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5.10.2021 Another preventable tragedy has affected us here in Colorado – and once again, we’re trying to find the words to respond. Yesterday’s mass shooting at a Colorado Springs birthday party was an act of domestic violence in a dating relationship. It’s incredibly difficult to heal from trauma when it keeps happening. We hope that all of you, particularly our friends in Colorado Springs, will take time to breathe and grieve the impact of this
It is with gratitude that the Board of Directors of Violence Free Colorado announces the resignation of Amy Miller, executive director. Ms. Miller tendered her resignation on February 17 and will continue to support the organization through March 31, 2021. “On behalf of the board of directors, coalition members, and staff, I would like to thank Amy for her 13 years of service to Violence Free Colorado. Her passion for ending gender-based and relationship
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 email@example.com 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