For the month of February UUCB will be Sharing Our Plate with SPAN!
SPAN is a human rights organization committed to ending violence against adults, youth and children through support, advocacy, education and community organizing. SPAN began providing services in 1979 and is crucial to the network of support that offers critical “safety net” services to vulnerable, low-income and at-risk populations. It is the only organization serving Boulder, western Broomfield, smaller towns and unincorporated Boulder County designed to provide shelter and advocacy for victims of interpersonal violence at a time when our community is experiencing higher domestic violence rates than national and state averages.
SPAN’S ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS
To provide meaningful and effective resources that support adults and children impacted by interpersonal violence.
To implement violence-prevention initiatives that promote safety, dignity and liberation for all people.
To engage individuals, groups, policymakers and the entire community in efforts that promote economic, racial and social justice.
Both group and individual counseling available in Boulder and Broomfield counties, sessions in Spanish offered.
Short- and long-term legal assistance for survivors — including civil, criminal and immigration issues.
HOUSING AND TRANSITIONAL SERVICES
Services and support for survivors of abuse at various stages on their path towards self-sufficiency.
INCLUSIVITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Teaching and practicing how to incorporate social justice framework in all training and educational workshops.
K-12th education program provides violence prevention education through evidence-based curriculums for every BVSD school.
CRISIS LINE AND SHELTER
Advocates available 24/7. Gender-inclusive shelter available for all survivors of intimate partner violence.