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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Family Services, Human Services

Mission: To eliminate domestic violence by providing safety and empowerment to those affected while promoting nonviolence as a social value through the operation of a crisis line and safe-house and providing community outreach and support services

Programs: Provided emergency housing for battered women and their children for up to 120 days and 24 hour counseling interventions and referral services to family members experiencing domestic violence 125 women and 68 children received 4882 nights of sa fe housing staff answered 4315 calls and provided immediate crisis intervention for 2212 callers counseling for 1130 callers and information and referrals for 3310 callers provided long-term individual and group therapy for women and child ren including restraining orders housing assistance and advocacy services 514 women adolescents children and men received 4683 hours of counseling 156 volunteers provided 1395 hours of support

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Rating: 1

My experience on this shelter, I feel this facility need to be investigated, from what I am hearing I am not the first one that had a bad experience at this facility, while some days were good some were not. When you think of someone being in imminent danger what does this really mean. When you are going through an already domestic violent situation do you want to go somewhere that add to the verbal, mental, emotional, and psychological damage I don't think so. Years before going to this shelter my ex had a couple of people stalking and following me. After going to the shelter I recognized Amanda and Mariah as two that were in this group along with Dejaree Rivera who they called jeree the daughter of Thea Rivera, a case worker who had aided Mr. Shelton in the loss of my apartment in Elpaso Colorado, the reason why I had to turn back to him in the first place. The attached letter speak of confidentiality in which mine was broken number one these ladies let Larissa Know my where abouts, as per conversation I heard between she and a couple of the ladies and she is the sister to my ex's friend Glenn Washington who made a statement he was going to kill me, when I was driving for RTD. This put me in danger so yes I did the photo to alert police the day she was walking out the door, this means she was not longer a resident her stay was ended and her intentions for me was not good. Nowhere in the contract did it speak of taking photos of yourself. During my stay I was also targeted by staff in group discussions regarding some of the things that Miss Amanda and Mariah had done to me prior to them coming to the shelter, I in fact did not think this was a laughing matter to affect someone’s life the way these two and my ex had done. The duo's actions did not stop being in the shelter I had to file a report because their behavior got worse once time went on. The financial crimes, displacement, stalking and more. I had to alert staff of the filing because the detective told me with this being a safe house it is proper procedure to do so before they can talk to them, and I wanted them to talk to them to get these issues resolved so the statement in this letter is untrue.

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