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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

 

Advocacy

  • 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

24-HOUR HOTLINE

  • 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

SHELTER

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

THINGS TO CONSIDER:

  • 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:

IDENTIFICATION:

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

LEGAL DOCUMENTS:

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

OTHER THINGS:

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