Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment (DOVE)

Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment (DOVE)

Description: Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment (DOVE) provides advocacy services to Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, and Hard of Hearing (DDBDDHH) victims of domestic violence (DV) and sexual assault (SA) in the entire state of Colorado since 2000. DOVE’s mission is to provide culturally accessible services that empower and offer hope to Deaf and hard of hearing individuals who experience abuse. DOVE offers our services to DDBDDHH primary and secondary victims of DV and SA via 24-7 crisis support, advocacy, and information and referral. DOVE is committed to changing attitudes that perpetuate violence within the DDBDDHH community through community education, cultural responsiveness training, and collaboration with service providers.

Services Offered:

  • Support Groups, Protection Order Assistance
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Hotel/Housing Vouchers
  • Emergency Shelter, Emergency Financial Assistance
  • Support Line
  • 24/7 In-Person Response at Hospital
  • 24/7 In-Person Response at Police Agency
  • Free counseling 
  • Languages spoken: ASL, English 

Dedicated Staff For: LGBTQIA Survivors, Latinx Survivors, Survivors with disabilities, Immigrant/Refugee Survivors, Asian Pacific Islander Survivors, Native American/Indigenous Survivors, Deaf & hard of hearing Survivors, Undocumented Survivors, Adults with Intellectual and developmental disabilities, Sexual Assault Survivors.

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1. Learning about Healthy Relationships
2. Safe House Denver
3. Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment (DOVE)
4. Center for Advocacy Prevention & Empowerment at University of Denver
5. Servicios de La Raza