Resources and Support
Wondering if what you’re experiencing is abuse? Check out our adapted Power & Control Wheel. If some of the behaviors seem familiar, you’re not alone. When you’re ready, DOVE advocates are here to support you. Our services are free and confidential. You have the right to be empowered to make your own decisions, and we will never judge you.
The Equality Wheel demonstrates what all people deserve in a loving, healthy, and safe relationship.
For even more information, check out our sibling agency DeafHope’s Deaf Power and Control Wheel. Examples of power and control that Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, and Hard of Hearing individuals may experience in a relationship are provided on page 2. Prefer to watch ASL videos explaining each section of the Wheel? Visit their webpage here and click on each section!
If you’ve been the victim of a crime, such as domestic violence or sexual assault, and you’re working within the legal system (with law enforcement officers or the courts), you have specific rights in the state of Colorado. Colorado has a Constitutional amendment called the Victims’ Rights Act, and you can find more information about that here. This law can be overwhelming, and DOVE advocates are available to help explain your VRA rights.
DOVE has partnerships with many local community resources, such as ASL interpreting agencies, domestic violence shelters, culturally-specific victim service agencies, and pro bono legal programs. If you’re looking for a specific resource, please don’t hesitate to call or email us!