Our mission at Gateway Domestic Violence Services is to prevent and eliminate intimate partner violence through counseling, residential care and empowering people for social change.
Individual counseling is available for women, men and children suffering from the effects of domestic violence.
Gateway counselors work hand in hand with our clients to empower and to heal the pain and scars of abusive relationships. Part of our process includes education, self- empowerment, building self -esteem, setting boundaries, safety planning and forming healthy relationships.
We provide a 24-hour crisis line answered by trained staff and volunteers who offer referrals, counseling and crisis intervention.
At the Aurora Municipal Court, Gateway houses a Court Advocacy Program (CAP) that provides victims of domestic violence with emotional support, information on their legal options and support through the court processes.
Gateway operates two residential shelter facilities. The short-term facility in Aurora has 24 beds; our other (long-term) facility in southern Arapahoe county has a 15-bed capacity.
Gateway’s North residential program offers a 45-day program for women and children fleeing domestic violence. Our South residential program offers extended stay for up to 90 days. Both residences provide women with confidentiality, counseling and safety, enabling the rebuilding of a life free from abuse.
Gateway promotes social change to prevent intimate partner violence from spreading. Our community outreach involves educating community groups and professional organizations about domestic violence. Staff and volunteers participate as presenters in our Speaker’s Bureau. Our team facilitates training sessions on domestic violence for area professionals. Public Service Announcements (PSAs) from affiliate organizations such as “NO More” and public relations campaigns by Gateway help drive social change. More than 100 community awareness and education presentations are delivered every year.