Advocacy, Support Groups, Outreach and Bilingual Services
24-Hour Crisis Line
Trained advocates staff the crisis line which is in operation 24 hours a day/7 days a week. They provide support, advocacy, information and referral services. The Crisis Line number is 970.482.3502 (toll free number: 1.888.541.7233)
Advocacy is a process of self-discovery and planning for change; adults and youths work with trained advocates individually and in group settings to share their experiences, learn from one another, and create safety plans. Advocates listen, empower and support clients in identifying options, navigating community resources and preparing for next steps.
Crossroads Safehouse Support Groups are offered for both Emergency Shelter clients and Outreach Program clients.
- Our DV101 support groups are curriculum-based and provide a safe space to discuss the cycle of abuse, power and control dynamics in abusive relationships, red flags, setting boundaries and a variety of other relevant topics. DV101 is offered to both Emergency Shelter and Outreach Program clients (two separate evenings).
- Emergency Shelter clients have the opportunity to participate in weekly Art Therapy groups, which involve creating crafts or learning new art skills in a calm and relaxing setting.
- For Spanish-speaking clients, our Bilingual Program offers a weekly virtual group in coordination with SAVA. This group includes DV101 curriculum as well as other topics important for supporting this underserved population.
- For all adult support groups Crossroads offers corresponding kids’ groups including Music Therapy, meeting with farm animals or therapy dogs, and play group.
Due to current county guidelines restricting group sizes and gatherings, no Crossroads Support groups are currently meeting in person. This is subject to change as COVID guidelines evolve in Larimer County. Contact Crossroads for current information on group availability.
The Crossroads Safehouse Outreach Program exists to increase safety and healing and decrease the isolation of victims of intimate partner violence and their children. Outreach services closely resemble emergency shelter services and include:
- Short-term, goal-directed advocacy,
- Support for your immediate situation,
- Safety Planning,
- Connections to resources for planned, short-term interventions,
- Referrals to ongoing therapeutic care or counseling when appropriate,
- Domestic Violence Education, and
- Support groups for victims and children who have been exposed to domestic violence.
Individual advocacy, support, education and referrals are provided to the Spanish-speaking community. Spanish support groups are available each week, which are currently operating virtually. Our bilingual advocates can provide one-on-one support to Spanish-speaking victims as well.