Northern Colorado is a beautiful place to live, but unfortunately, while we don't like to think about it, domestic violence is prevalent here.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a reminder of how we can prevent domestic violence and support its victims. Thankfully, A Woman's Place, a local non-profit serving those affected by domestic violence, is here to help with that.

"Domestic violence isn't always talked about freely, but it is happening right here in Northern Colorado," said Diane Heldt, Executive Director of A Woman's Place, in our "Tuned In to NoCo" interview. "If you or someone you know is thinking about leaving an abusive relationship, reach out for help. Our victim advocates are available to answer our crisis line 24/7 if you need help, support, resources, or just an understanding person to listen."

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The crisis line number is (970) 356-4226. The organization also provides safety planning, legal and victim advocacy, language services, and safe shelter for victims.

Along with those services, A Woman's Place offers customized education training for the community at large. The non-profit is also in need of volunteers, financial donations, and product donations for its safehouse — all things that make a huge difference in the Northern Colorado community.

"As the only domestic violence shelter in Weld County, A Woman's Place offers an important community support," said Heldt. "The staff at A Woman's Place [does] an amazing job supporting and empowering survivors of domestic violence. I'm so fortunate to be able to be a part of the positive change that takes place as survivors find safety and healing."

Find out how to receive help from A Woman's Place here. Learn more about how you can get involved with the organization here.



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