The Initiative (DVI)
Community-based, non-residential advocacy for people experiencing abuse. Specializing in survivors with disabilities. Services include safety-related, self-sufficiency, legal system navigation, and recovery advocacy. We serve survivors of all types of abuse, all genders and sexualities, all areas of Colorado, and have Spanish speaking advocates on staff. All services are free and confidential, and do not require documentation of abuse, disability, or citizenship. Disability accommodation requests are welcome.
Address: 6825 E. Tennessee Ave., Ste. #475, Denver, CO 80224
County: Adams, Alamosa, Arapahoe, Archuleta, Baca, Bent, Boulder, Broomfield, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Clear Creek, Conejos, Costilla, Crowley, Custer, Delta, Denver, Dolores, Douglas, Eagle, Elbert, El Paso, Fremont, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Huerfano, Jackson, Jefferson, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Lake, La Plata, Larimer, Las Animas, Lincoln, Logan, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Morgan, Otero, Ouray, Park, Phillips, Pitkin, Prowers, Pueblo, Rio Blanco, Rio Grande, Routt, Saguache, San Juan, San Miguel, Sedgwick, Summit, Teller, Washington, Weld, Yuma
Support Line: none
Services Offered: Legal Advocacy, Case Management, Protection Order Assistance, Transportation Assistance, Emergency Financial Assistance, Language Line
Counseling Service Fees: Free
Program Type: Culturally Specific
Dedicated Staff For: LGBTQIA Survivors, Latinx Survivors, Survivors with disabilities, Immigrant/Refugee Survivors, Undocumented Survivors, Adults with Intellectual and developmental disabilities, Sexual Assault Survivors
Agency Type: Advocacy Agency
Languages can change with staff. We try to keep this updated as much as we can, however changes in staffing capacity can occur which might affect an organization’s ability to respond.