To Our Community,

The Initiative’s office is closed until further notice. We need to take proper measures to keep ourselves, our clients, and the community safe. We will continue to operate from 8:30-4:30, Monday through Friday remotely. Direct Services will be available, however, clients may experience delays due to short staffing and the limited ability of some advocates to work remotely. We will not be conducting in-person meetings or court accompaniment at this time.

If anything changes, we will update you all through emails, website, and social media.

Please be safe and keep each other safe,

Ashlee Lewis

Executive Director

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. 

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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! 


New in 2020:

Donate Your Tax Refund

Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit is a new option this year. When the taxpayer has determined that they will get a Colorado refund, they will use the “Voluntary Contributions” schedule to choose an eligible nonprofit. Taxpayers should look for the new additional option of “Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit Fund” on that schedule. Learn how by clicking "donate" below. 

Thank you to our wonderful corporate sponsors!

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