Serves individuals (men, women, LGBTQ communities) and their families who are victims of domestic violence and/or interpersonal abuse. Offers:
- Legal advocacy
- Support groups
To end domestic violence through advocacy, education, and prevention, while helping communities live free of violence.
In April of 1985, a group of women concerned about battered women in Douglas County, the effect on the children of these families, and the lack of availability of services to assist these victims, formed the Douglas County Task Force on Battered Women. These task force members began educating the community about domestic violence issues, disseminating information and gathering support. In June 1985, they incorporated, forming the Women's Crisis Center of Douglas County. They then began seeking financial support in the community through individual and group solicitations, holding a major fund-raising dinner at Cherokee Ranch, and applying for grants. Through funds raised locally and a grant received from the 18th Judicial District Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement fund, the agency established a 24-hour crisis line, which was covered by volunteers to assist victims of domestic violence. Counseling for women was begun in 1986. A shelter to house women and children who are victims of domestic violence was opened in February of 1987. Today the Women's Crisis Center has grown to a therapy center, shelter and administrative staff of 22 full and part time employees, and men can also stay there. In 2014 the name was changed to Crisis Center to better reflect the services we offer.
Douglas, Arapahoe, Elbert, Lincoln counties
Call the hotline for a required phone screening. Intake paperwork done at time of arrival.
Photo ID (if available)
Men, women, and their children who are victims of domestic violence and interpersonal abuse. LGBTQ individuals welcome.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Office Hours); 24 hours/7 days a week (Hotline and Shelter)