Denver domestic violence resource center gets final million-dollar boost

April 21, 2015
Photo: Domestic violence resource center, Rose Andom Center, Coffman, Morrissey
 Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, left, and Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey announcing funding for the Rose Andom Center, a one-stop shop for services for domestic violence victims, on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in Denver.

Photo: Domestic violence resource center, Rose Andom Center, Coffman, MorrisseyDenver is moving forward with Colorado’s first all-inclusive resource center for victims of domestic violence, after Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said her office will supply the final million dollars to construct the Rose Andom Center.

Victims of domestic violence must now visit a number of agencies to get housing, counseling, and legal help, said Margaret Abrams, who's with the Denver District Attorney’s Office.  

"A victim may know, 'I need help getting a protection order,'" Abrams said. "But she may not be at a place of thinking about, 'Maybe my kids need some resources and counseling over this.'"

The new domestic violence resource center is expected to open this fall. It will be near the city’s courthouse and police headquarters.

The Attorney General's office said the final million dollars to finish the facility came from a recent settlement with mortgage loan companies.