DVI is helping people with disabilities overcome domestic violence, sexual assault, caregiver abuse, elder abuse and other crimes since 1985. We do this through comprehensive case management, client advocacy and collaborative community outreach.
DVI provides all crime victims with disabilities and their children with empowering tools for self-sufficiency that support safe and fulfilling lives free of violence and abuse.
At DVI, services are provided for people with disabilities by people with disabilities.
DVI is Colorado’s ONLY agency dedicated to providing to services to all crime victims with disabilities, and one of the first victim assistance agencies established in Colorado
We are an all-inclusive nonprofit organization founded in 1985 and believe that education, awareness, and knowledge of the issues facing those victimized will help prevent society’s discrimination and subsequent victimization of people with disabilities.
To serve women, men and children with disabilities who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, elder, caretaker abuse, and stalking through:
- Providing peer support, education, awareness, resources, self advocacy, and safety planning to victims/survivors of abuse
- Advocating for the elimination of the physical and attitudinal barriers that lead to revictimization;
- Serving as a liaison via networking between women with disabilities and the myriad of community agencies;
- Fostering unity and growth through sharing experience with others to reduce isolation;
- Increasing awareness about violence against people with disabilities through education and training to the community and providing technical assistance to service providers, disability rights groups and the general community.