Between the COVID-19 outbreak and recent instances of police brutality against BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color), the past few months have demonstrated the systems of power and injustice that plague our nation and our community. As a social justice organization, breaking down these systems of power and injustice are core to our anti-violence work
SPAN partners with The West End Tavern for their 12th Annual JUL-IPA Festival. From an online auction, curbside takeout, and social distanced dining, we are looking forward to a record breaking year with BBQ and beer to support survivors!
The roots of violence and oppression, whether they manifest as intimate partner abuse in the home or racist violence in the street, thrive when power is used to dehumanize others. Upending violence and oppression can’t happen when only the injured and oppressed protest. Interrupting the pandemic of racist violence in our country demands action by white people, especially white people in power. This is true nationally; it is equally true in our local community.
During increased time at home with an abuser consider the following to stay safe:
Local manufacturing solutions company donates 17 3D-Printing Respirators to SPAN and other local domestic violence organizations.
SPAN joins collaborative effort with Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley and Colorado Legal Services to provide legal advocacy for survivors during COVID-19. Isolation can be a scary time for individuals experiencing domestic violence, we are here to help.
SPAN began preparing to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on survivors and SPAN’s services when the reality of the pandemic became apparent in early March. We are immensely grateful for the guidance and support that Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) staff have provided over the past two months. From the early days of planning, BCPH, Boulder County Housing and Human Services, the cities of Boulder and Longmont, homeless services providers, family resource centers, community health clinics, Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley, SPAN, the District Attorney’s Office, and other community organizations have worked as true partners in responding to the crisis and its devastating impact on the most vulnerable in our community.
For survivors of domestic violence, social distancing is nothing new…
We are committed to do everything we can to continue supporting survivors while also protecting the health and wellness of our clients, staff and volunteers. Here’s how you can help.
SPAN has implemented additional precautions at our Shelter and Outreach locations to limit the potential spread of the virus. The SPAN 24-hour Crisis & Information Line (303.444.2424) will remain in full operation. The SPAN Emergency Shelter will continue to provide safe refuge for survivors and their children. The Shelter capacity will be reduced to limit the spread of illness.