About SafeHouse Denver's Programs and Services
Established in 1977, SafeHouse Denver is the only agency in the City and County of Denver that provides both emergency shelter and non-residential counseling and advocacy services to adults, children and youth experiencing intimate partner violence.
SafeHouse Denver works to eliminate domestic violence in our communities by:
- providing shelter and counseling to survivors of abuse;
- working with public and community agencies to improve the way our systems respond to domestic violence;
- and by offering educational programming to prevent future violence.
SafeHouse began as a 16-bed shelter providing a safe place for women and their children. Today, SafeHouse Denver's shelter has 30 beds plus cribs, serving more than 250 adults and children in a typical year. In addition, SafeHouse serves hundreds more adults, children and youth through non-residential services. More than just keeping survivors safe, SafeHouse services include individual counseling, advocacy support groups and referrals to other services.
SafeHouse Denver assists adults, children, and youth in reclaiming their right to a life free from domestic violence.
Goals of the Organization
SafeHouse Denver strives to:
- intervene in domestic violence with services that empower adults, children and youth to live free from domestic abuse.
- prevent domestic violence through education efforts that foster and support a broad movement for violence-free communities.
- facilitate an interactive, collaborative community response to relationship violence that identifies victims earlier, makes victim services more accessible, and builds community awareness and accountability.