The Initiative’s advocates are available during the week to assist and support you. We are not an emergency service and we do not have a shelter, but we can connect you with shelters and safe houses in your area. Please note that we serve people who are currently living in Colorado. We do not accept walk-ins, please contact us to make an appointment.
If this is your first time calling us, 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 48 business hours. Please note that for safety reasons, our phone number does not come up when we call you. It will either say 0000000000, Private, Unknown, or Spam Likely.
We do not require any documentation of abuse, disability or citizenship.
No requerimos ninguna documentación de abuso, discapacidad o ciudadanía.
For resources tailored to you, please get in touch with our advocates at (303) 839-5510 or by filling out the intake form below.
24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline (many of the safehouses on the list below also have local 24/7 hotlines):
Suicide Prevention Hotlines:
Harm Reduction for People who use Drugs:
To begin services with us, you will need to complete an intake. The intake can be done on the phone with an advocate at (303) 839-5510, or by filling out the contact form below. The purpose of the intake is to answer some basic questions about who you are and what you want help with. All of the questions are voluntary. That means that you do not have to answer them if you don’t want to. You can tell us as much or as little as you want. If you choose to fill out this form online, we will receive your answers at the beginning of the next business day, and reach out to you within 24 business hours to follow up and have a more detailed conversation about your situation and next steps.
What to expect: The intake begins with demographic questions, how you want us to contact you, what type of insurance and/or income you have, and if you have any disabilities. Next, there are questions about the abuse you’ve experienced, some statistical questions, and at the end, there is space for you to describe what your needs and concerns are.
The Initiative has confidential advocates to work with you. This means that anything you discuss with an advocate will not be shared with anybody outside of The Initiative unless you give us permission to do so. For example, sometimes clients want us to call another organization and ask a specific question about them. You would need to give us permission to do that. The only exception to this is if you mention child abuse. We are mandatory reporters, which means that if we become aware of child abuse, we need to make a report to Child Protection Services (CPS) within 24 hours.
All information that you submit through this online form is also protected by our confidentiality policy, and will only be seen by The Initiative’s advocates. If you mention child abuse in this form, we will have to report it. If you have any questions about our confidentiality policy, please contact us directly at 303-839-5510 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we can go over it together.
Please remember that we do not require answers to any of these questions! We ask these questions as a starting place for our advocates to get a sense of what’s going on and what resources might be available to help you. You can leave any of the questions blank. Some of these questions might be triggering, or hard to answer. Please take care of yourself as you fill out this form. We know how hard it can be to reach out for help - we appreciate you and your courage in starting this journey.