Violence Free Colorado's Monthly eNewsletter
Violence Free Colorado's Monthly eNewsletter
News, Upcoming Trainings, Other Resources
October 2022
Monica Rivera, Executive Director
Hello from Violence Free Colorado and hope you're all doing well at the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)!

We're plugging away here at the coalition and each passing day helps me feel less and less like a newcomer! *whew*

The entire staff has been great at helping to onboard me and I'm grateful to work with such solid humans everyday. Our Associate Director Roshan will totally cringe at me for doing this, but I want to give her a special shout out for all she's been holding for the organization as we work to fill vacancies in the Public Policy Director and the Finance, Operations, and Grants Manager roles. So much of her work is behind-the-scenes and we're lucky to have her expertise on staff as we navigate transition.

Speaking of transition, we're in the final stages of hiring for the Finance, Operations, and Grants Manager and I look forward to having a new team member to introduce soon! We're still taking applications for our Public Policy Director, so please continue to share it out in your circles. We'd love to have a robust pool of candidates to choose from.

If you have any DVAM events this month, we want to remind everyone that we're glad to feature them on our website calendar. Please use this form to submit an event. It's our honor to use our role as the state’s coalition to amplify the incredible work you all are doing across the state, so please keep us in the loop!

As always, we're grateful to be in partnership with each of you. I welcome feedback and can be reached here.  

In solidarity,

Coalition Updates

Brandy Walega and Miranda Encina
Training and Technical Assistance Team

Training and TA Team

12 - 1 p.m. Oct. 11 
Title: Historic Oppression, Trauma Stress, and Culturally Responsive Practice, Integrating an Intersectional Perspective
Presenter: Lou Felipe, PhD (she/her/they/them)
ASL and Spanish interpretation provided. Tendremos la interpretación de ASL y español.

Centering the experiences of families and communities who experience multiple forms of marginalization, this webinar will focus on the traumatic injuries that result from intersectional forms of oppression. It will conclude with culturally responsive, respectful, and liberative approaches to take when engaging with individuals and families who experience multiple forms of oppression.

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Shelter Directors' Cohort
This is a space for shelter directors to connect and collaborate. It's rare opportunity to discuss the unique needs of shelter staff and residents, including navigating health and safety protocols for COVID and MPX, incorporating ACRTI principles into shelter policies, and more. Our online platform includes message boards to access community knowledge, file sharing for a library of resources, and the chance to connect with community at any time. Virtual meetings happen every third Monday from 1 –2 p.m. Contact Miranda for more information or to join!
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Mark your calendars

November Facts & Snacks Webinar 
Noon Nov. 8 
Title: Address Confidentiality Program: Meet the New Outreach Coordinator & Learn About Voting Rights
Presenter: Olive Henline (they/them, she/her)
Hannah Colter, Community Impact Specialist

Community Impact Team 

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is here!
Be sure to join the DVAM week of action Oct. 17-23.
If you're in need of some last-minute DVAM social media posts, please remember you can join the unified #Every1KnowsSome1 campaign by using this toolkit from NNEDV and PCADV
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Lindsay Christopher and Liz Kurko Housing and Economic Justice Team

Housing and Economic Justice

Monthly DVP Flex Funding Call
Oct. 19 at 1:30 p.m.
Register here
ASL interpretation provided.
We're excited to announce that the DVP Flexible Funding Project started Sept. 1. If your organization is participating, please join our Housing and Economic Justice Team for monthly technical assistance calls occurring the third Wednesday each month from 1:30-3:00 p.m. These calls are a place for program leadership and advocates to learn more about all aspects of flexible funding programs and distributing low-barrier flexible funds in a timely manner to domestic violence survivors. They will also serve as a place for programs to ask questions and learn from one another throughout this project. If you or someone at your organization is interested in attending these calls please register here. In addition to these monthly calls, programs are encouraged to reach out to Liz Kurko, our Flexible Funding Technical Assistance Specialist, with any questions or additional support you may need related to this project. We look forward to seeing you at our next call!

Resources and Other News

12 p.m. Pacific Time Oct. 12
Public Charge changes go into effect this December. Learn how these changes will impact immigrant survivors in Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence's upcoming webinar.  Primary audience: Advocates at DV/SA Programs and other community-based victim service providers
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