Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center (RMvlc) is a non-profit law firm providing free legal services to victims of crime. RMVLC provides services to victims in criminal cases to uphold their rights under the Victim Rights Act, and for survivors participating in a Title IX process in school (K-12 and higher education) following an incident of gender-based violence. RMVLC also provides information and referrals for other legal issues faced by victims of crime. All of RMVLC services are free, and there are no income requirements.
SPAN services include 24/7 crisis/information line; emergency shelter for adult and child survivors; counseling support (English & Spanish); legal advocacy and court accompaniment; transitional housing and rental assistance; economic empowerment programs; school and community-based violence prevention education. SPAN provides population-specific programs for older survivors, LGBTQ/QTBIPOC survivors, immigrant and/or Spanish-speaking survivors. SPAN programs are available to survivors of intimate partner abuse as well as survivors of trafficking.
The San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center is currently recognized and accredited as an “Immigration Service Provider” by the Department of Justice and has been accredited for the past seventeen years. The Center 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 San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center strives to educate and empower immigrants through advocacy, education, and immigration legal assistance.
Por Ti Misma – Assisting Battered Immigrants Program – helps domestic violence victims/survivors in seeking legal residency under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). This program assists women and men who would otherwise be eligible to apply for legal immigration statuses through their spouses, but whose abusive partners have refused to help them.
Crime Victim Housing Program – helps victims increase access to and retain safe, long-term housing and provides some of the support they need to rebuild their lives. The program helps with housing assistance, and utilities assistance
Counseling Services – free and confidential
Punto de Vista Education/Outreach Language Project – provides English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to adult immigrants
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.