A safety plan is a personalized plan that can help an individual avoid dangerous situations, and know the best way to react when in danger. This plan includes ways to remain safe while in the relationship, planning to leave, or after leaving. A safety plan should be tailored to each specific situation, taking into account a survivor’s needs and disabilities.
There is power in knowledge. Victims and survivors have the right to make informed decisions about their safety and well being. Having an understanding of what drives abuse can be extremely empowering for many victims and survivors. Our advocates at The Initiative are available to provide safety planning, domestic violence/abuse education and awareness counseling, including information on the cycle of abuse, warning signs, and healing after abuse.
For more information on safety planning, please visit www.theinitiativecolorado.org or call us at 303-839-5510.
The Initiative is the ONLY organization in Colorado that has focused services on cross-disability and abuse. “Cross-disability” means that we serve people with all kinds of disabilities, including physical, sensory, cognitive, developmental, mental-health, and health-related. Through our advocacy and outreach programs, The Initiative strives to create an abuse-free culture for all. Disability and abuse are also deeply linked because abuse can cause disability, and people with disability are more vulnerable to experiencing abuse. Physical violence can lead to temporary or permanent physical disabilities, such as broken bones or back injuries. Abuse can also cause the invisible or hidden disabilities like Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), chronic health issues, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and more. A monthly donation can help sustain all of these services.
Your tax-deductible donation allows us to continue providing high-quality and individualized services to the Colorado community.
Click on the link below to make a one time donation, or schedule monthly donations.
Thank you to all of our members who donated coats, hats, gloves, scarves and more to @coloradouplift! You have helped make a difference for a child in need this holiday season!! 🎁🧥🧤🧣🧢 #give#denver#coloradouplift#coloradogivesday
We would like to THANK everyone who donated to JDRF on Colorado Gives Day, making it a record breaking year for the Rocky Mountain Chapter! We could not have done it without you! #jdrfRkyMtn ! #coloradogivesday#thanks
Thank you to all who participated in #ColoradoGivesDay ! Your gracious support of local organizations makes Colorado and the Vail Valley a truly special place. Your contribution to Vail Veterans Program will directly impact the lives of our nation's heroes and their families through supporting upcoming Vail Veterans Program events. #SupportOurTroops#TeamVailVets#KnowOurVets
THANK YOU! Colorado Gives Day raised more than $36 million dollars for non-profits and we're thrilled that so many generous donors joined US in the effort to ensure that our Colorado wilderness areas remain wild! #coloradogivesday#coloradogives
#ColoradoGivesDay is over, and we are truly in awe of the community of Rainbow Trail. We cannot express enough gratitude to everyone who donated, everyone who gave words in support of #RTLC , everyone who sent us videos to share, everyone who put up with our incessant posting throughout the past week, and everyone who comes to camp in any capacity. The community of Rainbow Trail is what makes this ministry venture far beyond the boundaries of our site on the mountainside. You’ve all shown generosity, shared touching stories, and inspire us to work passionately to spread God’s love. We count ourselves blessed to be a part of the community of this place. From the bottom, middle, and top of our hearts, thank you!
Love is a full belly. Love is a warm place to sleep.Love is knowing someone cares. Love is a second chance.
Thank you to the more than 530 donors who gave the gift of love this #ColoradoGivesDay ! We are proud to report more than $63,000 was raised during our Colorado Gives Day Love-a-thon to provide love and care to homeless animals in need.
We are thrilled to announce that because of YOUR support and generosity, we surpassed both of our goals on Colorado Gives Day! We raised $22,073 and had 265 donors TURNIP!!! Our hearts are BEETing with joy!! You have proven the power and strength of a community working together towards a common goal. We're glad you're here and a part of our community. Thanks for ROOTing for us!
LETTUCE celebrate and watch how we are already putting your dollars to work to achieve lasting access to healthy food with this video.
From our in-house band, The Sheatles, and all of us at Healthier Colorado, thank you so much to everyone who donated yesterday. You spread the word about “Health!” all across the state and made #coloradogivesday a huge success. Make sure to checkout the Sheatles music video, link in bio.
Thank you to everyone who donated to St. Mary's Academy during this year's Six Weeks of Giving Campaign/Colorado Gives Day - we are grateful for your generosity!
Thank you also to everyone who volunteered to help with our campaign this year - we appreciate your time and effort!
We have raised a total of $320,955 towards our Annual Fund goal of $350,000. More than $150,000 of this total was raised on Colorado Gives Day and will count towards the incentive fund!
Because of you, St. Mary's Academy is able to help challenge, support, and expand each student's vision. The Annual Fund supports programs that allow our students to explore their curiosities, creativity and passions to build a brighter future.
Thank you to @ohheystanley and everyone who generously shared the love on #ColoradoGivesDay . We are lucky to live in such a warm, wonderful community. #DCPAToday#Philanthropy#Repost @ohheystanley ・・・
Today is #ColoradoGivesDay , everybody, in which we are all encouraged to support local nonprofits helping make our state's communities stronger. Some of our favorites are @cllaroquesi, @kids4compassion, @projectangelheart, @projectworthmore, @roundupriverranch, @denvercenter, and @streetfraternity. And there are so many others! Check out some of those and let us know your favorites, too. #dogoodbegood#coloradogives#stanleyfamily 📸 via @taramisu29 (Thanks, Tara!)
