Victim/Witness Resources

Local

Alternatives to Violence (ATV)
Phone: (970) 669-5150

Nonprofit organization serving southern Larimer County as victim's rights advocates. ATV services any victim of violent crime and specializes in domestic violence and sexual assault. They provide 24 hour victim advocates, court advocates, individual and group therapy, transitional and temporary housing, referrals and resource information, and community education programs.

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ChildSafe Colorado Inc.
Phone: (970) 472-4133

Provide comprehensive treatment to victims of child sexual abuse and their non-offending family members, and the only program that offers them group therapy. No family is turned away due to lack of financial resources.

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Connections
24-hour hot line: (970) 221-5551

Services are strictly confidential and all services are free except for counseling, which is low-cost and based on your ability to pay. Services include:

  • Information on counseling and treatment options
  • Help connecting with the services that meet your need
  • Referrals to local counselors, treatment programs, classes, support groups and other services
  • Help finding affordable counseling and medications
  • Information on mental health and substance abuse
  • Help during times of crisis
  • Assistance with coordinating your care
  • Support and advice from a consumer advocate who understands your situation

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Crossroads Safehouse
Phone: (970) 482-3502

Offers free safe housing, advocacy, legal assistance, transitional housing, and education. They have a secure safehouse where food, clothing, and support is provided for over 300 residents.

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Estes Valley Victim Advocates
Phone: (970) 577-9781

Nonprofit agency committed to providing 24 hour emergency crisis intervention and advocacy services to victims of crime and trauma. This includes safe housing for domestic violence victims, counseling, referrals and community education.

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Justice Center, Self-Help Center
201 Laporte Avenue
First floor, Justice Center
Fort Collins, CO 80521

The center is part of a Colorado Judicial Branch program to assist the growing number of people who are not represented by attorneys in issues such as divorce and family matters, evictions and small claims disputes, a release states. The center can assist with such things as:

  • Locate and access forms
  • Look up orders
  • Check your case status
  • Assist you with filling out forms
  • Determine which form you may need
  • Check forms for completeness
  • Provide general information about court procedure

The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, and by appointment on Thursday. To schedule an appointment, email 08SelfHelp@judicial.state.co.us or visit the Self-Help Center during regular business hours.

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Larimer County Department of Human Services
Phone: (970) 498-6990

Respond to reports of child abuse and neglect as well as mistreatment or neglect of at-risk adults who are, due to age or disability, unable to advocate for themselves. Services include risk assessment, crisis resolution, individual and family counseling around protective issues, referral to and coordination with service providers, financial management, guardianships, placement, and care coordination.

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Larimer County Pro Bono Program
Recorded information line: (970) 402-2075

Provides referrals, as available, to private attorneys (Pro Bono) and to appropriate agencies for residents of Larimer County who meet financial and income guidelines. The Pro Bono Program does not handle bankruptcy, criminal, workers compensation, social security or personal injury cases. Intakes occur weekly in Fort Collins on Wednesdays and in Loveland on Thursdays, with some holiday restrictions.

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Murphy Center for Hope
Phone: (970) 494-9940

Provide support for people who are either on the brink of homelessness or currently without a permanent place to live. They assist men, women, and children of all ages who are not homeless by choice, but forced into homelessness by circumstance with the goal of providing the support needed to assist people in achieving stability and long-term self-sufficiency. Services include:

  • Employment resources
  • Housing assistance
  • Financial counseling
  • Transportation assistance
  • Job training and educational opportunities
  • Mental health and substance abuse counseling
  • Phone and computer access for employment contacts
  • Medical and dental health assistance
  • Washer/dryer, kitchen, showers, and storage facilities
  • Play areas for children

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Project Self-Sufficiency
Fort Collins: (970) 407-0305
Loveland: (970) 635-5912

Assists crime victims and low-income single parents in Larimer County in their efforts to achieve economic independence, and become free from community and government assistance.

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Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center (SAVA)
Hotline: (970) 472-4200
Office: (970) 472-4202

Focus on support of people affected by sexual assault and the reduction of sexual violence in Larimer County through education. They provide support and assistance to sexual assault victims, their families, and friends, information and referrals concerning the law enforcement, medical, and legal processes, support groups and individual counseling for survivors and their loved ones. They also have several community education programs on sexual assault awareness and hold special events to promote a creative means of healing (help victims age 14 and older).

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The Family Center: La Familia (TFC)
Phone: (970) 221-1615

TFC is a high-quality bilingual education center that connects clients to basic needs, training, and education. They seek to strengthen and stabilize low-income, at-risk families with children under the age of 18 and non-English speaking families through the provision of support services, and coordinated collaboration with other service providers.

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Touchstone Health Partners
24-hour access center: (970) 494-4200

Serving Fort Collins, Loveland, and Estes Park, they are the community mental health partner for residents of Larimer County. Touchstone's mission is to provide unsurpassed behavioral prevention, intervention, and treatment services in order to transform lives through recovery, renewal, and respect.

