Latimer House

In a Nutshell

Counseling, advocacy and shelter for adults and children who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Serving Mesa county
  • Confidential intervention and counseling services
  • Safe, secure housing for adults, teens, and children in crisis
  • Court assistance and advocacy
  • Case management to provide the necessary community services to become self-sufficient
  • Confidential support groups for adults, teens, and children
  • Parenting classes for adults and children

Contact Latimer House

1003 Main St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
ph. 970-241-0324

Crisis Line: 970-241-6704

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is any act or threatened act of harm that is used to maintain power and control over another person with whom an intimate relationship is shared – regardless of their legal status. Domestic violence can include physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual, financial and sexual abuse. Although men can be victims of domestic violence, the vast majority (over 85%) of victims are women.

Every nine seconds in America, a woman is affected by domestic violence. Some possible signs of abuse include:

  • Dictating what partner is to do, how to dress, or whom to see/talk to partner is time tracking - (watching mileage on speedometer, constant calling on cell phone)
  • Insisting on spending the majority of time together (isolation from friends and family)
  • Destruction of property: holes in walls, kicking/hitting, abusing pets and destroying and damaging property
  • Rapid mood swings, unpredictable behavior, and anger that is out of proportion with the situation
  • Hitting, choking, kicking, shoving and throwing objects at a partner
  • Sexual abuse: rape, sexual exploitation, unwanted sex
  • Partner must account for any/all money spent - withholding of funds, etc.
  • Partner threatening to hurt the children or themselves or to take children away.

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