Safety Planning and Resources

Call 911 if you are in immediate danger

Domestic violence is not your fault. It is not normal, and it is illegal.

Domestic violence is any act or threat of violence by a current or former partner in an intimate relationship.

Domestic Violence Can Involve Any of the Following:

  • Destruction of property
  • Threats and coercion
  • Intimidation through looks, actions and gestures
  • Physical violence
  • Pet abuse
  • Controlling what you do, who you see and who you talk to.

Be prepared for your safety:

  • Find a safe place to go that’s unknown to the batterer
  • Write down and carry with you the phone numbers for emergency help (police, shelters)
  • Tell someone you trust what is happening
  • Trust your instincts – if you feel you are in danger, get out
  • Hide things you’ll need if you leave – important documents, extra money, keys, etc.
  • Plan with your children what to do in case of a violent incident
  • Make an emergency safety plan with a friend or relative you can count on.

Get Help, Legal Services and Information

Read Questions and Answers about domestic violence protection orders / restraining orders.

Boulder - Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-Violence
Shelter and outreach for victims of domestic violence.

Longmont - Safe Shelter of St Vrain Valley
Shelter and outreach for victims of domestic violence.

Boulder Police Department
303-441-3333 (non-emergency)

Longmont Police Department
303-651-8555 (non-emergency)

Boulder County Sheriff’s Office
303-441-4444 (non-emergency)

Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Victim Advocacy

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Provides immediate assistance for domestic violence victims in need of intervention, local referrals and/or information.

Boulder Men’s Center
One of several treatment providers in Boulder County that offer information and counseling services for those who abuse their intimate partners.

Longmont Ending Violence Initiative
Initiative to increase community awareness and effective response to domestic violence.

Boulder County Department of Human and Housing Services
Services include: Family and Children, Financial Benefits, Health Benefits, Housing, Adult Protection (Senior Services), and Food Assistance.

20th Judicial Probation Department and Courts

National Office on Violence Against Women
Provides national coordination, leadership, policy consultation, and information sharing on violence against women.

Domestic Violence Statistical Reports