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United Way, 2-1-1
Phone: (970) 407-7000
Call 2-1-1 (or 866-485-0211 from a cell phone)

A community connection to services and information that anyone can access. All services are confidential and free of charge. By calling 2-1-1, you can get help or information on crisis hotlines, food and clothing, housing and utility assistance, aging services, disaster recovery, mental health services, volunteer opportunities, health and medical needs, legal assistance, donation referrals, substance abuse services, and so much more.

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Victim Assistance Unit – Fort Collins Police Department
Phone: (970) 224-6089

Provide aid to innocent persons who suffer physical, emotional, or financial loss as a result of a crime of violence. Victim assistance team services include:

  • Crisis intervention services on-scene and immediately after the crime
  • Referral for treatment and/or counseling services
  • Information on your case and the investigation
  • Assistance with the recovery of evidence used in your case
  • Assistance with compensation application and board review
  • Assistance with any bond hearings and assignments to the District Attorney's Victim/Witness Unit

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Victim Assistance Unit – Larimer County Sheriff's Office
Phone: (970) 498-5100

Provide assistance to victims 24 hours, 7 days a week responding to all locations. The Victim Response Team assures that victims are aware of their legal rights by providing and explaining a victim rights pamphlet. Services they provide include:

  • On-scene assistance
  • Emotional support
  • Information on referrals and resources
  • Information regarding Victim Compensations Assistance
  • Assistance with bond hearings

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State

Colorado Anti-Violence Program (LGBTQ)
Phone: (303) 852-5094

Agency dedicated to eliminating violence within and against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities in Colorado, and providing the highest quality services to survivors. Colorado Anti-Violence Program (CAVP) provides direct services including crisis intervention, information and referrals, for LGBTQ survivors of violence 24 hours a day.

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Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV)
Phone: 1(888) 778-7091
(303) 831-9632

Seek to protect and empower battered women and children through vigilance and sponsorship of national public policy initiatives and federal legislation such as the Violence Against Women Act. CCADV strives to unite all safe houses, shelters; battered women's and children's programs and local domestic violence services under its umbrella so that their unified voice is a powerful one and those underrepresented groups are heard.

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Colorado Office for Victim Assistance (COVA)
Phone: (303) 861-1160

State agency committed to fairness and healing for crime victims, their families, and communities through leadership, education, and advocacy. By operating in an inclusive and compassionate manner, COVA creates solutions and positive change. Their vision is to be recognized as a national leader in building a collaborative environment where crime victims are given the opportunity to heal and restore balance to their lives.

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Domestic Violence Initiative for Women with Disabilities
Phone: (303) 839-5510

Nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive case management, client advocacy and collaborative community outreach for all crime victims living with disabilities and their children with empowering tools for self-sufficiency that support safe and fulfilling lives free of violence and abuse.

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Kempe Center of Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
Phone: (303) 864-5300

Recognized as a world leader in child abuse treatment and prevention, Kempe Center seeks to increase awareness, engage in advocacy, and secure and provide resources for the community. They provide and improve direct clinical services as well as training, education, and consultation programs to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect in Colorado.

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National

Childhelp USA National Hotline
Phone: 1(800)-422-4453

Seeks to meet the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected, and at-risk children. They focus their efforts on advocacy, prevention, treatment, and community outreach.

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Federal Trade Commission

National resource to learn about the crime of identity theft; it provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.

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Identity Theft Resource Center
Phone: 1(888) 400-5530

Provides victim assistance at no charge to consumers throughout the United States; also educates consumers, corporations, government agencies, and other organizations on best practices for fraud and identity theft detection, reduction, and mitigation.

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Phone:1(877) 6233-4357

The mission of MADD is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. If you or a loved one has been affected by a drunken driving crash, MADD can help with grief and emotional support, injury support, the legal process, and financial recovery.

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National Domestic Violence Hotline
Phone: 1(800) 799-7233

Nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information, and referrals to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends, and families.

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National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC)
Phone: 1(888) 818-7662

Provide the on-going emotional support needed to help parents and other survivors facilitate the reconstruction of a "new life" and to promote healthy resolution. Not only does POMC help survivors deal with their acute grief, but they also help with the criminal justice system.

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National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
Phone: 1(866) 331-9474

A 24 hour resource that can be accessed by phone or the internet; specifically designed for teens and young adults. They offer real-time, one-on-one support from trained peer advocates.

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Office for Victims of Crime
National organization committed to enhancing the nation's capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims.

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Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Phone: 1(800) 656-4673

The nations largest anti-sexual violence organization offers a free and confidential hotline both over the phone and online; educates the public about sexual assault and leads national efforts to prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims, and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

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