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Kathy Bockelman: Thank you for support

To the editor:To the editor:

To the editor:

With the holiday season upon us, the staff at Advocates Crisis Support Services would like to take this time to thank our generous donors and to remind the community about the many services we offer to all victims of crime, trauma and loss here in Moffat County.

Our agency was founded in 1978, when a local woman opened her home to a victim of domestic violence and gave her a safe place to stay for the night. In doing so, this unsung hero not only provided immediate safety for the victim, but also gave her hope for a future free from violence and trauma. Following that simple act of kindness, Advocates has grown significantly, and now offers that hope to hundreds of men, women, and children every year, through a variety of services.

In addition to a 24-hour crisis hotline, we offer many other services, including, but not limited to, crisis intervention, safe shelter, judicial advocacy and resource referrals. We offer assistance through specialized programs to accommodate children and families, teens, men and boys and non-English speaking clients. Community outreach, education, collaboration and information/referral assure that we are meeting the needs of our clients and their families within Craig and Moffat County.

Advocates-Crisis Support Services operates with a staff of seven employees, supported by on-call advocates, a volunteer board of directors and an advisory council. Because we are a nonprofit and supported by federal and state programs, local governments, businesses and partners, all of our services are offered at no cost to victims and survivors.

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Advocates would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to the following organizations that have supported us throughout the years: Moffat County United Way, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, our local VALE Board, Frank Hanel and the whole staff of KRAI Radio Station. The continued success of our agency would not be possible without the support of our local community, and we would like to thank everyone who contributed so generously to the 2015 Holiday Drive. 

If you or anyone you know is in need of our help, we are here to listen. All of our services are confidential and free. We can be reached at our office line at 970-824-9709 or the 24-hour crisis line at 970-824-2400.

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