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. These groups also assist victims in establishing a support network that may continue throughout their lives. We encourage self-care and use empowerment philosophies to help victims move forward toward a violence-free life.
COMMUNITY RESOURCES Advocates for a Violence-Free Community Crisis Line 970-725-3412 (CRISIS LINE) Advocates for a Violence-Free Community Office Number 970-725-3442 Alcoholics Anonymous 970-887-2918 Bringing Justice Home 970-224-2966 Colorado Workforce Center 970-887-1857 District Attorney’s Office / Victim Witness Coordinator 970-725-3371 Granby Police Department 970-887-3007 Grand County Council on Aging 970-887-3222 Grand County District or County Court 970-725-3357 Grand County Housing Authority 970-726-4572 Grand County Probation Office 970-725-3495 Grand County Public Health Nurse 970-725-3288 Grand County Sheriff’s Department 970-725-3343 Grand County Social Services 970-725-3331 Grand Futures Prevention Coalition 970-887-9655 House Bill 1451 970-725-3066 Kremmling Memorial Hospital 970-724-3442 Middle Park Medical Center 970-887-5800 Mind Springs Health 970-887-2179 Mountain Family Center 970-557-3186 LAW ENFORCEMENT Emergency 911 Granby Police Dept. 970-887-3007 Grand County Sheriff’s Dept. 970-725-3343 Kremmling Police Dept. 970-724-3318 Winter Park Police Dept. 970-722-7779 STATE RESOURCES Colorado Anti-Violence Program (GLBT) 1-888-557-4441 Colorado Vine 1-888-263-8463 Domestic Violence for Women with Disabilities 303-839-5510 Northwest Colorado Legal Services 1-800-521-6968 Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8225 USEFUL WEBSITES Healthy Grand County CLICK HERE Dr. Rich Mahogany’s Man Therapy CLICK HERE VINELink CLICK HERE
There are hundreds of ways to record everything you do on the computer and on the Internet. If you are in danger, please try to use a safe computer – one that someone abusive does not have direct access, or even remote (hacking) access, to. It might be safer to use a computer in a public library, at a trusted friends house, or at an Internet Café. If you think your activities are being monitored, they probably are.
Abusive people are often controlling and want to know your every move. You don’t need to be a computer programmer or have special skills to monitor someone’s computer activities – anyone can do it and there are many ways to monitor. Computers can provide a lot of information about what you look at on the Internet, the emails you send, and other activities. It is not possible to delete or clear all computer “footprints.” If you think you may be monitored on your home computer, you might consider no home Internet or “safer” Internet surfing.
Example: If you are planning to flee to California, don’t look a classified ads for jobs and apartments, bus tickets, etc. for California on a home computer or any computer the abuser has physical or remote access to. Use a safe computer to research and to make an escape plan.
A phone can be used as a tracking device. If it feels as if a perpetrator always knows where you are, there is a chance that a GPS or tracking device has been installed on your phone. Perpetrators don’t even necessarily need to have your phone in order for them to access all the information in your phone. When in doubt, change phones, or, at least, change phone numbers. For information on this topic, check out The Stalking Resource Center, The Use of Technology to Stalk.