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The Advocate Safehouse Project is the only non-profit organization providing services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Garfield County. Additionally, ASP is the only organization with a Safehouse Program in the Roaring Fork Valley and Garfield County.

The Advocate Safehouse Project provided the following:

  • Provided 23,037 nights of safe shelter for 906 survivors and their 931children.

  • Our 24-Hour Help Line has help train 449 volunteer advocates who have provided assistance with 18,453 crisis counseling calls.

  • Our Community Outreach has:
    • Implemented weekly women’s support groups including childcare in both Glenwood Springs and Rifle since 1987.
    • Started the Latino Outreach Program in 1996 to educate the Latino community about domestic and sexual violence and provide services to Latino clients.
    • Provided 1,444 educational presentations for community and professional groups.
    • Sponsored educational workshops for local professionals on domestic and/or sexual violence.


    There were 14,123 domestic violence criminal cases filed in the Colorado county courts in 2006. (1)
    Almost half of all murders in Colorado are committed by an intimate partner. The vast majority of these victims are female. (1)
  • 41 people died as a result of domestic violence in 2006. Two of the victims were children. (1)

    24% (1 in 4) of Colorado women and 6% (1 in 17) Colorado men have experienced a completed or attempted sexual assault in their lifetime. This equates to over 11,000 women and men each year experiencing a sexual assault in Colorado. (2)

    According to the Colorado Department of Corrections, 85% of incarcerated sex offenders knew the person they victimized.

    (1) Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “Fact Sheet: Domestic

    Violence.” Retrieved on October 19, 2007, from

    (2) Sexual Assault in Colorado: Results of a 1998 Statewide Survey. 1998. Colorado

    Department of Public Health and Environment and Colorado Coalition Against

    Sexual Assault.


    One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. (1)

    Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk for intimate partner violence. (2)

    One in six women and one in 33 men have experienced an attempted or completed rape. (3)

    Almost one-third of female homicide victims that are reported in police records are killed by an intimate partner. (4)

    Nearly 7.8 million women have been raped by an intimate partner at some point in their lives. (5)

    Witnessing violence between one’s parents or caretakers is the strongest risk factor of transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next. (6)

    The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $5.8 billion each year, $4.1 billion of which is for direct medical and mental health services. (7)

    (1) Tjaden, Patricia & Thoennes, Nancy. National Institute of Justice and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, “Extent, Nature and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey,” (2000)

    (2) US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Intimate Partner Violence in the United States,” December 2006.

    (3) US Department of Justice, “Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against women,” November 1998.

    (4) Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reports” Crime in the United States, 2000,” (2001).

    (5) Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States. 2003. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Centers for Injury Prevention and Control. Atlanta, GA.

    (6) Break the Cycle. (2006). Startling Statistics.

    (7) Cost of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States. 2003. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Centers for Injury Prevention and Control. Atlanta, GA.


    For more information:

    National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault


    Advocate Safehouse Project