9 – 5 | Monday – Friday

The Initiative’s advocates are available during the week to assist and support you. We do not have a shelter, but we can connect you with shelters and safe houses in your area.

If you’ve never called our helpline before, one of our advocates will go through our intake form with you, which takes 15-30 minutes. After the intake is completed, an advocate will follow up with you within 24-48 hours. If you do not need services but are looking for information, you can call our helpline without going through an intake for resources and referrals to other organizations.


After we’ve completed an intake with you, we’ll be able to start providing you services. Our services are tailored to your needs and can cover a wide range of issues, including financial assistance, court accompaniment, relocation to safety, safety planning, self-care counseling, and more. Depending on your situation, we can meet with you in person or provide advocacy solely over the phone or email. For persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, we can provide ASL interpreters or accommodate in other ways to your communication needs.


There is power in knowledge. Victims and survivors have the right to make informed decisions about their safety and well being. Having an understanding of what drives abuse can be extremely empowering for many victims and survivors. Our advocates are available to provide domestic violence/abuse education and awareness counseling, including information on the cycle of abuse, warning signs, and healing after abuse. These conversations are individualized to your needs and focused on creating a safe, comfortable space.


When someone has experienced or is experiencing trauma, it can be difficult to prioritize physical, mental, and emotional well-being. At The Initiative, we believe that it is important to take care of yourself during and/or after a traumatic event. Our advocates can help you come up with a self-care plan that suits your needs. From staying hydrated to taking a walk each day, there are a variety of self-care options available for you.


There are a number of incredible organizations in Colorado that are available to assist and support you. The advocates at The Initiative will be able to connect you to the resources that best match your situation and individual needs. These services can include referrals to affordable housing opportunities, therapy, food and clothing banks, legal advocacy and assistance, domestic violence shelters, and more.