October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Awareness Month Activities:
1) Purple Ribbons hung around town
2) October 1st - Town and County Proclamations
3) October 5th - Art Above Violence Live Performance and Auction
4) Clothesline Project - Hung at Town Hall and Ruby Sisson Library
By: Christine Soria
September 24, 2019
Rise Above Violence offers a variety of services that expand from crisis intervention, domestic violence education, to housing and legal advocacy. We attempt to provide services to someone who has experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault through each stage of their experience and times of healing. From the immediate crisis to long term support. One of the key components in our crisis intervention response is our 24/7 hotline.
Our crisis hotline is a 24/7 – 365 days a year confidential crisis line. Anyone can call our hotline if they have been a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault. The hotline is a service that gives people the space to access an advocate and supportive person at any time. The hotline will connect anyone to an advocate if they find themselves in crisis or in need of support. Our crisis line provides emotional support, safety planning, informing people of community resources, and talking to someone about their experience. If there is an immediate safety concern, we always refer to law enforcement or Archuleta Integrated Care, if appropriate.
What someone can expect when they call the hotline, (970) 264-9075, is to speak to the on call advocate. If the hotline is called during work week, the office line will ring and someone will speak to an available advocate at the office. If the hotline is accessed on nights or weekends they will be routed to our answering service. The answering service will take the name and number of the person and notify the on call advocate. The on-call advocate will call the person back as soon as possible.
If you or someone you know has ever experienced violence in your life and have found that it impacts you, please don’t hesitate to call our hotline.