Check out CCADV's newest OLC Course: Understanding Public Benefits Description: Advocates often find themselves working with Survivors who may want to apply for, or are already receiving, public benefits. The process of applying for public benefits can be overwhelming and advocates can do much to support Survivors through the experience. This course provides a broad overview of public benefits and can serve as a guide for advocates. The more advocates can learn about the process
A message from CCADV's Executive Director as we look back on 2017: "This year has brought incredible challenges to our communities and country, and as advocates, we are made for these times. In these times of great struggle, we remain a collective movement that values respect, equity and fairness, social change activism, inclusion, accountability and transparency, love and compassion, diversity, community, empowerment, self-determination, and hope and optimism." Read more...
The Question: Does domestic violence increase during the winter holiday season(the time period beginning the week of Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day)? The Answer: No The holidays can be stressful, but domestic violence is not caused by stress. It is caused by the choice of one partner to control and dominate the other.
Check out the first edition of CCADV's NEW monthly housing newsletter! CCADV is offering a once-a-month newsletter dedicated to housing. There are continual stories, trainings, webinars, and opportunities every month, and we want to ensure that all our member programs and community partners receive the information. This month, we spotlight Ensuring Freedom at Bright Future Foundation.
Says Lydia Waligorski, CCADV’s Public Policy Director, “The LEAD event is an opportunity for citizens to share with their legislators how domestic and sexual violence impacts their communities. We are excited to create this opportunity for survivors and advocates to tell their stories and engage with their elected officials. Their voices are too often silenced, and it’s time to listen.” Participants will help to educate legislators on issues surrounding victim
CCADV is proud to participate in Colorado Gives Day! Colorado Gives Day is an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Colorado Gives Day takes place during a 24-hour period on December (12.5.17), and starting on 11.1.17, you can schedule your Colorado Gives Day donations in advance. Donations will be accepted through ColoradoGives.org, with a goal to inspire and unite Coloradans in supporting local nonprofits.
CCADV Board and Staff stand with the community of Charlottesville, VA, the people of Guam, and others across our nation and the world who experience violence, hate, and discrimination on a daily basis. We work to dismantle systems that promote, support, or tolerate oppression. Gender based violence is rooted in oppression. We will end domestic and sexual violence only by creating equity for all. In the words of Audre Lorde, “There is no hierarchy of
Getting ready for DVAM 2017? We've got you covered! Check out our newest resources today! And we'll be adding content over the next month, so check back often. http://ccadv.org/be-involved/dvawarenessmonth/ Questions? Contact Amy Pohl.
Did you know that Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) has partnered with the Division of Criminal Justice, Office for Victims Programs (DCJ OVP) to launch of the new VOCA Emergency Fund? This program is intended to make life easier for crime victims in Colorado and for the advocates who work so tirelessly on their behalf. More info at: http://www.coloradocrimevictims.org/voca-emergency-fund.html Emergency fund applications MUST BE submitted to COVA by a crime victim advocate on the behalf of a crime victim. Find