These resources are intended to help individuals and organizations plan for their own and their communities' care and safety during and after Election Day. As always, we are available as a support to our members - please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. You can register to vote in-person until 7 p.m. on Election Day in Colorado. Visit Colorado Secretary of State's Election
“Even as we navigate the unique trials and opportunities of 2020, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on changes and celebrate the successes of the past year.” -Amy Miller, Violence Free Colorado Executive Director Though we are well into 2020, with its unique challenges and demands, we believe it is important to pause and reflect upon the success of 2019. We want to acknowledge our member programs and individuals, our board members,
Read the Moment of Truth Statement Moment of Truth Statement. We want to share this statement on behalf of Violence Free Colorado (VFC) and the 44 other state DV & SA coalitions who signed on in response to the police trauma and violence experienced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Over the past three weeks, this statement was developed by leaders from five state coalitions with input from a group of coalition leaders
This page is intended to serve as a resource to white folks to spark and/or deepen our anti-racism work. For DV and SA programs, more than ever survivors and your staff of color need you to be addressing: How are you having conversations among your fellow staff about racism? How are you/advocates having conversations with survivors about racism? What are you doing to support your fellow staff of color and advocate for their needs
To link to our general COVID-19 Resource Page, click here. People experiencing homelessness, including survivors of domestic violence, often have a higher risk for exposure to communicable diseases. During this pandemic, survivors are likely seeing escalating power, control, and abuse from the people causing harm to them. It is crucial that domestic violence programs work with survivors across the housing spectrum to address their unique needs during this crisis. 3/2/20 Gov. Polis Announcement re: Evictions,
Last updated March 25, 2020. Violence Free Colorado staff have spoken with multiple news outlets about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting survivors and the agencies who support them. The Colorado Independent: Violence Free Colorado Executive Director Amy Miller, Bright Future Foundation, Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, and Latina SafeHouse contributed to this article in The Colorado Independent. CBS Denver: Violence Free Colorado Associate Director Amy Pohl spoke with CBS Denver. Click here to read.
To find schools providing meals in the Denver metro and Boulder areas, as well as times, visit this interactive map link. For a list of COVID-19 school closures and dates in Colorado, click here. For meal information, also see the list below, though the link above may contain the most up-to-date information as things change. A special thanks to Shae at Project Safeguard in Denver for compiling the list below. If you have others to
Dear Colorado Community, We’ve all been experiencing a bombardment of information regarding the COVID-19 situation here in Colorado, in our country, and across the globe. Here at Violence Free Colorado, we know that domestic and sexual violence takes no break even at times like these and in fact, families will be even more stressed with lost work, closed schools and the realities of this illness. We have carefully considered the advisories coming out of the
(sent 3/12/20) Dear Members, In light of Governor Polis declaring a state of emergency and confirmation of 33 cases across 10 Colorado counties as of yesterday, we want to provide you all with additional COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) information and guidance (see also the information and resources we sent out last week on our new COVID-19 resource page here). Changing how you deliver services or handle staffing or considering/getting prepared to do so? Consider the following:
[Last updated Jan. 26, 2021] As domestic violence and sexual assault programs across our state respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in their local communities, we will be sharing resources to help programs stay informed and connected. We will update this post as new information becomes available. As always, if you have questions, please reach out to Violence Free Colorado staff at email@example.com. The Basics: Coronavirus symptoms (COVID-19) include fever, shortness of breath and coughing.