Colorado Domestic Abuse Fund

 To find a program in your area, visit the Domestic Violence Assistance Search Application.
Thanks in part to the Colorado Domestic Abuse Fund (CDAF), the Colorado Department of Human Services Domestic Violence Program (DVP) provided funding to local domestic violence programs in Colorado that answered 64,643 crisis calls and served 22,650 adults and children in 2016.

Coloradans donated more than $175,000 on their 2015 tax returns to the Colorado Domestic Abuse Fund.  “The state’s tax check-off program is an easy way for taxpayers to give to support a cause that they are passionate about” said Brooke Ely-Milen, MPA, domestic violence program director.  “Many rural programs in Colorado do not have the resources to sustain a permanent emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence and their children. This funding provides a crucial bridge to safety until a survivor can find another permanent, safe location. The availability of emergency motel or hotel vouchers to temporarily house survivors who flee violent homes is just one example of the many ways CDAF supports local programs and services for survivors of domestic violence and their children in Colorado."

Colorado was the first state in the country to allow taxpayers to make a voluntary contribution to a state program using a portion of their state tax refund. In 1983, the Colorado Domestic Abuse Fund joined the short list of programs on the state tax return.