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


NEW Women's & Kid's Club classes starting in May!

Women's Empowerment Classes meets every 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 6pm to 7:30pm - Six FREE classes starting again in May. 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 Mom'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 - Four-week series at Pagosa Springs High School starting in April - one series just for boys, another just for girls. Lunch provided. Look for flyers at school or call for more information.

WISE Boys, meets every Monday after school 4-5:15pm at the Pagosa Springs Youth Center - 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 an afternoon of fun, interactive activities that help you learn how to deal with these situations better and not be 'crabbed' (come to the class to learn what that means!).

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The 9th Annual
Pagosa Duathlon

Saturday July 11, 2015


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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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