The Volunteers of America Southwest Safehouse and Durango Community Shelter provide comprehensive shelter services to survivors of domestic violence and other violent crimes, Veterans, and families and individuals recovering from homelessness.
Call the 24/7 Crisis Line at 970-259-1255 to speak an advocate now
Call the 24/7 Crisis Line at 970-259-5443 to speak an advocate now
How the money will be used
- $25 will feed a family of five for a week
- $50 will shelter one person for a night at the Durango Community Shelter or Southwest Safehouse
- $250 will shelter a family at the Durango Community Shelter or Southwest Safehouse for a week
- $500 will cover utilities costs for the Durango Community Shelter or Southwest Safehouse for a month
How will it make a difference
The Southwest Safehouse and Durango Community Shelter empower families and individuals experiencing homelessness and fleeing domestic violence by providing intensive support in finding and maintaining employment, accessing services and moving into permanent housing.
What we accomplished over this past year
In 2019, the Southwest Safehouse and Durango Community Shelter provided 18,997 nights of safe shelter and case management to 585 children, women, and men. 98% of women served by the Southwest Safehouse did not return to an abusive partner on exit, and 83% of Veterans served in the Durango Community Shelter Veteran Transitional Housing program moved into stable, long term housing.