In 1986, a group of concerned citizens in Garfield County joined together to respond to both a growing awareness of domestic violence and the need for comprehensive services for domestic violence survivors and their children. In the spring of 1987, ASP was incorporated, volunteer advocates were recruited, a 24-Hour Help Line and volunteer safehomes were established, and two weekly women’s support groups with child care were made available. In 1991, the agency expanded services to include survivors of sexual assault.
In 1993, ASP acquired and rehabilitated a facility to be used for a Safehouse Program. In 1999 & 2000, ASP completed a capital expansion project which doubled the space for the organization. In 2008, after 14 years of use (598 families with 618 children for 17,821 nights of shelter) the Safehouse was in dire need of a “Facelift”. This work was necessary in order to correct major structural problems in the building, providing easier maintenance of the facility and to “freshen up” the interior.
ASP is the only program in Garfield County offering comprehensive and confidential services for survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence and their children. It should be noted that ASP is the only safehouse program in the Roaring Fork Valley and one of only eleven on Colorado’s western slope.
ASP Mission Statement:
The Advocate Safehouse Project is to promote healthy relationships free from violence through education, advocacy, empowerment and safehousing.
ASP Board of Directors:
Martha McCoy, President
Debbie Duley, Secretary
Theresa Zelenka, Treasurer
Nancy Reinisch, Emeritus Board Member
ASP Annual Reports:
2010 - View or Download here
2011 - View or Download here
2012 - View or Download here
2013 - View or Download here