Mobile Advocacy for Survivors of Domestic Violence
SPAN, alongside the rest of our community, experienced significant changes and obstacles with the rise of the Omicron Covid-19 variant. In order to ensure our clients safety, our amazing advocates introduced mobile advocacy services. We have continued to meet the needs of survivors and offer substantial resources.
SPAN’s Covid-19 Safety Protocols
- N95 masks worn by all staff and clients
- Social distancing enforced and staff encouraged to work remotely if possible
- PCR testing available twice per week for clients and staff
- Rapid tests available upon request
- Vaccine Clinic held at Outreach in January for Covid-19 and Flu shots
Shelter Options & Safety
With the fast spread of Omicron, limiting exposure and social distancing has never been more important. We have kept our Shelter safely open and partnered with a few hotels to provide additional space for clients. Our clients’ locations remain confidential and safe. SPAN advocates have adapted their support systems to accommodate the increased space between clients.
Services & Support
Between Shelter and hotels, our advocates and staff have worked hard to guarantee clients have the same access to services and support. SPAN has introduced food box delieveries and coordinated with Meals-on-Wheels to ensure clients’ comfort. Our advocates meet with clients daily, both virtually and in-person, to check-in and provide resources. Advocates continue to adapt as needed to clients’ needs.
Health concerns and Covid-19 restrictions have caused increased anxieties for survivors of domestic violence. To meet these new challenges, SPAN’s counselers are providing mobile options for appointments both virtually and in-person. Our counselers use trauma informed approaches to support healing and understand the difficulty of that process especially during a pandemic.
Our 24-hour crisisline remains open, and much busier than usual. More survivors are contacting SPAN seeking support due to limited services and resources elsewhere. Here at SPAN, we are committed to remaining available and accessible to our community. We understand that Omicron variant has increased dangers for survivors in abusive situations, and we are dedicated to providing advocacy in any way we can.
How YOU can help our Mobile Advocacy services!
- Food / Groceries
- Doordash, Grubhub, Uber Eats, and/or Postmates gift cards
- King Soopers, Safeway, Target, and/or Walmart gift cards
- RTD bus passes
- Uber and Lyft gift cards