Below is a list of local, statewide and national resources for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as their friends and loved ones.
Through a collaborative effort with our community partners, the Hope Center of the Eagle River Valley extends a beacon of hope to those in emotional crisis and offers a continuum of comprehensive care.
The Hope Center of the Eagle River Valley is an inclusive, professional agency that values and respects clients, families, community partners and employees. We recognize the infinite worth of every individual, and we are honored to serve all community members.
Michelle Muething and Sandy Iglehart, along with other members of a visionary team, founded The Aspen Hope Center as a result of a needs assessment conducted in 2009 by the University of Colorado’s Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center. The Aspen Hope Center was launched providing a mobile crisis program to assist first responders in diffusing crisis events creating a much needed resource for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.
The Hope Center of the Eagle River Valley was created to build upon the model created in Aspen and provide mental health support in our valley and meet the specific needs of our community.
The Community Market is a partnership of Eagle Valley Community Foundation, Food Bank of the Rockies, Eagle County government, Vail Resorts, a number of community non profit groups and other entities that provide local food assistance.
A warehouse at 760 Lindbergh Drive in Gypsum is the central operations hub for the program. But the program also brings food directly to communities across the Eagle River Valley in the form of pop-up markets. Our markets feature a variety of fresh produce, dairy and bread as well as shelf-stable grocery items. We believe that having access to good quality, nutritious food is a right, not a privilege.
EVCF established The Community Market, formerly the Eagle River Valley Food Bank, in May of 2018 as a scalable food security system that has the capacity to respond to immediate and long-term food insecurity needs.
Please visit Salvation Army Vail’s Food Pantry Monday thru Friday.
OUR NEW HOURS FOR FOOD ASSISTANCE:
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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Violence Free Colorado [formerly The Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV)] offers training, technical assistance and other resources to domestic violence programs across the state. As a leader in the anti-violence movement, they are also a domestic violence resource for policymakers, the media, and the community.
Founded in 1984, the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA) is the collective voice of survivors of sexual violence and those who support a society free from violence and oppression. CCASA works to eliminate sexual violence by providing education, training and prevention initiatives; influencing public policy; advocating for resources; and promoting offender accountability.
CCH advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well being and stability for homeless and at-risk families, children and individuals throughout Colorado.
Based in Washington, DC, NNEDV is a social change organization representing state domestic violence coalitions, is dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.
The Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) is a statewide membership organization committed to addressing the needs of all crime victims by providing support and education for individuals, systems, agencies, and communities in such a way as to value diverse backgrounds.
Based in Colorado, NCADV’s work includes coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; support for the provision of community-based, non-violent alternatives; public education and technical assistance; policy development and innovative legislation; focus on the leadership of NCADV’s caucuses and task forces developed to represent the concerns of organizationally under represented groups; and efforts to eradicate social conditions which contribute to violence against women and children.
The Hotline provides trained advocates 24/7 who can offer help in over 170 languages. All calls are confidential and anonymous. The same support is offered through live chat services on the site.
Introduced to the community in August, 2018, the MIRA RV is a rolling clearinghouse for services available in Eagle County. Examples include basic health education and screenings, application support for public assistance programs, food resources, workforce development, early-childhood education coordination and physical activity programming.
In Spanish, MIRA means “look” or “vision.” In the language of acronym, MIRA means “Mobile Intercultural Resource Alliance/Alianza Movil de Recursos Interculturales.” In actual practice, MIRA is a 40-foot RV that will bring resources directly to Eagle County neighborhoods and workplaces. MIRA was originally purchased by the Vail Health Foundation and Volunteer Corp.
The Institute is a joint effort between the Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse and the National Coalition Anti-Violence Programs. As organizations founded “by and for” LGBTQ survivors of abuse, we know the power of centering survivors’ expertise when building solutions to violence.
This epidemic of sexual violence in the LGBTQ community is something we must all work together to address. If someone discloses to you that they have been sexually assaulted, remember to believe them, reassure them that it wasn’t their fault, keep their disclosure confidential (unless the situation requires mandatory reporting), and never pressure them for more information than they want to share.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, there are some LGBTQ-friendly resources listed by following this link.