VOI is working with The Community First Foundation to coordinate donations through the Colorado Gives Day Campaign from individuals like you! Colorado Gives Day unites all Coloradans in a common goal to strengthen the state’s nonprofits by giving to their favorite charities online.
The mission of Victim Outreach Incorporated is to promote the healing of people impacted by crime and trauma. Our hope is that people impacted by crime and trauma lead healthy, productive and inspired lives.
Help us make a difference in the lives of victims of crime and trauma! VOI contracts with police to ensure victims have what they need to help them recover and heal. Your donations enable us to continue this important work from the time of crisis and throughout the criminal justice process. This one-day campaign is part of the state’s largest community giving movement, as well as our most significant public contributor, and we are grateful to each of you that choose to support us in whatever amounts you can afford.
Donations received on Tuesday, December 7 will be matched from the Incentive Fund provided by the Community First Foundation.
1. Beginning Nov. 1, schedule a donation for Tuesday, Dec. 7.
2. On #GivingTuesday (Nov. 30), Coloradans choose participate by scheduling donations for Colorado Gives Day on Dec. 7.
3. IRA and Donor-Advised Fund holders can make a grant to Community First Foundation in exchange for a Giving Card they can use on Colorado Gives Day to support several nonprofits (or just one!) with one easy transaction.
Courage Garden Gazebo Destroyed by Fire
The gazebo was destroyed by arson on October 7, 2020.
It was located in the Courage Garden, behind the courthouse, and was a sacred place of respite for hundreds of
victims of violent crime in Jefferson county.
Donations for Rebuilding the Gazebo
Please help us to rebuild the Gazebo
Donate through Colorado Gives
Under "Special Instructions or Comments for Nonprofit" please write in "Courage Garden Gazebo"
The loss of the gazebo, the cornerstone of the Courage Garden, is heartbreaking for those of us who love and appreciate the beauty and gifts of comfort, solitude and peace it provided.
And while we mourn this, we are so thankful that no one was hurt and that the fire didn't spread to the rest of the garden. Many thanks to Golden police and Fire
and the citizens that reported the flames.
We are also thankful for the outpouring of support, offers to help and the donations toward rebuilding the gazebo. And rebuild it we will! We have an amazing community and we appreciate you, more than you know.
The gazebo was dedicated to Sgt.Tim Mossbrucker, with the
Jeffco SO, a fallen officer in the line of duty.
Jeffco law enforcement agencies donated the funds
for the community to build the gazebo in his memory. Sgt.
Mossbrucker’s father built the wooden benches inside.
On behalf of VOI
and the Courage Walk.
Services for Primary and Secondary Victims
Victim Outreach Incorporated offers comprehensive support services to victims of crime and/or trauma. Primary clients include those who have been impacted by criminal acts or non-crime related traumatic events such as suicide, SIDS death, fatal car accident or natural disaster.
Services are also provided to secondary victims - family members or witnesses who were seriously impacted by the trauma.
Crisis & Trauma
A crisis reaction is a normal reaction to an abnormal event.
The sort of events that can cause serious distress can include involvement in/or witnessing:
- Personal trauma, such as abuse, sexual assault, robbery or burglary
- Suicide, severe injury, sudden death (by accident, homicide or natural causes) of family or friends
- Events that happen to the person’s community, such as fire, flood, terrorism
Our service area includes:
- Mountain View
- Wheat Ridge
- Colorado School of Mines
- And victims with no local advocate who are referred to VOI
If you were a victim of a crime in VOI's service area and need assistance:
- Contact VOI at 303-202-2196
- If you were victimized elsewhere, contact the law enforcement agency in the city where the crime occurred and ask to speak with someone in their victim services unit
- You may find a list of local agencies and issue specific resources here.
- If you live in our service area but were a victim of a crime in another state or city, and need local support or resources, contact VOI for assistance.
Training & Collaboration with Agencies and Groups
In addition to direct service delivery VOI also engages in extensive training, networking and collaboration with other service providers, first responders and law enforcement agencies to further strengthen a coordinated and effective response to victims. Read more. . .