Crisis can affect anyone at any time, and the need for emotional support or referral assistance is something many individuals encounter at some point in their lives.
If you, your children or someone else you know is seeking support for abuse, violence or other forms of oppression and discrimination, SPAN is here to help. From abusive relationships, domestic violence, interpersonal violence and elder abuse to oppression and discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, race, religion, age, ability or income level, SPAN offers the support and resources needed to overcome these challenging circumstances.
We have trained advocates staffing our 24-hour crisis and information hotline in order to provide support, assist with safety planning and connect you with invaluable resources and information in this time of need. From individual and group counseling to legal advocacy, services for children, protection order information and community resources, our 24-hour crisis and information hotline serves as the first point of contact for individuals who are seeking help, support and information.
We also encourage all members of the deaf and hard of hearing communities to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have partnered with with DOVE, Inc. (Domestic Violence Ended) to provide advocacy, support, services and reasonable communication accommodations for survivors who are members of the deaf and hard of hearing communities while at our shelter.
In addition to providing free and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the hotline also provides additional information about our Emergency Shelter Program and any other SPAN service.
Our Emergency Shelter Program provides a safe shelter at a confidential location for individuals and families seeking refuge from interpersonal violence and/or elder abuse. We welcome all victims of abuse, including anyone traditionally silenced because of their ethnicity, race, religion, age, ability, income level, sexual orientation, transgender identity or who are gender non-conforming.
During a stay at our shelter, we provide case management, community referrals, group and individual counseling services, safety planning and help meeting basic needs such as food and clothing. Better yet, SPAN advocates will work to create an individualized case plan to assist you beyond your stay.
We recognize the important role pets play as members of your family. We partner with the Humane Society of Boulder Valley to safely foster your furry family members for the duration of your stay.
Despite the prevalence of intimate partner violence in all communities, social service agencies, criminal justice systems and medical personnel are often hindered by a lack of awareness, knowledge and even denial of the existence of intimate partner violence for LGBTQ individuals. To help fill those gaps, SPAN provides information, emergency shelter, outreach counseling, education and support to LGBTQ people regarding intimate partner violence and works to ensure the justice system appropriately responds to cases involving interpersonal violence.