Mission: To support, educate, and empower survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Programs: Advocacy: since 1983, response has been helping survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault within pitkin and western eagle counties in colorado. We are the only nonprofit that deals with these issues in the area. This includes full-time and part-time residents and visitors. All services are provided in a non-judgmental, confidential, victim-centered environment, and are available in both english and spanish. In 2017, response received 260 calls on its 24-hour crisis helpline, worked with 128 new victims of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, and helped 105 clients with safety planning and protection orders. In addition, 21 survivors received immigration services to help them remain in our community
public awareness: in 2017 response hosted or participated in 82 outreach and awareness raising events in businesses and in the community. We also launched the "raising the bar" bystander intervention program to help restaurant and bar staff to recognize and intervene in unsafe dating situations.
school-based violence prevention education: in 2017, response program staff talked to more than 500 high-school and middle-school students at every middle and high school from aspen to basalt about bullying, teen-dating violence, cyber abuse, sexual consent, media literacy, general stereotypes and characteristics of healthy relationships.