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Autonomy is about a person's ability to act on his or her own values and interests. At Family Crisis Services, we ensure that you get to use your voice and have control of your own decisions.

The first decision you get to make is whether to report the crime or not. You have the right to make a report with law enforcement, and you also have the right to a confidential victim advocate.

At Family Crisis Services we offer free, confidential support, and do not require you to report the incident to the police. You may call our 24-hour crisis line for help (719-275-2429).

If you choose to go to the hospital to be checked out, our advocates can respond to the hospital at your request. We can help guide you through the process at the hospital, be with you during the SANE exam, and even be with you if choose to report to police.

Our advocates will follow up with you to see how you are doing. We will offer you resources such as free counseling, small groups, legal advocacy, and community resources if needed. You get to choose what will help and work best for you.

Utilizing our legal advocacy means that we help you fill out court paperwork for divorce, protection orders, and child custody forms. We also assist with helping you get prepared for court and accompany you into the courtroom during the hearing. We do not offer any legal advice; however, we can walk with you, supporting you the whole way.

The staff at Family Crisis Services is available to support victims of sexual assault and domestic violence throughout the healing process, regardless of if the crime is reported to law enforcement. There is no timeline for healing, and we will assist survivors regardless of if their experience with these crimes occurred yesterday or years ago.

The first step to healing is getting your autonomy back and having control over your own future. Family Crisis Services is ready to help you whenever you are ready to take that first step. Give us a call and we can discuss what services we could assist you with to get you started.

If you think you may be the victim of sexual or domestic violence, please seek help from an Advocate. If you are local (Fremont or Custer Counties in Colorado) call us at 719-275-2429. You can also call your local Crisis Center or the National Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. If you feel you are in a life-threatening situation, please call 911.

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