COVID Update: We are open from 8:30-4:30, Monday through Friday, and we are transitioning back to conducting in-person meetings and court accompaniment. We do not accept walk ins at our office - please contact us to make an appointment, and notify your advocate of any symptoms you may be experiencing. Reschedule your appointment if you are feeling sick, or if you may have been exposed to COVID. We will return all initial contacts within 24 business hours.

Creating an Abuse Free Culture for All

The Initiative (previously known as the Domestic Violence Initiative for Women with Disabilities or DVI) advocates for persons with disabilities who have experienced abuse. Through our direct services and our outreach program, The Initiative strives to create an abuse-free culture for all. We are located in Colorado. 

Call: (303) 839-5510

Text: (720) 503-9580


The Initiative's advocates are available 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday to assist and support you. 

We do not require documentation of abuse, disability, or citizenship. We are located in Colorado and serve all people who live in Colorado.

No requerimos ninguna documentación de abuso, discapacidad o ciudadanía.

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The Initiative is dedicated to creating cultural and systemic shifts that make our communities more compassionate, inclusive, and safe for all.

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The Initiative strongly believes that education on issues surrounding disability and abuse can be transformative. Our "Get Informed" page will give you key information on a wide range of issues related to disability and abuse.

Founded in 1984, The Initiative (Formerly known as The Domestic Violence Initiative for Women with Disabilities) is the only Colorado non-profit that focuses our services on the intersection of cross-disabilities and advocacy for survivors of abuse. 

Click here to learn more about Our Story.

Our work wouldn't be possible without your generous donations, volunteering, and support on social media.

We are always interested in creative ways to be involved with our community. Contact us if you'd like to host an event, create a menu item, or donate a service! 

Thank you to our wonderful corporate sponsors!

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Alerta de Seguridad

Su uso de Internet puede ser monitoreado por su abusador. Puede hacer clic en "EXIT" en la parte superior de la página en cualquier momento para ser llevado a Esto no eliminará su historial de búsqueda, así que asegúrese de eliminar su historial si es necesario. Tenga en cuenta que alguien puede presionar "atrás" y volverá a esta página. Para obtener más información sobre la seguridad de Internet, visite 

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