RESPONSE works to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Our services, many of which are crucial to the well-being and safety of the individual, are free of charge, completely confidential and non-judgmental. Call 970.925.SAFE (7233) or call our office 970.920.5357



  • Culturally inclusive and competent advocacy for victims/survivors, family, and non-abusive significant others
  • Crisis intervention, information, resources, and referrals
  • Safety planning
  • Immigration support services for victims/survivors
  • Human trafficking support services

Court Advocacy

  • Civil and criminal justice support including Legal Aid referrals, court accompaniment, civil protection orders assistance, navigating the system and Crime Victim’s Compensation


  • Confidential crisis assistance: 970.925.SAFE (7233)

  • Immediate response for victims/survivors

medical advocacy

  • Accompaniment for a victim/survivor to the doctor, hospital or “SANE” (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) exam

support groups

  • Weekly support groups in English and Spanish for adult victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

community awareness and prevention

  • Presentations for the general public, schools, civic and service groups to raise awareness regarding domestic abuse, sexual assault, healthy relationships, and the impact on children witnessing violence in the home


  • Confidential, temporary emergency shelter
  • Referral to long-term shelter
  • Emergency shelter for pets

Here are some suggestions that may keep you safe:

  • Call a Response Advocate (Spanish speaking advocates available) at 970.925.SAFE (7233)

  • Keep a list of occurrences

  • Tell a trusted friend or family member

  • Select a code word to share with a friend or family member so that you can communicate that you are in danger

  • Plan an escape route

  • Pack a bag

  • Plan your transportation type and route

The period immediately after leaving can be a dangerous time. This is when the abuser may be the most violent.


  • Open a savings account in your name
  • Get a post office box or ask about the Address Confidentiality Program
  • Seek a protection order

If you decide to leave, we recommend you collect your:


  • Driver’s License
  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Passport
  • Other Identification
  • Medical Insurance Cards


  • Lease, deed or mortgage papers
  • Car registration and insurance
  • Health and life insurance papers
  • Medical records
  • Passport, green card or visa


  • Money, ATM and/or credit cards
  • Checkbook or other bank records
  • Keys
  • Medications
  • Address book
  • Valuables
  • Photo of abuser
  • Assisting Devices
  • Medications