Here is a list of some of the most common questions Arkansas Valley Resource Center staff receives.
QUESTION: AVCC, AVRMC, AVPC, Women’s Resource Center, or AVRC?
ANSWER: We are the Arkansas Valley Resource Center (AVRC), formerly known as the Women’s Resource Center.
QUESTION: Is AVRC a Social Services or Criminal Justice System agency?
ANSWER: AVRC is a community-based victim service provider agency. AVRC is able to work along-side Social Services and Criminal Justice System agencies as needed by each individual client.
QUESTION: How is AVRC funded?
ANSWER: AVRC is entirely funded through State, Federal, local and foundation grants, as well as donations from community members. Some of the grants sources receive their funding through court fines and fees of convicted criminals at each level. AVRC is not guaranteed funding on a regular basis. We have to apply to multiple sources every year and awards vary.
QUESTION: Does AVRC serve only female victims of domestic violence (DV)?
ANSWER: As the Women’s Resource Center, we served female victims of DV and Sexual Assault, and their children. In 1996, we became Arkansas Valley Resource Center, and extended our services to all victims of violent crime regardless of gender.
QUESTION: What is AVRC’s service criteria?
ANSWER: AVRC has only one criterion for you to access our services, that is that you or someone in your family is a victim of violent crime, either presently or in the recent past.
QUESTION: How much does it cost to receive services from AVRC?
ANSWER: There is no cost for services, as AVRC is a nonprofit 501(c)3 agency.
QUESTION: Where are you located?
ANSWER: AVRC is located at 415 Colorado Avenue in La Junta, Colorado. We do also have a Satellite Office at 413 Main Street in Ordway, Colorado, at which we are on-site every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
QUESTION: How can I contact AVRC?
ANSWER: AVRC has one phone number, and that is (719) 384-7764. This number is for both our office and 24 hour hotline. You can also come in to our office, at 415 Colorado Ave. in La Junta.
QUESTION: When is AVRC open?
ANSWER: Office hours are from 9 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. An advocate is always available for crisis, including after hours, via 24 hour hotline.
Didn’t see your question on this list? Give us a call! AVRC Staff will be more than happy to answer your questions.
415 Colorado Avenue, La Junta, CO 81050
24-hour Hotline: (719) 384-7764
TTY: (719) 384-1938
After Hours Colorado Relay dial 711 or 1-800-659-2656
AVRC is non-discriminatory agency regarding age, race, religion, color, gender, country of national origin, sexual orientation, mental health status, substance use or economic condition.