Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
24-Hour Confidential Help


The outpouring of support has truly been incredible.  When disaster strikes, there is no better place to be than Pagosa.  You will not let us fail!  Many have asked what we need.  As the days and weeks progress, we'll know more.  Our best recommendation to people looking to help/donate would be to supply cash donations.  Our insurance is only going to pay for 70-80% of the cost to replace all items lost in the fire.  ACVAP then must make up the difference, estimated at between $5,000-$7,500 to replace what was destroyed.  Insurance will also only pay a limited number of months of rent.  If we rebuild, I'm not sure it'll get done in time, so that is an additional cost we will have to incur. 
Donating is where your help will be the most impactful. 
Starting Monday, Nov. 7th, ACVAP offices will be located at 703 San Juan Street, next to Citizens Bank.
 NEW Healing Thru Art Group starting soon!

Women's Empowerment Classes meets every other Thursday, 6pm to 7:30pm - Six FREE classes to learn how to build better communication skills; improve self-esteem; move beyond trauma; create better boundaries; and, enhance your ability to parent under stress. These classes are geared towards women who's children have witnessed domestic violence. You'll learn improved ways to help your children lessen their stress and fears, while gaining effective disipline techniques that work! Group facilitated by Mara Koch, LPC.
FREE dinner provided by Loaves & Fishes. Call ACVAP at 264-9075 for confidential location.

Kid's Club meets at the same time as the Women's Empowerment Group (above) - For children ages 5 - 10 where kid's will learn better ways to cope with family violence by learning safety skills, how to manage their emotions, and healthy ways to express those emotions. This is a fun, interactive club using art, games, and other fun activities! Group facilitated by Debra Ewing, Child Specialist.
FREE dinner provided by Loaves & Fishes.

WISE Teens Group - Meet during the school year at Pagosa Springs High School - one series just for boys, another just for girls. Look for flyers at school or call for more information.

WISE Boys - Have you ever been bullied? Harassed? Feel like you're a target? You're not alone! This group is for Middle School Boys ONLY! Enjoy fun, interactive activities that help you learn how to deal with these situations better and not be 'crabbed' (come to the group to learn what that means!).

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The 11th Annual
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Saturday July 8th,  2017

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You are Not Alone...

You do not have to go through this alone. Reach out for help to a minister, counselor or ACVAP. Talking with a victim advocate can help you understand your feelings.

NO ONE deserves to be abused or assaulted. You did nothing to deserve abuse. You are a victim of a violent crime. You need not feel ashamed, guilty or embarrassed to ask for support.

The Archuleta County Victim Assistance Program (ACVAP) is a private nonprofit organization. Our primary mission is to assist victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. We work to ensure victims rights are exercised and needs met.

Through the support of grants, donations, fund-raising efforts and volunteers ACVAP provides the following services:

  • Immediate crisis intervention available 24 hours a day by an advocate trained to listen and provide support. Call day or night (970) 264-9075..
  • Court Advocate to explain the criminal justice system and assist with civil restraining orders.
  • Emergency transportation to safe shelter. Shelter provided by the SW Safehouse.
  • Advocates to assist with other community agencies and supportive organizations.
  • Information and referrals.
  • Speakers and trainers to provide community education.

If you or someone you care about has suffered from Domestic Violence
and/or Sexual Assault, call our 24-Hour Hotline
at 264-9075.

We do not discriminate against those with disabilities, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age or income level.

All services are free and confidential

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