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TuCasa - Helping victems of domestic violence in the San Luis Valley

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At Tu Casa, our vision is to empower children and adults to live healthy, violence-free lives.  Our victim advocates and therapists provide free, confidential, bilingual services for victims and their families 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. We provide crisis intervention and immediate, as well as on-going support for all those negatively affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, stalking, hate crimes and elder abuse. All of our services are inclusive and trauma-informed.


Tu Casa is dedicated to non-discriminatory practices in provision of our services. Tu Casa does not discriminate against clients on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. To read our complete Non-discrimination Policy, please click here



Call for Submissions


Tu Casa, Inc. will be accepting submissions for the exhibit entitled Changing Norms: Root Causes of Domestic Violence in honor of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This exhibit will explore domestic violence and its contributing norms, including power and control, limited roles for women, narrow definitions of masculinity, violence, and privacy and silence.

All media will be considered; artists of all ages are encouraged to submit work. All work submitted must be ready to hang; no works will be for sale during the exhibit. Submitted work may be juried for quality and content due to space restrictions. Curator has final say in accepted works. The gallery will be open daily at ASU’s Neilsen library from October 1-31. All accepted works must be picked up at Tu Casa’s offices after October 31 when the exhibit closes.

Deadline for submission is September 15. Deadline for accepted original artwork to be dropped off is September 22. Please include the following form with all submissions. Submissions can be dropped off at Tu Casa’s office (206 Crestone Ave) Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm, or high-resolution digital images can be submitted in lieu of original artwork for review and acceptance via e-mail to Asha@slvtucasa.net. All questions and inquiries should be directed to Asha Holsopple by calling 719-589-2465 or e-mailing Asha@slvtucasa.net.

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Want to understand WHY the SLV CAC is so important and learn more about the child-friendly practices it employs? 

Click here to read an article by Linda Mikow, Lead Forensic Interviewer at the Ralston House in Aurora, Colorado, about the Forensic Interviewing Process employed there and here at the SLV CAC.


Current Needs: Help Tu Casa shelter victims and families from throughout South Central Colorado by donating an item from our Wish List.

We currently need:

  • Gas Cards
  • Wal-Mart, City Market or Safeway Giftcards
  • Non-perishable food items (canned vegetables, fruits, beans, Mac n' Cheese, peanut butter, etc.)
  • Copy paper
  • Cleaning supplies



Melissa’s Story

With tears streaming down her face, Melissa recounted the horrible things her father had done to her. It wasn’t the first time this had happened, just the first time Melissa had decided to tell someone. Her school counselor listened, trying to hide the feelings of horror he felt inside, and then picked up the phone and called the police. Melissa knew there was no turning back and had no idea what her future held.

The local police took Melissa to be examined at the hospital, where the nurse asked if she would like her to call Tu Casa. She explained they could provide her with information about her options, give her unbiased support, and help her figure out what she wanted to do. Melissa nodded. Not only did she find the unconditional support and reassurance she needed, but the resources to make it through the hardest, scariest days of her life.

After staying several weeks in Tu Casa’s shelter, and receiving counseling and ongoing support from her advocates, Melissa graduated from high school, the only dream she had ever had for herself. Even though no one from her family attended, her advocates from Tu Casa did, and made sure she felt special at least for one day.

Melissa went on to confront her abuser in court and helped put him away for decades to come – “I wanted to make sure my younger sisters were safe.” Although Melissa has a hard road ahead in her transition from victim to survivor, Tu Casa is proud to have been a witness of her strength and courage.

Since 1979, Tu Casa, Inc. has provided free, confidential, comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault throughout the 6 counties of the San Luis Valley. Thank you for joining us in the fight to end the cycle of abuse in our community. We believe that together, we can empower children and adults to live healthy, violence-free lives.

Love shouldn’t hurt—if you or anyone you know is a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, call our 24-Hour Hotline 719.589.2465.

 

 


Check out the latest edition of our newsletter, The Turning Point:

Spring 2012 Edition

Fall 2011 Edition

Spring 2011 Edition

Fall 2010 Edition

Spring 2010 Edition

Click here to watch our video and learn more about domestic violence, sexual assault and our services.

 

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