Women’s Resource Center
The Women's Resource Center advocates for the personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency of women and girls in La Plata County. The Women's Resource Center advocates for the personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency of women and girls in La Plata County.
SASO - Sexual Assault Association
Works in the 6th Judicial District with friends, family, and survivors of sexual assault.
Colorado Anti-Violence Program
Since 1986 the Colorado Anti-Violence Program has been dedicated to eliminating violence within and against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities in Colorado, and providing the highest quality services to survivors. CAVP provides direct client services including crisis intervention, information, and referrals for LGBT victims of violence 24 hours a day.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Women’s Law Initiative
The Women's Law Initiative is a national organization that provides online legal information and resources for victims of domestic violence. The web site includes information and resources on how to obtain restraining orders in all 50 states. This site also gives instructions on filing and obtaining restraining orders, links to "downloadable" court forms, legal statutes, listings of courthouses and sheriff's offices and more. This site also includes information on developing a safety plan, safety tips for leaving abusive
relationships and phone numbers for counseling services, shelters and legal assistance around the country.
Feminist Majority Foundation, Domestic violence page
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) was created to develop bold, new strategies and programs to advance women's equality, non-violence, economic development, and, most importantly, empowerment of women and girls in all sectors of society. All programs of the FMF endeavor to include a global perspective and activities to promote leadership development, especially among young women. Along with reproductive rights and access to reproductive technology, the FMF's programs have focused on the empowerment of women in law, business, medicine, academia, sports, and the Internet.
The goal of this website is to assist efforts to aid and support those trying to remove themselves from abusive situations and build healthier, stronger lives. For individuals, we hope to provide general educational and reference material as well as a comprehensive nationwide directory of services for "one stop shopping".
Improving community and system responses to children and their families.
Healthy Relationships as a Teen
Teen dating violence and abuse is a major public health problem in our society–consequences go beyond damaged self-esteem, poor school performance, and limited growth potential. Dating violence can also put young people at risk for serious long-term health consequences. Research has shown that teen dating violence is predictive of more serious abuse in later relationships, heavy drinking, drug use, smoking, depression, eating disorders and suicidal thoughts, as well as a number of chronic health problems.