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CCADV Hires New Public Policy Director

By |September 2nd, 2014|Categories: Announcements||0 Comments

We are excited to introduce CCADV’s new Public Policy Director, Lydia Waligorski!

Lydia brings to the position over 14 years of experience working with victims of domestic and sexual violence and in a variety of capacities in both rural and urban communities, including as an advocate in shelter and in civil and criminal courts, as a volunteer coordinator, and as a counselor in domestic and sexual violence organizations and in a Human Services co-location office. She has […]

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CCADV Awarded Verizon HopeLine Grant

By |July 1st, 2014|Categories: Announcements||0 Comments

The Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) recently received a HopeLine® from Verizon grant of $20,000 to expand its work. Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program supports domestic violence prevention and awareness programs in Colorado and nationwide.
“This generous donation from Verizon Wireless will help us connect Colorado advocates to best practices and emerging issues by providing access to unique training and education opportunities,” said Pat Tessmer, CCADV’s Advocacy and Resources Director. “It will be used to […]

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CCADV Staff and Friends “Proud” to Take Part in Denver’s Pride Celebration

By |June 24th, 2014|Categories: Announcements||0 Comments

CCADV Staff and Friends created a human rainbow at the Big Gay 5k in Denver on June 21, 2014.

While same-sex battering mirrors heterosexual battering both in type and prevalence, its victims receive fewer protections. CCADV is a resource for ALL survivors!




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2014 Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference a Huge Success

By |June 24th, 2014|Categories: Announcements||0 Comments

This year’s Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference, co-sponsored by CCADV and CCASA, drew over 200 attendees who chose from 24 workshops and 4 roundtable discussions over two and a half days in beautiful Vail, CO. Despite funding cuts, some participants remarked that it was the best conference to date!

“I felt like everything was exceptionally done and clearly a lot of thought went into this.”

“This conference, although less funded, was truly one of the best!”

Thank you to […]

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CCADV Announces New Executive Director!

By |May 20th, 2014|Categories: Announcements||1 Comment

The CCADV Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Amy Miller has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence! She will begin her new role in June.

Amy has served as the Public Policy Director at CCADV for the last six years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field domestic violence victim advocacy. She has over 14 years of experience in direct services for […]

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CCADV Wins Longest Centipede at Girls on the Run 5k!

By |May 13th, 2014|Categories: Announcements||0 Comments

With a time of 56:13 and a combined 20 legs, CCADV’s Centipede Against Domestic Violence won the Longest Centipede Award at the Girls on the Run 5k in City Park (Denver) on Saturday, May 10!

The ‘Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence’ works with domestic violence shelters and advocacy programs across the state to help them serve survivors of domestic violence.  ‘Girls on the Run’ is a physical activity-based positive youth development program designed to develop and enhance […]

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CCADV’s Centipede Against Domestic Violence

By |April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Announcements||0 Comments

Support Our Human Centipede!

Join the team from CCADV on May 10 to create a HUGE human centipede during the ‘Girls on the Run 5k’ in City Park (Denver). Don’t worry…we’ll be walking! Registration is $20 per runner.
Register here: https://www.raceplanner.com/register/info/girls_on_the_run_rockies_spring_5k for the Centipede Challenge and use team name CCADV (Colorado Centipede Against Domestic Violence).

Can’t make it to the event? You can still support the Centipede Against Domestic Violence!
Click here to make a donation of any amount. Under “Special instructions […]

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2014 CAIA Silent Auction for CCADV and CCASA

By |April 7th, 2014|Categories: Announcements||0 Comments

This year our annual conference will feature a silent auction to raise funds for programs at both CCADV and CCASA.  To make this a success – we need you to share your talents!

Are you a photographer, a seamstress, an artist, a baker, a candlestick maker? And would you be willing to create and donate an item for the auction?  Do you have a lovely piece of art that you no longer have a place […]

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

By |April 1st, 2014|Categories: Announcements||1 Comment

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The high co-occurrence of child abuse and domestic violence is undisputed. Further, even witnessing domestic violence leads children to exhibit symptoms and behaviors that mimic those who have been physically abused themselves.

The Facts*:

Witnessing violence between one’s parents or caretakers is the strongest risk factor of transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next.
Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and […]