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Domestic Violence and the Holidays

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.

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Our New Housing Newsletter

Check out the first edition of Violence Free Colorado's NEW monthly housing newsletter! Violence Free Colorado 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​.

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Save the Date for #LEAD2018: February 12th

          Says Lydia Waligorski, Violence Free Colorado’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

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Schedule your CGD donation starting Nov 1st!

Violence Free Colorado 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.

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Violence Free Colorado’s Statement following the events in Charlottesville

Violence Free Colorado Board and Staff stand with the community of Charlottesville, VA, the people of Guam, and others across our nation and the world who experience violence, hate, and discrimination on a daily basis. We work to dismantle systems that promote, support, or tolerate oppression. Gender based violence is rooted in oppression. We will end domestic and sexual violence only by creating equity for all. In the words of Audre Lorde, “There is no

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DVAM Resources for 2017

Getting ready for DVAM 2017? We've got you covered! Check out our newest resources today! And we'll be adding content over the next month, so check back often. https://www.violencefreecolorado.org/be-involved/dvawarenessmonth/ Questions? Contact Amy Pohl.

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Emergency Financial Support

Did you know that Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) has partnered with the Division of Criminal Justice, Office for Victims Programs (DCJ OVP) to launch of the new VOCA Emergency Fund? This program is intended to make life easier for crime victims in Colorado and for the advocates who work so tirelessly on their behalf. More info at: http://www.coloradocrimevictims.org/voca-emergency-fund.html Emergency fund applications MUST BE submitted to COVA by a crime victim advocate on the behalf of a crime victim. Find

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Thank you Wristband Creation!

Thank you to Wristband Creation for your generous donation of wristbands for Violence Free Colorado's soon-to-be-launched Stand Up Colorado campaign! Check out Wristband Creation today and create your own custom wristband! wristbandcreation.com         WristbandCreation.com, is your number one source of customized silicone wristbands. WC is dedicated to giving our customers the very best of our promotional items, with a focus on excellent customer service, low price, and guaranteed delivery time.

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Registration Open for CAIA 2017!

Anyone who works with survivors of sexual and domestic violence or in the prevention field is encouraged to attend. That means YOU—victim advocates, prevention educators, outreach staff, mental health professionals, campus professionals, medical providers, law enforcement, prosecutors, military command and advocacy, offender treatment professionals, school counselors, and so on. Find out more and register at: http://coloradoadvocacy.org/