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AVRC Services Spotlight: Temporary Emergency Shelter

There are times when a victim may face a crisis wherein they are in immediate danger, and need somewhere to go for their safety. When you are uncertain about your safety because your perpetrator has continued to have access to you, it can be difficult to make informed decisions about your future. Arkansas Valley Resource Center (AVRC) offers Temporary Emergency Shelter to victims of Domestic Violence and their minor children, and victims of Sexual Assault, who are facing an immediate safety crisis. While in Temporary Emergency Shelter, the victim will be able to access AVRC advocates 24/7 to help meet their needs, and may be provided with other AVRC services, including peer counseling, civil protection order advocacy, criminal justice advocacy, and financial assistance.

Shelter availability cannot always be guaranteed. In the event that Temporary Emergency Shelter isn’t available, AVRC Staff will work with the victim to seek alternate shelter options, including possible longer-term shelter out of the area. Shelter may be accessed 24/7 and is set up to keep victims safe. The goal of shelter is to give victims a safe space to process what they have been through and to help them make decisions about their next steps moving forward.

If you are in need to Temporary Emergency Shelter, AVRC Staff is only a call away! We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

415 Colorado Avenue, La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 384-7764
TTY: (719) 384-1938
After Hours Colorado Relay dial 711 or 1-800-659-2656

AVRC is non-discriminatory agency regarding race, religion, color, gender, country of national origin, sexual orientation, mental health status, substance use or economic condition.