PeaceWorks, Inc. (formerly Park County Crisis Center, Inc.) began in 1986, and continues as the only domestic violence shelter within a 2,700 square mile area.

Services are provided to residents in (but are not limited to) Park County, mountain Jefferson County and surrounding mountain communities.

We have evolved from a program run in a donated space, largely by volunteers, to a new shelter in July of 2006 doing business as the Mountain Peace Shelter with a staff of four.

Since its founding in 1986, PeaceWorks has helped thousands of individuals and families rebuild their lives in the aftermath of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and other relationship crimes.

The organization was created to bridge devastating gaps in available care for victims of domestic violence in Park County.

Because the need for shelter and support services was so great, PeaceWorks expanded its service area to encompass all the mountain communities of Jefferson County, and truly the entire state of Colorado as our SafePets program is in much need.

In 2012, the organization changed its legal name from Park County Crisis Center, Inc. to PeaceWorks, Inc., to better reflect the range of violence prevention, intervention, education and advocacy services it provides.

The majority of clients served by the project are women, children and their pets who are victims of domestic and relationship violence.

According to a 2004 report from the Department of Justice, domestic violence disproportionately affects women, representing 85 percent of domestic violence victims nationwide.

Male victims and special populations are eligible for all services, including shelter. PeaceWorks never discriminates against any person based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran or marriage status, socioeconomic status, or any other protected status.

PeaceWork’s programs and services are offered on an ongoing basis. The organization strives to achieve its long-term goals of providing safe, secure shelter for domestic violence victims, delivering direct services to meet client needs and increasing awareness within the public about the prevalence and effects of domestic violence.

In addition to PeaceWorks’ Mountain Peace Shelter, we provide a 24/7 confidential crisis hotline 303-838-8181, a safe confidential way for survivors to connect with a trained advocate where individuals can receive resources, referrals, and safety planning.

A major component of PeaceWorks’ success involves strong collaborations with community partners that provide funding, enrich current programs and inform the development of future projects.

Partnerships with institutions ranging from government social service agencies to local health care organizations ensure that victims of relationship violence in the community receive the high-quality support they need.

PeaceWorks serves individuals from diverse backgrounds for a wide variety of reasons and thus has made significant strides to tailor its programming to fit the unique and individual needs of every participant and their pet(s).

PeaceWorks’ programming is crucial to the communities it serves due to the absence of alternative confidential victim assistance services. If you would like more information on the Mountain Peace Shelter and how you can support this long-standing organization, please contact us at 303- 838-7176 or email lori@mountainpeace.org.

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