October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and is represented by the color purple.  In an effort to raise awareness, the Littleton Police Department is encouraging officers, city employees and residents to dye their hair purple.

The hope is this campaign will make a difference by grabbing the attention of victims and witnesses while educating them on the options they have to remove themselves, children, and pets from dangerous situations.  Organizations such as Gateway Domestic Violence Services, Family Tree Women In Crisis, SafeHouse Denver, and Mountain Peace Shelter play active roles in this endeavor.

If you are interested in contributing to Domestic Violence Awareness month but are hesitant about having purple hair, financial donation$ can be made to any of the following domestic violence prevention organizations:

Gateway Domestic Violence Services
Gateway offers counseling, residential care, and court advocacy services for domestic violence
victims in Arapahoe County. Their mission is to prevent and eliminate partner violence and to empower people for social transformation.

Website http://www.gatewayshelter.org/ , donate using your credit card or PayPal

Or, mail your check to:
Gateway Domestic Violence Services
P.O. Box 914
Aurora, CO 80040

Family Tree Women In Crisis
The purpose of Family Tree Women In Crisis is to keep victims safe from domestic violence by providing a 24-hour crisis line, emergency residential facility, safety planning, advocacy, community resources, health care, and other supportive services.

Website https://www.thefamilytree.org

Mail your check to:
Family Tree
Attn: Women In Crisis
3805 Marshall Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

SafeHouse Denver
SafeHouse Denver assists adults, children, and youth in reclaiming their right to a life free from domestic violence.

Website https://safehouse-denver.org/ for an online donation form.

Or, mail your check to:
SafeHouse Denver
1649 Downing Street
Denver, CO 80218

Mountain Peace Shelter
The PeaceWorks organization owns and operates Mountain Peace Shelter, a temporary, secure and confidential place for individuals, families, and pets that are experiencing intimate partner violence.  Serves Jefferson and Park County communities.

Visit their website for online donations, or mail your check to:
Mountain Peace Shelter
30403 Kings Valley Drive
Conifer, CO  80433