services to victims 
  • To provide prevention education in all the county schools, diminishing the rate of perpetuation of generational violence
  • To provide youth in our community tools to recognize potentially abusive relationships
  • To provide youth tools on what sexual violence is, and how to mitigate the risk of being a victim or a perpetrator 
  • To provide education to community members on how to recognize, respond, and refer when they witness relationship violence
  •  To provide victims of domestic and sexual violence a place to feel safe, to be heard, and to be supported


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