SPAN Program Profile: Transitional Services Program

There is a persistent perception in the community that domestic violence is a crisis in the lives of survivors, a short term problem that is addressed through short term solutions like shelter and law enforcement/legal interventions. While emergency shelter and crisis intervention are critical services to the community, stopping the immediate cycle of violence and…

We Are In It Together: Supporting SPAN Supporters

SPAN’s work is deeply rooted in the community, and for us to stay strong we need at least 25% of our annual $1.6 million budget to come from community-based support. This includes revenues from special events like the Chocolate Lovers’ Fling, individual donations and support from local businesses. Of course support takes many forms, and…

Grants, Gifts & Gratitude

It is with tremendous gratitude that SPAN sends out many thanks to His Holiness The Dalai Lama, for his generous gift of more than $21,000 to SPAN. The donation was a portion of the proceeds raised at His Holiness’ appearance at CU Boulder in June. More than 18,000 people attended The Dalai Lama’s event, raising…

Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?

“Why doesn’t she just leave?” Have you ever asked yourself what this question really means for a survivor of domestic violence and their children?  It is all too easy for us to ask, assume, judge.  The more difficult, complicated thing to do is to examine the reality of leaving for many survivors.  The reality is,…

SPAN Services: Building Stronger Families

When describing the impact of domestic violence on families, people will often say something like “DV tears families apart!” When we look at the families that SPAN supports, thanks to the generosity of people like you, we can say: “Not these families!” Addressing family instability is a major issue in our community, and one that…