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THE DENVER ARTS FESTIVAL IS PROUD TO HAVE

SAFEHOUSE DENVER AS OUR NON-PROFIT PARTNER

SAFEHOUSE DENVER WILL BE WORKING ON ORGANIZING

OUR TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS THAT HELP MAKE THE FESTIVAL RUN SMOOTHLY. 

WE WANT TO THANK SAFEHOUSE DENVER FOR ALL THAT THEY DO TO HELP THOSE

IN NEED AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO HELPING PROMOTE THEIR ORGANIZATION.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER AT THE FESTIVAL? CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

 

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Helping adults, children and youth overcome domestic violence since 1977

 

At SafeHouse Denver, we believe that home should be a place where people feel safe, respected and loved. We’re making a difference every day with survivors of domestic violence, but the issue remains an extremely significant problem in our community, as well as in society as a whole.

·      More than 1 in 3 women have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

·      Nationwide, an average of 3 women are killed by a current or former intimate partner every day.

·      Men exposed to physical abuse, sexual abuse and/or domestic violence as children are almost 4 times more likely than other men to perpetrate domestic violence as adults.


Domestic violence is a threat to public safety and drains our city financially and emotionally. In fact, domestic violence has been estimated to cost employers in the U.S. up to $13 billion each year.4

SafeHouse Denver is the only agency in the City and County of Denver that provides both residential and non-residential services specifically for victims of domestic violence and their children. The need for our services is pressing. In 2016, we referred 4,997 requests for safe shelter to other resources because our shelter was completely full. When we did have openings, beds were usually spoken for within one hour to twenty-four hours for larger families.


Our mission in action:

  • We provide a secure, trauma-informed Emergency Shelter program where women and their children can take refuge, receive basic necessities and safety planning, and participate in individual and family counseling, group support, and advocacy services.   
  • We serve adults, children, and youth through our non-residential Counseling & Advocacy Center (CAC), providing safety planning, individual counseling, group support, and referrals to other resources. Our trauma-informed services are designed to help survivors process the impact domestic violence has had on their lives and move forward to safe, self-sufficient futures.
  • We provide a 24-Hour Crisis and Information Line, offering safety planning, crisis management, middle income and referrals to community resources for survivors of abuse as well as their friends, family, or colleagues who want to know how to help.
  • We offer Children and Youth Services to help children develop safety plans, decrease emotional isolation, learn non-violent behaviors and coping skills, enhance self-esteem, regain feelings of personal power, and cultivate healthy relationships with their mothers. We also provide dating violence prevention and intervention services at youth-serving agencies.
  • We help the community recognize domestic violence and know what to do when they see it, through our Community Education and Outreach presentations in schools, businesses, medical centers and more. We also provide domestic violence services with partner agencies, especially those serving populations identified as high-risk for domestic violence, including low and middle income individuals, at-risk youth and young adults, and older adults.

 

1649 Downing Street | Denver, CO 80218 | www.safehouse-denver.org

24-Hour Crisis and Information Line: 303-318-9989 | Administration Line: 303-318-9959

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