Summit Advocates for Victims of Assault

 

The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival is proud to partner with Summit Advocates of Victims Assault, a local non-profit offering support to victims of domestic violence.  Get more info about Advocates below and make sure to stop by their booth at the event to thank them for their partnership.


Advocates for Victims of Assault was founded in 1979, out of a need to support victims of domestic violence. As our community has grown we have expanded our services to include victims of sexual assault, stalking, and other trauma. Local law enforcement,our hospital, and community members continue to use our confidential 24-hour crisis hotline and advocacy services as a critical resource. In 1996, we opened our first safe house, which has consistently been occupied by women and children seeking refuge from battering and abuse. We also provide safe housing to men in local hotels.

Our advocacy services include assistance in navigating the legal system, referrals to community resources, and information about the dynamics typically present in violent relationships.

In the effort to reduce violence in our community we provide outreach and education in our local schools, businesses, and to the general public. We also work closely with the criminal justice system to increase accountability for perpetrators, and to ensure that the rights of victims are respected