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, bilingual, 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