Pueblo Cooperative Care Center provides emergency assistance services including: food, clothing, medical prescription assistance, emergency transportation (within the city of Pueblo via bus), personal hygiene essentials, mobile showers and laundry, and voucher programs for Colorado ID cards, driver’s licenses, birth and death certificates, spiritual leadership and referrals to other resources.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to provide tools for empowerment of survivors as well as educate all stakeholders of human trafficking. Our programs include Skills Development (classes in computer/microsoft and financial literacy which segue to business coaching class), mentoring group sessions, SAFE(survivor awareness & first encounter), and Awareness Education (Conference, Workshop, Presentation & training). We connect survivors through our business coaching classes to microfinance companies that help them secure small grants/loans to start small business of their own; and connection to businesses for internships with possible job offers. Additional services include: Food Assistance and Transportation assistance.
Rise provides immediate crisis intervention (24 hours a day availability) including: Court Advocates to explain the criminal justice system, assistance with civil restraining orders, emergency transportation to safe shelter (Shelter provided by the Southwest Safehouse) advocates to help navigate other community organizations, information and referrals, speakers and trainers to provide community education, safety planning, victim compensation, and youth groups including: Youth Rise, Girls on the Run, Lunch Mentoring and more.
SHARE, Inc provides 24/7 crisis response, emergency shelter, individual advocacy, support groups (with trained specialists), court advocates, safety plans, community education, transitional housing (help access rental assistance and other financial supports), help with protective orders, and referrals to other agencies.
Short term shelter/Emergency shelter and drop in center located in Boulder, CO. If client can get to the shelter and there is availability (currently can house 14 youth per night) then they can stay as long as they present proof of age with some form of documentation.
Chase House – residential program for 12-18 year olds
The Source Overnight Shelter – emergency shelter for 12-21 year olds
The Source Drop in Center – open 7 days/week for 12-24 year olds
1440 Pine – supportive housing complex for 18-24 year olds
Transitional Living Program – long term housing navigation for 18-24 year olds
Street Outreach Program – connecting with youth experiencing homelessness
The Don’t Look Back Center (DLBC) was founded in 2018 as a center to keep women and transwomen with substance use disorders, Trauma, and PTSD out of the criminal justice system. DLBC provides substance use disorder treatment and prevention services and trauma services including: a relapse prevention group, DUI/DWAI Classes, competency restoration education, transitional sober living home, and H.E.R. culturally competent group counseling. They also provide care management and supportive housing to adult females and transwomen.
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.
Services include: 24-hour Crisis/Assistance Hotline, emergency shelter, protective orders, divorce and custody paperwork, court and Sexual Assault Nurse’s Exam (SANE) accompaniment, resource referrals and advocacy, housing assistance, transportation, translation services, gas, supplies and relocation services, and emergency financial assistance. Additionally, Tu Casa coordinates with the San Luis Valley Child Advocacy Center’s services, including: forensic interviewing, family advocacy, and referrals. Our advocates provide these services from various different locations throughout the community. When a client from one of the 6 counties we serve is unable to travel to our offices, our staff travels to them in order to meet their needs. Tu Casa is located in Alamosa, but advocates can travel to Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache to provide services.
We provide intensive case management and mental health services in a “one-stop shop” environment in a confidential location that is safe, quiet and trauma informed. As part of our services we maintain a small resource bank and offer survivor support and mental health groups, as well as some on-site employment opportunities. We work closely with other trusted service providers in order to achieve a wrap around services option for those who desire such services. We have received multi-year funding to develop a peer support program. We believe in voluntad: the human ability and right to choose with freedom and dignity. We believe that while we can share resources and information, each survivor is the expert of their own life and deserves the chance to exercise and develop agency, self determination and a vision for the future. We seek to empower this in every survivor.