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Crossroads COVID-19 Plan of Action

March 18, 2020 – Update

We appreciate the support our community and donors have given in the recent days. If you are interesting in giving to Crossroads Safehouse, we provide many ways to do so further down on this page, or through our donation page. In response to the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Colorado Department for Public Health & the Environment, Crossroads Safehouse is adapting the way in which it is providing its critical services to victims of domestic violence and their dependent children per below:

  • All services are first accessed by calling our 24/7 Crisis Line at 970.482.3502 or 1.888.541.SAFE (7233).
  • Crossroads Safehouse emergency shelter is open. The shelter is only available to those experiencing intimate partner violence and their dependent children.
  • Crossroads Safehouse legal advocacy programs is now a virtual legal advocacy program due to the closure of the court house. Advocates are standing by to assist in paperwork, victims compensation applications, connections to resources, safety planning, and other supportive services.
  • Crossroads Safehouse Bringing Justice Home program is virtual. If you need to reach out to the Bringing Justice Home staff, please call 970.224.2966.
  • Crossroads Safehouse administrative offices are now virtual. Please call our business line, 970.530.2353 to reach any member of our administrative team. Depending on the timing of your call, you may need to leave a message.

These adaptations will be in place for the foreseeable future as the COVID-19 pandemic changes.

March 13, 2020 – 
At Crossroads Safehouse, our clients are our priority. As a trauma-informed and victim-centered social service agency, we will continue serving our clients as we navigate the current public health crisis.

We have been making contingency plans for dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak since late February. Our priorities are protecting the health of our staff and clients as best we can, and continuing to provide services in ways that protect our clients who are already dealing with the stress of domestic violence. Now that the World Health Organization has declared a pandemic, and now that PSD has closed for at least two weeks, we are implementing those plans.

Crossroads Safehouse in currently operating with only essential personnel on-site. We have temporarily discontinued our Wish List program and will not be accepting in-kind donations of any kind (clothing, household goods, etc.) until further notice. However, we still will accept and can make good use of gift cards from retailers such as Walmart, King Soopers, Target and Safeway. If you have any questions about our operations or the measures we are taking, please feel free to email me directly at lpoppaw@crossroadssafehouse.org.

We are committed to serving our clients and the community and are taking these preventative measures to protect our clients, staff, and volunteers. Your support is critical at this time so we can continue to provide emergency shelter, food, and life-saving services to our clients and their children. Please join us in our goal to end domestic violence and keep our doors open for clients during this pandemic.

Your support of Crossroads Safehouse, whether as a volunteer, donor, or through annual events, continues to be critical and instrumental in our ability to serve victims and their children. We are continually in awe of how this community comes together to help one another, and we are thankful for you.