More than 17,000 Coloradans are waiting to see if they can stay in the country that saw them grow as adolescents and young adults, some of them do not know their “country of Origen”, because they came to the United States when they were babies.
Many organizations/people/activists have been working without stop to fight/resist back and to find a solution to this nightmare.
Today is #coloradogivesday#coloradogivesday2017 and we still have two more hours to increase donations, connect with non-profits, and to learn about their missions.
Please consider to #donate#involved or/and #act
By visiting coloradogives.org and find the non-profit that is doing the work inside-outside of their offices, and with heart in their hands.
Thank you #coloradoimmigrantsrightscoalition for all your support to our dreamers and survivors at the sanctuaries. #rosabelongshere#jeanettebelongshere#sandrabelongshere#aracelibelongshere @lilybisantz_ @kkshermanperez @anthonyjnocella @elskyles @flassh87 @herbhutfreeclinic @b.liscious @riosyolandavargas @seiu721 @ricurrutia @wildfranberry @zoraida_tiany
In gratitude for all the people that continuously hold space for me during my studies at #crestonehealingarts and speak out loud about our human rights.
We want to offer a heartfelt thank you to everyone who donated to CCS during Colorado Gives Day! With your generous support we raised $69,790!!! This is an amazing show of support for our shelter cats, thank you so much!! #catcaresociety#catadoption#coloradogivesday#cogivesday
Only one hour left of #ColoradoGivesDay ! You can still help us reach our goal for the day! We are less than $10,000 away! Go to rainbowtrail.org/co-gives before midnight to donate to #RTLC and help great ministry happen! #coloradogivesRTLC
We have $5,000 more to go to meet our goal for #ColoradoGivesDay ! We depend on our community's love of animals to help us in our life-saving work--please consider making a donation before midnight as every dollar donated helps provide safe haven to shelter animals in need. Thank you for your support! <3 Donate: ow.ly/yO7x30h0Jiw #yampavalleygives
Cosmo says: It’s Colorado Gives Day 2017!!
As of 10:30pm we are at $67,235 in donations, thank you to those who have donated to CCS!!!
This is a very important annual fundraising initiative for our shelter cats and community outreach programs. There is still time to donate to CCS through Colorado Gives Day by visiting: http://bit.ly/2h0AafM -- select the "CO GIVES DAY" box under Donation. Please consider giving. Our sincere appreciation for your support! #catcaresociety#coloradogivesday#cogivesday#catadoption
Today is Colorado’s largest one-day online giving event, presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank! Thousands of donors have come together to support Colorado nonprofits like ours! You can find The Boulder International Film Festival by searching for BIFF under “Colorado Film Society.” Thanks for supporting #2018BIFF#coloradogivesday
A note from our director: “Colorado Gives Day is such a fun day to work. All day long, emails are received notifying us of donations from our generous supporters. It’s because of that support, that we can continue to provide nutritious food to those who are in need. It makes a difference in the daily lives of our clients. We are so grateful.” Colorado Gives Day is almost over, but there’s still time for you to be a part of something big and to make a difference by giving where you live. To donate to the Community Kitchen, click on the link in our profile, or go to www.coloradogives.org and search for Loveland’s Community Kitchen.
Thank you to everyone who liked, shared and commented with their favorite non-profits for Colorado Gives Day! We made a donation to Ralston House. Ralston House Child Advocacy Center works with law enforcement, human services and the community to provide a safe place to investigate child abuse and ensure victim services for children who have been abused or who have witnessed violence. <3 #coloradogivesday#givewhereyoulive
Only a few hours to go, and we are now only $16,000 away from our goal. That’s only $5,333 per hour to reach our #ColoradoGivesDay goal!
Our last video comes from the Ostovic family in Iowa. Even though they live outside of Colorado, they make the trip all the way to #RTLC every summer for Family Camp because of what Rainbow Trail and its ministry does for their family. #CTTC
Go to rainbowtrail.org/co-gives to donate before midnight and make your gift go further on this special day of giving!
We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who makes our ministries possible! From volunteers, to parents, as well as all of our incredible ministry partners, thank you so much for all you do!
Today is #coloradogivesday and we also want to say thank you to all of you who selected one of our ministries as a nonprofit to support!
You are all awesome, and are making a huge difference for so many kids! Thank you!
With just under 4 hours to go on #ColoradoGivesDay , #RTLC has raised $65,063! It’s time for the final push before midnight to reach our $85,000 goal. Go to rainbowtrail.org/co-gives to donate now! #coloradogivesRTLC
Did you give today? It’s not to late to make your donations count. You have until midnight. Think about some of my favorite charities if you don’t have one in mind. Assistance League Denver Denver Rescue Mission or Father Woody's Haven of Hope Jay Gould Center
Speeding to the finish line....yep! We’re 75% of the way there! Help us zip to our $13,000 goal while the Colo Gives Day incentive fund will still S T R E T C H your donations: www.coloradogives.org/mercyministries YOU are making a huge difference for young adult survivors of Romanian orphanages. #embracemercy#traumahealing#coloradogivesday