The Crisis Center exists to end domestic violence through advocacy, education, and prevention; while helping communities live free of violence.
Our services for adults and children impacted by domestic violence include a 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter, therapy, legal advocacy, community-based advocacy. We also provide outreach, education and prevention initiatives to the community.
Established in 1985, the Crisis Center exists to end domestic violence through advocacy, education, and prevention; while helping communities live free of violence. The Crisis Center serves the 18th Judicial District: Douglas, Elbert, Lincoln and parts of Arapahoe Counties.
We have seen how violence that begins in the home, and in relationships, spreads into the community. If not addressed, we know that domestic violence is detrimental to families and the community as a whole. The victims the Crisis Center serves have experienced physical and emotional trauma, sometimes for the majority of their lives. The Crisis Center is often the first point of contact for victims of domestic violence. Without our programs and services, these victims would remain unsafe and without the resources to help them break the cycle of abuse and obtain self-sufficiency.
Our goals and objectives are to provide safety, healing, information, therapy, advocacy, and education to stop the generational cycle of domestic abuse. Our programs help victims understand why the abuse happens, recover through a variety of interventions, and gain the tools to become emotionally stable and self-sufficient. We educate the community to have a better understanding of the personal tragedies involved, the resulting public impact, and the economic costs from the growing incidence of family violence and conflict.
"No one really talks about or acknowledges domestic violence in upper socio-economic demographics, but the impact is just as real and, in some ways, even harder to overcome. The Crisis Center and its supporters helped me tremendously, but more importantly my son has improved as a result of the resources at the Crisis Center. It is one of the few places my challenges have been understood and supported because domestic violence usually only ends once someone dies." -Crisis Center client
"I'm learning that my past hurts, but the pain does not have to haunt me forever." -Crisis Center client
"This place has changed my life and given me the courage to move forward." -Crisis Center client
"I couldn't be where I am right now without them. It was a long, tough road and I am through that tunnel." -Crisis Center client
"I am allowed to feel safe and not judged." -Crisis Center client
"It is a safe and healthy environment that my children can come and express themselves and receive help with any issues and coping skills." -Crisis Center client