Our 2022 Impact Report and more
Our 2022 Impact Report and more
News, Upcoming Trainings, Other Resources
April 2023

Our 2022

Impact Report

Last year was one of change – both in and outside of our agency. Learn about our work in 2022 through our latest impact report. We’re grateful for our staff, members, and partners and all that they do each day to address and prevent relationship violence in Colorado.
Questions or feedback for us? Email info@violencefreeco.org.
Curious about past coalition work? Visit our impact report archive.

Coalition Updates

Public Policy Team members Brooke and Katie
Brooke Holmes and Katie Wolf 
Public Policy Team

Public Policy Team

Welcome, Brooke!
Brooke Holmes (she, her) joined our team in March as our Public Policy Specialist. In this role she’ll be supporting our Policy Committee, helping implement our policy initiatives, providing policy-related technical assistance to our members, and widening our network of policy partners. 
After graduating from Indiana University - Indianapolis in 2019, Brooke moved to Colorado, where she became involved in state politics. She served two sessions as a legislative aide in the Colorado General Assembly, and later built off her firsthand experience at the Capitol to establish herself as a political researcher for statewide races. Brooke also has experience crafting campaigns, supporting labor rights, and in political strategy and communications. She is continuing her education at the University of Colorado - Denver, pursuing a master's in public policy and gender-based violence. 
Brooke is originally from Omaha, Nebraska, and is a proud Cornhusker fan. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, photography, puzzles, and spending time with her three cats, Luna, Archer, and Cousin It. Join us in welcoming Brooke
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Training and Technical Assistance Team

Training and TA Team

12 p.m. Apr. 11
Title: Supporting LGBTQ+ Survivors of IPV (Part 2)
Presenter: Amy Bellm (she, her) 
This training is the second in a 2-part series and will cover the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) in the LGBTQ community, the unique barriers to services experienced by LGBTQ survivors, myths, and identity abuse. Participants will leave with best practice guidelines around working with LGBTQ survivors, eliminating barriers to services, and responding to identity abuse. *This webinar will not be recorded.*

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Upcoming Trainings

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Lindsay Christopher & Liz Kurko 
Housing and Economic Justice Team

Housing & EJ Team

Housing Convenings are coming back! 
We're excited that regional housing convenings will return in 2023! We'll have both virtual and in-person options for attendance; DVP will provide support for travel expenses to to attend in-person.
The Denver Housing Convening will take place over two days in April.
The first is a virtual meeting from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. April 11. We will be joined by NNEDV staff specializing in housing and economic justice. Register for the virtual meeting here
The second day will be in-person in Denver from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. April 13. Register for the in-person meeting here
If you have questions, please reach out to Lindsay

Resources and Other News

Early-bird registration for the Colorado Advocacy in Action (CAIA) Conference ends April 14. Register now to get the reduced price and enjoy 2.5 days June 5-7 full of great sessions, a keynote panel, a cultural afternoon, self-care opportunities, networking, and more!  
Reimbursements up to $5,000 for CAIA-related costs are available for DVP-funded organizations. Learn specifics on eligibility and the reimbursement process
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April is Financial Literacy Month!
Because financial abuse is so prevalent in domestic violence, it's important for advocates to feel equipped to address financial empowerment work with survivors. Check out the following external resources specific to financial abuse and financial empowerment:
This resource explains the risks to survivor privacy posed by insecure passwords, and different possible strategies to address this issue. It's aimed at survivors but also useful for victim service providers. 
This resource updates previous content on online privacy and safety, as well as adding new content aimed at both survivors and providers. 
This resource is aimed at victim service providers and includes information on using mobile phones to communicate with survivors, among other mobile-advocacy related topics. 
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