Community Organizations

Crossroads Safehouse

About Crossroads Safehouse

Crossroads Safehouse provides services and safehousing to adults and children affected by intimate partner abuse. Crossroads serves victims of abuse throughout northern Colorado and is the largest direct service provider for victims of domestic violence in Colorado.

Please visit the Crossroad Safehouse website www.crossroadssafehouse.org for more information.

Programs and Services

24/7 Crisis Hotline - Trained advocates answer our crisis line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing support, information and referrals.

Emergency Safehouse - Adults and children who are experiencing abuse may be eligible for our emergency Safehouse. The Safehouse is located at 421 Parker Street, Fort Collins, Colorado in a facility protected by several levels of security. Staff, volunteers and interns are available at the Safehouse around the clock, and all basic necessities, including food, clothing, household supplies, and toiletries are provided through community donations.

Crosstrails (Pet Foster) Program

Crosstrails provides foster homes for pets belonging to Safehouse residents during the period of their stay in the Safehouse. Foster homes ensure safe and confidential housing for up to seven weeks via anonymous, pre-screened volunteers. All animals are pre-examined and vaccinated and food is provided by Crosstrails donors.

Youth Program

The Youth Program offers services to help children and teens increase self-esteem, develop and practice coping and communication skills, and learn alternatives to abusive behaviors. Parenting assistance also helps in the development of a healthy family unit. The Youth Program also coordinates an Elementary Education Program, which is designed to help 4th and 5th grade students value and learn to healthy interpersonal relationships, and the Teen Dating Violence Institute, which is a peer-education approach to teaching young people about dating violence. High school seniors present the Healthy Relationships curriculum to Poudre School District middle and high school students and Thompson Valley School District high school students in 45-90 minute sessions as part of a health education course.

Outreach Advocacy and Support Groups

One-on-one advocacy offers in-depth safety assessment and planning, domestic violence education, emotional support, and resource navigation. Advocate facilitated peer support groups offer a safe space for survivors to share their experiences with each other, explore the dynamics of domestic violence together, and learn new skills.

Transitional Housing

Our federally-funded Housing Opportunities and Mentoring Enrichment (HOME) program allows us to provide survivors of domestic violence with low rent, temporary housing for up to two years after leaving the Safehouse. Program participants also have access to all of Crossroads Services during their participation in Transitional Housing. In addition the Transitional Housing program operates a 6-month transitional housing program in a special wing of our Safehouse facility. This program is designed for survivors who need more than 6-weeks in our Safehouse but less than two years in our HOME program.

Legal Advocacy Program and DART

The Legal Advocacy Program offers assistance gaining a protection order and provides information and guidance about the legal and criminal justice systems. The Legal Advocacy Program also manages the DART and BOND programs. The BOND advocates attend Bond hearings and offer court accompaniment and support. The Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) program consists of a group of highly trained volunteer, intern and staff advocates who respond with law enforcement to the scene of a domestic violence incident. A DART advocate provides critical crisis intervention, emotional support, domestic abuse education, and resource referral. DART advocates are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our Kid Domestic Abuse Response Team (K-Dart) members respond along with the DART team and law enforcement to the scene of a domestic violence incident to support children who are victims and/or witnesses of domestic violence.

Bringing Justice Home Project

Bringing Justice Home is a law firm that assists low-income survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking with no-cost bilingual legal representation in a wide range of legal matters including, but not limited to, civil protection orders, divorce, and custody cases. BJH serves Larimer, Routt, Grand, Weld, Moffat and Jackson counties. BJH is a partner of Crossroads Safehouse and is housed within our facility.

Community Education and Training

Staff, interns and volunteers work throughout the year to provide information about domestic violence issues to community organizations, businesses, government agencies, and schools.

Internships Available

Adult Advocacy Program Internship: intern shadows resident and outreach case management, support groups and one-on-one advocacy with an Adult Advocate.

Youth Advocacy Program Internship: intern shadows resident and outreach youth advocacy and support groups, and community education projects with a Youth Advocate.

Legal Advocacy Program Internship: intern shadows resident and outreach legal advocacy and participates in the Bond and DART programs.

Crisis Line & Shelter Assistance Internship: answers the crisis hotline, conducts phone advocacy, and assists residents in the shelter with small daily tasks.

Nutrition Education & Commissary Manager Practicums: specifically for students in the CSU Food Science and Human Nutrition programs.

Volunteer Positions Available

Front Desk Volunteer
Boutique Volunteer
Bond Volunteer
DART Volunteer
Food Bank Volunteer
Crisis Line & Shelter Volunteer
Youth Group Volunteer
TDVI Volunteer
Crosstrails Volunteer