Due to the continuing and rising need for permanent and affordable housing for survivors of domestic violence, Violence Free Colorado developed the Housing Program to provide training and technical assistance on sheltering, housing and homelessness issues as they relate to domestic violence.
The Housing Program can provide information on state and national housing laws and options necessary to effectively meet survivors’ housing needs and to engage in local housing systems advocacy. The Housing Program also engages in housing systems advocacy on the state and national level.
Housing for Crime Victims Special Project Information
The Housing for Crime Victims Special Project will focus on helping victims increase access to, and retain safe, long-term housing and providing the necessary supports they need to rebuild their lives. The Housing Projects will rely on survivor-driven mobile advocacy (meeting survivors where they are), housing assistance, supportive services, community engagement, and financial assistance.
The Housing Special Project Sites will be implementing evidence-based approaches that have been successful in other states, such as the Domestic Violence Housing First project in Washington State. The goals of the Project include, among others, assisting crime victims in meeting their long-term housing needs, enhancing and expanding community support, and providing low-barrier survivor-driven mobile advocacy by meeting survivors where it is safe and convenient for them.
For information on the project and the housing sites please click here.
For additional information and/or training requests please contact Lindsay Christopher, Housing Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-962-3321*
*Violence Free Colorado is a statewide coalition that focuses on the issue of domestic violence through policy, training, collaboration, and systems advocacy. We do not provide emergency direct services to survivors and do not directly provide housing. Please see www.violencefreecolorado.org/find-help to find a local program near you.