Local, State, and National Resources

Local Resources:


Pitkin & Western Eagle counties, Aspen

Office 970.920.5357

24-hour Help Line 970.925.7233

Advocate Safehouse

Garfield County, Glenwood Springs 970.945.4439

24-hour Help Line 970.285.0209

Bright Future Foundation

Eagle County, Avon

Office 970.949.7097 Hotline 970.949.7086

Alpine Legal Services

Aspen 970.920.3032 or 970.920.2828

Stop Fighting it Hurts

Aspen 970.920.5253

National Organizations:

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

(NCADV) Mission is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives. 303.839.1852

Local Mental Health Agencies:

Hope Center

Suicide Prevention, Crisis De-escalation & Psychiatric Care  970.925.5858

Mind Springs Health

Aspen 970.920.5555

24-hour hotline 888.204.4004

Aspen Strong

Mental health screenings and referrals info@aspenstrong.org

State Organizations:

Violence Free Colorado

(CCADV) Statewide coalition of domestic violence programs, service providers and individuals. 

303. 831.9632 or 888.778.7091

Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault

(CCASA) Statewide coalition working with programs that provide services to survivors of sexual assault. 

303.861.7033 or 877.372.2272

Additional Resources:


Organization with legal information for survivors of domestic violence.

Sexual Assault on Campus: Awareness, Safety, and Help

Staying safe on campus.

Domestic Violence 101

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence. Domestic violence can include physical, emotional, psychological, economic, and/or sexual abuse. Abusers use threats, intimidation, isolation, and other behaviors to gain and maintain power over their victims.

Domestic violence can affect anyone, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Domestic violence occurs in same-sex relationships, and men can be victims as well.

Other terms for domestic violence include intimate partner violence, battering, relationship abuse, spousal abuse, or family violence.


Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

This landmark legislation in 1994 has improved the criminal justice system's response to domestic violence and sexual assault. It fostered a comprehensive approach to violence against women holding offenders accountable and providing support for service programs such as Response. 

Fact Sheet: The Violence Against Women Act

Raising Awareness

There are many ways to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault in your community. Please explore these links for more information.

it's on us: sexual assault awareness campaign


domestic violence awareness through wristbands: 


Jana's Campaign:


Start your own campaign:


help promote Domestic violence awareness month:

National Network to End Domestic Violence: http://nnedv.org/getinvolved/dvam.html

Love is Respect: http://www.loveisrespect.org/content/raise-awareness-during-domestic-violence-awareness-month/

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