Mission Statement: To support healthy, violence-free lives and relationships for all children and adults in the San Luis Valley by:
• providing crisis intervention, shelter services, advocacy, and counseling for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and their non-offending family members/caregivers.
• empowering the community to affect sustainable social change through awareness building and prevention education.
• coordinating professional efforts to respond to interpersonal violence in a victim-centered manner.
For almost 40 years, Tu Casa has been on a mission to empower children and adults to live healthy lives, free of domestic violence and sexual assault. Tu Casa remains dedicated to continuously seeking new and more effective ways to empower, serve and educate the San Luis Valley (SLV) community about these important issues. Tu Casa was created to address the needs of victims and their families throughout the 6 counties of the SLV, a primarily rural area, comprised of approximately 8,000 sq. miles and an estimated population of over 50,000. Resident victims are often unaware of or unable to access resources available in more urban areas along the Front Range because of the barriers of poverty, geographic isolation, language and culture issues, and limited transportation options. Approximately 99% of Tu Casa's clientele fit into one or more categories considered underserved, be it low-income, unemployed, Spanish-speaking, rural, disabled, uninsured, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) or immigrant.
"After receiving Tu Casa's services, I am making sure my child and my own needs are met. I am very satisfied with their services, staff, and volunteers." - Shelter Guest
"I know understand everything much better and will do things differently now." - Client
"I learned to open up and talk about my situation so I can get what I need to be safe." - Client
"They helped me learn how to be a better parent. Their staff is friendly and non-judgmental." - Client