All services offered at our non-residential Counseling & Advocacy Center are available in Spanish.
SafeHouse Denver is more than a shelter. Our non-residential Counseling & Advocacy Center serves domestic violence victims and their children who are not in need of shelter but who would like access to counseling, support groups, safety planning and legal referrals.
Clients interested in meeting with a counselor must first call the crisis line to set up an intake appointment. The intake allows the battered woman to meet one-on-one with a counselor and discuss her specific situation.
The counselor assists clients in increasing their awareness and understanding of domestic violence dynamics, such as the cycle of violence, and in understanding their own responses to the violence and abuse in their relationship. Identifying and prioritizing clients' needs and goals, and safety planning are crucial components to individualized counseling at our Counseling & Advocacy Center. The counselor also serves as the client's advocate, and will make referrals to community resources, such as housing programs or legal services, based on the client's current needs.
Support groups are an essential part of the long-term recovery process for battered women, and many non-residential clients move into a support group following individual counseling. A specialized group for lesbian and bisexual battered women is offered at the Counseling & Advocacy Center.
SafeHouse offers short-term individual and group services to children and teens if their mothers are enrolled in programs at the Counseling & Advocacy Center.