We provide civil legal services for youth people who have experienced trauma or instability. This includes advocacy for youth impacted by domestic violence at home, advocacy for students so that they have what they need in the classroom, advocacy for caregivers so that they can take care of the children in their homes, and advocacy for young adults as they transition to adulthood. Specifically for young adults, we advocate to expunge of juvenile records, to help them obtain identification or other important documents, to address landlord-tenant disputes, or to tackle other civil legal matters.
The Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) provides pro bono legal immigration assistance and works to ensure justice for adults in immigration detention and for immigrant children who have suffered from abuse, neglect, or violence.
Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center (RMvlc) provides a broad range of legal services to victims of crime in Colorado and to other services providers who work with victims of crime. The legal needs of victims of crime can be complex and varied. RMvlc’s services are designed to meet a broad range of needs and include providing legal information and referrals, limited assistance and consultation on legal issues, pro-bono legal representation, and training and outreach. RMvlc’s services are free to victims of crime and services providers and are available in all 22 of Colorado’s judicial districts.
SPAN services include 24/7 crisis/information line, emergency shelter, transitional services and housing assistance, legal advocacy, trauma counseling, and school and community-based violence prevention education. SPAN has specialized services focused on Latine survivors, LGBTQI survivors, and older survivors of abuse. All services are available in Spanish and English. SPAN primarily serves Boulder and Broomfield counties.
The San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center strives to educate and empower immigrants through advocacy, education, and immigration legal assistance. The Center has been recognized and accredited as an “Immigration Service Provider” by the Department of Justice for the past seventeen years and currently has two Accredited Representatives who are able to provide immigration legal assistance (including filling out related forms) and represent clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. The Center also offers a Por Ti Misma (Assisting Battered Immigrants) Program to help domestic violence survivors obtain legal residency under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); Punto de Vista Education (Outreach Language Project) that provides English as a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship classes to adult immigrants; and a Crime Victim Housing Program that helps victims access and retain safe, long-term housing, and provides some of the support they need to rebuild their lives.
SARA House is a child advocacy center that also serves adult survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and human trafficking. We offer forensic exams for youth ages 3-18 (with referral from law enforcement or DHS); we have trained SANEs on staff that offer sexual assault and strangulation exams for youth and adults. We also offer family advocacy, confidential advocacy to adult survivors, information and referrals, therapy, emergency financial assistance, and we do prevention education for elementary age children through high school.
910 S Main Street, Yuma, CO 80759
119 North Front Street, Sterling, CO 80751
Provides counseling, safe housing navigation, WAGEES re-entry program, basic need assistance (food/clothing), legal advocacy and trial support to Hispanic/Latino victims of domestic violence; also provides educational groups for adult and child/youth victims of domestic violence. Additional services include case management, education, job support, life skills, victim assistance (court accompaniment/legal advocacy/medical advocacy) and HIV/AIDS support.
Services include a confidential Safehouse (for women and their children), Victim Advocacy (safety plans, court support and legal advocacy), Counseling (accepts Medicaid), Children’s Programs, a 24/7 Safe Line, Housing Assistance, and Community Outreach and Education.
Fundamentally, we do three things: (1) Provide immediate safety at our confidential Safehouse for women, children, and other victims escaping abuse; (2) Empower survivors through programs and support such as Advocacy and Counseling; and (3) Creating a safer future through Education and Outreach to schools, businesses, and other organizations.
Women, transgender individuals, and their children who seek assistance from The Gathering Place have access to a wide range of programs and services. These include: Day shelter services that meet basic needs, connect clients to resources, crisis and wellness services, and provide peer to peer engagement. Additional services include: showers, laundry, nap rooms, meals, food/clothing bank, harm reduction (Narcan + training & test strips), Art studio, peer specialist, mental health services, and housing case management.