Are you or someone you know in an abusive relationship?
What is domestic violence?
A pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse can include physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.
If you or someone you know is in a domestic violence, intimate partner violence or human trafficking situation, please alert a Denver Health staff member or reach out to one of these advocacy resources for help:
- NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: 800-799-3224 OR TEXT “START” to 88788
- ROSE ANDOM CENTER: 720-337-4400 (Located in Denver, CO)
safe house referrals, safety planning, protection orders, counseling, assistance with TANF and Medicaid, civil legal needs, job readiness training, referrals for transitional/permanent housing
- PORCH LIGHT: 303-271-6100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Provides comprehensive legal, emotional and critical supportive services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, abuse of at-risk individuals, elder abuse, and human trafficking
- Gateway Domestic Violence Services: 303-343-1851 or gatewayshelter.org.
24/7 Shelter available in Aurora and Arapahoe counties offering emergency shelter and extended-stay care, court advocacy, financial support
What is Human Trafficking?
The use of force, fraud or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act
- National Human Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888
- Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking: 303-295-0451 (Located in Denver, CO)
We understand getting out of these situations can be very scary and dangerous, but we are here for you when YOU are ready. Please reach out to these resources for guidance in making a safety plan. Save these phone numbers as secondary numbers under a contact who is already in your phone to be safe.
If you would like a copy of these resources, plus a list of Safe Houses in Colorado, please stop by the check-in reception desk and request a “domestic violence resource packet.”
We Care about You and We Believe You
Denver Health Forensic Nurse/Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Team