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CROSSROADS SAFEHOUSE INCORPORATED

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Community Service Clubs, Family Violence Shelters, Spouse Abuse Prevention

Mission: Crossroads advocates for and provides a safe environment for victims of domestic violence in Larimer County, while promoting social change through education and intervention.

Results: Over the course of this year, Crossroads: • Opened our Medical Unit which is open to our clients at regular times during the evening and is staffed by volunteer medical professionals from Larimer County. It provides well care, minor acute care, Pap tests and referrals to local dentists for Crossroads’ residents, some of who may have not seen a medical professional in years. • Opened a third neighborhood making it possible for us to sleep 79 individuals in 26 bedrooms. • Completed our short-term temporary on-site pet housing facility which can house four cats or other equivalently sized animals and three dogs for up to 72 hours until the pets can be picked up and cared for by a Crosstrails volunteer. Before the end of this year, we will open our fourth and final neighborhood. It will be used to house longer term transitional housing clients.

Target demographics: Women and men victims of domestic violence and their minor children

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,974 in 2012

Geographic areas served: Fort Collins, Larimer County and Colorado statewide

Programs: six weeks of shelter • food and clothing • 911 cell phones • individual advocacy and counseling • children’s services • teen advocacy • 25 transitional housing units • 24/7 response to the scene • life skills training, computer access, literacy training •16 weekly support groups for residents and non-residents • legal advocacy • free legal representation • immigration assistance • referrals to 32 partner agencies • Crosstrails pet foster care • educational programs to over 4,000 annually, over half are high school students • Safehouse Medical Unit offering basic well care and minor acute care • professional outsourced therapy for children • professional outsourced therapy for adults supported by Verizon Foundation • secure location.

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