Advocate Directory

The Initiative
Mission statement

Advocacy for persons with disabilities who have experienced abuse.

Brief description of services provided

The Initiative provides comprehensive, creative, and collaborative services to survivors of DV/IPV, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Stalking, and Caregiver/Elder Abuse with a Physical, Cognitive, Sensory, Health-related, Emotional, or Developmental Disability. Our programs are rooted in an accessible, culturally-responsive, and trauma-informed (ACRTI) approach to address survivors’ complex goals and objectives through services in four categories: safety, self-sufficiency, criminal justice support, and recovery and healing. Advocates at The Initiative respect each client’s right to self-determination and provide appropriate and necessary services to best meet each unique individual’s safety needs.

Good to know (internal only)
  • Survivor must have Disability & abuse must have occurred w/in last 2yrs
  • Physical, Emotional, Cognitive, Sensory, Developmental, or Health-related Disability
  • Self-identify ok – no proof/doc of disability needed

Referrals: Call or text 303-839-5510 for intake or online intake form at

  • In-person & virtual services available
  • No walk-ins. Must have appointment
  • Must be vaccinated or wear a mask for in-person services
  • Office is ADA accessible & service / emotional support animal friendly
  • **Financial Asst & Hotel Stay Coordination may be available**
Service details (internal only)
  • Services: Crisis, Advocacy, Case Management, Benefit Enrollment, & Basic Needs Asst for survivors with a disability who have experienced abuse in the last 2 years.
  • Specializes in Disability, LGBTQ+, Latino/x, & Rural Advocacy

4 Program Categories:

  1. Safety: Safety Planning, Address Confidentiality Program Enrollment, Relocation Assistance
  2. Self-Sufficiency: Basic Needs Assist, Housing Support, Resource Nav, Benefit Enrollment, Peer Advocacy
    • Available: Clothing Closet, Hygiene products, Outdoor/Survival Gear, Thrift Store Vouchers
    • Transportation Asst: bus passes, relocation assistance, transport (via Lyft) to shelter
    • Food Assistance: order groceries for delivery
    • Financial Assistance: rent, utilities, move-in fees (2 requests per client max)
  3. Legal System Support: Court & LE Report Accompaniment, Disability Advocacy, Crime Victim Comp assistance
  4. Recovery & Healing: Self-care counseling, MH refs, Healing through Activism

Services available

Basic Needs Assistance
Food assistance, Clothing bank, Financial assistance, Benefits enrollment, Resource navigation
Transportation Assistance
Relocation assistance into/out of Colorado

Additional Information

Ages served
Genders served
All Genders
Specializations/Sensitive to
Limited English proficient individuals
Language capacity
Faith-based organization
Insurance required?
Services provided if legal status is unclear

Hours of Operation

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm