The Initiative (DVI)

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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

Language: English

Confidential: Yes

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.