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Estes Valley Victim Advocates

 

Address for Donations by Check: 
PO Box 1287 Estes Park, CO 80517
970-577-9781
director@estesvalleyvictimadvocates.org
Mission Statement: 

To provide advocacy services to victims of crime and trauma including safehousing for domestic violence victims, counseling, referrals and community education.

Programs/Services: 

Crisis Advocacy

The Victim Advocate is an immediate and practical assistant who you can talk to in complete confidence. They share information on victim’s rights, law enforcement and court procedures and down-to-earth advice about victim’s compensation. They can also help ensure safety by creating a personal safety plan, securing a safe place to stay and protection order assistance.

Counseling 

Counselors are available to provide individual counseling and support groups to assist victims in recovering from the trauma of an incident.

Safehouse 

My Sister’s Place is a 3-bedroom facility and program focusing on non-violent living that provides safety in a confidential location.

Latino Outreach

A Spanish-speaking Outreach Coordinator assists the Latino population in our community who find themselves victims of crime or trauma.

Community Education & Outreach 

We are committed to preventing interpersonal violence through education on building healthy relationships to school-age children and informational talks to community groups.

Goals & Outcomes: 

EVVA Goals and Outcomes

  1. Alleviate Impact of Crime and Trauma
  2. Community Outreach
  3. Develop Sustainable Resources

In order to support our mission, our on-going goals are:

  • To provide food as well as shelter to safehouse residents.
    $48 will pay mileage costs for one round trip to the Larimer County Food Bank.
  • To provide counseling to outreach victims of crime.
    $84 will provide 6 free counseling sessions for a victim of crime.
  • To provide emergency shelter when the safehouse is at capacity.
    $117 will provide 3 nights at a local hotel.
  • To provide all the comforts of home including heat to safehouse residents.
    $1,200 pay for a winter’s worth of propane to heat the safehouse.
  • To provide well-trained volunteer advocates to respond to a crisis 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
    $1,260 provides 30 hours of training for a crisis advocate volunteer class.
  • Our one-time goal is to raise funds to replace our old cedar roof which will maintain the integrity of our work space and safehouse.
Testimonials: 

"I need to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you did for me that horrible day. If I had been alone, I don't know whether I would have been able to make it or not. My son and I are doing okay day by day with much love and support around us. What you do is truly amazing and I'm sure a thankless job. I hope I can live the rest of my life trying to meet the standards of help, hope and compassion that you showed me that day."

—Justin, July 2014. (his wife died suddenly from a lightning strike)