The terror and tragedy of domestic violence doesn't have to be an endless trap. The city and county of Denver is making great progress in providing assistance to such victims by coordinating court services, assistance programs and counseling services. Even better, they're putting all of those resources in the same place, at the Rose Andom Center.
Construction on the Rose Andom Center should start in early summer at 1330 Fox Street, and it's opening is anticipated late in the fall. This week, we talk with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, and Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey about plans for the center and the great need for victim's assistance.
Previously, a domestic violence victim would have to fill out a minimum of twenty-six intake forms to get the help she needs, and navigate between numerous offices, non-profits and the courts. Now, she and her children can come to one place and get all they help they need with as little hassle as possible.
We also have the pleasure of talking with Rose Andom, the center's namesake, who provided the lead donation of one million dollars to start off the campaign for the center. Today, the center is just a million dollars short of the needed goal of $13.5 million.
Please listen in and learn about the great work going on to pull all these services together. Then, if you would like to donate, go to www.RoseAndomCenter.org to make a contribution.
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