The VISTAS (Victims in Safe Transition and Self-Sufficiency) program provides services to English and Spanish-speaking victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and general crime. Through an established service model, the following resources are available for victims: 24-hour crisis hot line, case management, mental health services, legal victim advocacy, education, referrals and legal representation to victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and general crime, offering these services to victims from across Colorado.
Servicios’ VISTAS team is prepared to work with a victim in crisis through their healing process, anywhere from a day to multiple years. There are no timelines to our services. We understand the value of being with a client during the transition from crisis to thriving and support them along that path.
The VISTAS team understands how important it is to keep victims and their families safe and thriving. Victimization is not something a person must go through alone; it is a community issue that we continue to fight for the voiceless. Our crisis line is available 24 hours a day for victims and providers to access in times of crisis across Colorado at 303.953.5930.
For additional information on the VISTAS program, please contact Silvia Gamboa at 303.953.5950 or SilviaG@serviciosdelaraza.org .
Victim Services Staff
Sylvia Ramos Gamboa
LR came to Servicios De La Raza asking for help when she found out her daughter was sexually assaulted. Servicios De La Raza assisted Laura and her daughter with therapy thru Blue Bench; they gave her support and guidance as well as Christmas gifts. When Laura came to ask for help at Servicios De La Raza, her daughter did not want to be alone in public because she was afraid and she would be paranoid about seeing the man who sexually assaulted her in the streets but now she feels free, she goes out by herself, there is more peace at the moment and her daughter is happier. Laura stated that because of the therapy she received she feels mentally stronger and has told her daughter that she can talk to her about anything. Laura did mention that her struggles are not being depressed and not thinking about what happened to her daughter. “I came to Servicios De La Raza knocking the door and they opened the door. I asked for help and they gave me help. I recommend that women and children should not stay quiet, they should speak up. In my family it is like a chain of abuse and I want to cut the chain and break the cycle”