Each year, Violence Free Colorado recognizes and promotes excellence in domestic violence victim advocacy throughout Colorado by presenting to outstanding individuals and organizations a Purple Ribbon Award. This year, we honored: Emily Osan of the San Miguel Resource Center as the Outstanding Domestic Violence Victim Advocate Flora Archuleta of San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center as the Outstanding Leadership in Victim Advocacy Pam Maass of the Gold Law Firm as the Outstanding Community Ally Alliance
Check out CCADV’s newest OLC Courses: Survivors with Disabilities This course is an introduction to working with Survivors with disabilities who have or are experiencing domestic violence. It is a broad overview which should lead to a basic understanding of working with Survivors with disabilities. The course provides an overview of the many community resources available to assist you and Survivors and prepares you to dig deeper into this area of your advocacy work. Responding
In honor of our 40th year, we are transitioning from the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence to Violence Free Colorado, a name that reflects the future we are dedicated to building. We will continue to make updates to our website as we transition to our new name... stay tuned!
Check out CCADV’s newest OLC Courses: Introduction to LGBTQ Domestic Violence This course begins with the basics of working with LGBTQ Survivors. It includes a discussion about terminology and the every-changing use of language. It provides an overview of domestic violence in LGBTQ relationships and a glimpse at the challenges Survivors face. It is not meant to cover every aspect of this topic and should not be the end of your attempts to learn more
Check out CCADV's newest OLC Course: Understanding Public Benefits Description: Advocates often find themselves working with Survivors who may want to apply for, or are already receiving, public benefits. The process of applying for public benefits can be overwhelming and advocates can do much to support Survivors through the experience. This course provides a broad overview of public benefits and can serve as a guide for advocates. The more advocates can learn about the process
A message from CCADV's Executive Director as we look back on 2017: "This year has brought incredible challenges to our communities and country, and as advocates, we are made for these times. In these times of great struggle, we remain a collective movement that values respect, equity and fairness, social change activism, inclusion, accountability and transparency, love and compassion, diversity, community, empowerment, self-determination, and hope and optimism." Read more...
The Question: Does domestic violence increase during the winter holiday season(the time period beginning the week of Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day)? The Answer: No The holidays can be stressful, but domestic violence is not caused by stress. It is caused by the choice of one partner to control and dominate the other.
Check out the first edition of CCADV's NEW monthly housing newsletter! CCADV is offering a once-a-month newsletter dedicated to housing. There are continual stories, trainings, webinars, and opportunities every month, and we want to ensure that all our member programs and community partners receive the information. This month, we spotlight Ensuring Freedom at Bright Future Foundation.
Says Lydia Waligorski, CCADV’s Public Policy Director, “The LEAD event is an opportunity for citizens to share with their legislators how domestic and sexual violence impacts their communities. We are excited to create this opportunity for survivors and advocates to tell their stories and engage with their elected officials. Their voices are too often silenced, and it’s time to listen.” Participants will help to educate legislators on issues surrounding victim
CCADV is proud to participate in Colorado Gives Day! Colorado Gives Day is an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Colorado Gives Day takes place during a 24-hour period on December (12.5.17), and starting on 11.1.17, you can schedule your Colorado Gives Day donations in advance. Donations will be accepted through ColoradoGives.org, with a goal to inspire and unite Coloradans in supporting local nonprofits.