Response serves survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, stalking, sexual harassment and human trafficking that live and/or work in Pitkin and western Eagle counties. Response provides crisis intervention through a 24-hour crisis helpline (970) 925-SAFE (7233). Staff assist survivors with individual advocacy, court and medical accompaniment, emergency financial assistance, housing assistance, therapy, support groups, referrals to other community agencies and legal assistance. Services are available in English and Spanish and are always free of charge.
"I am a male victim of domestic violence. Response has been responsible for my care and therapy, they have 'been there' for me. Every single event I have encountered: in therapy, in -court, in every day life; these dedicated professionals have gone to bat for me. By phone and in person they have been pillars of strength and wisdom for me. I count on them. They continue to guide me on my journey to personal awareness; educate and enlightened me regarding safety plans, personal issues, and hard choices I have to make in the wake of this personal catastrophe. My one -on -one therapy sessions continue to shine light upon self -discovery and behavior. I believe Response to be the best answer to domestic violence questions/issues. I am grateful for the sanctuary Response has provided for me to talk about it. I can't do this without their help. Answered questions are the antidote...the World is a better place because of the people who work at Response. I personally recommend them."
Billy, age 59
"It's hard to put into words exactly what Response did for me...which was really to help me get my life and freedom back. I will always be grateful. Without the support of Response, I would not have been able to leave the abusive relationship. Response gave me the emotional support I needed to get through the roughest time in my life thus far. She helped me find counseling services and walked me through every step of receiving an order of protection. I am now able to share my story with others and educate high school and college students on the issue of teen dating violence through the school based program Response participates in."
Kaitlyn, age 19