We have the following programs: Domestic Violence Crisis Shelter, Domestic Violence Counseling for both children and female adults, Safe Dates, Teresa’s Place, Domestic Violence Support Groups, Protection Order Modification, and Effects of Domestic Violence on Children for Offenders.
We accept various types of donations but monetary donations are always accepted and very much appreciated. They are easiest to manager as our storage space is extremely limited for other types of donations.
All monetary gifts remain at our facility, or if you have a specific program in mind, it may be designated to that program. We also are in the Enterprise Zone and donations in the amount of $250.00 or more may be eligible for a Colorado State Income Tax credit.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept clothing items due to our limited storage space. Although we thank you for thinking of us, we encourage you to take clothing items to Pueblo Cooperative Care Center (326 W. 8th St.) or Bargain Box (331 E. 4th St.). We have a great partnership with both organizations and frequently send our women and children to retrieve clothing items. We also cannot accept stuffed animals as they are difficult to keep clean and may present a hygiene issue in a community living setting.
The shelter has ongoing needs for the following foods: healthy snacks, meat (ground beef, chicken, pork), potatoes, sweet potatoes, peanut butter and jelly, rice, beans, instant potatoes, butter/margarine, pasta and sauce, tortillas, coffee, sugar, flour and condiments (salad dressing, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise). Other products needed include: paper towels, napkins, kleenex, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, hand soap, lysol wipes, bleach, fabuloso, ziplocs, foil, plastic wrap, and laundry detergent (pods preferred). Gift cards to grocery stores are very much appreciated for those clients with special dietary needs. Also, please keep us in mind when you have leftovers from catered luncheons, meetings, or parties. This will save the women in the shelter a rare night off from cooking.
New or gently used one-piece swimsuits for women and children staying in the shelter are being accepted.
The Domestic Violence Crisis Shelter is open 24/7. The Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline is answered 24/7 by trained advocates. The administrative office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm.
Please call 719-542-6904 to sign up for the Protection Order Modification class. Completion of this class will provide you with documentation to assist you in dropping the “no contact” portion of the restraining order. Completion of this class does not guarantee that the “no contact” portion of the restraining order will be dropped. Only the judge can make this final decision.