The Help, Empower, Achieve and Lead (HEAL) project unites five agencies under one common goal: To empower children and adult victims impacted by domestic violence, family violence, and sexual assault (DV/FV/SA) in creating positive futures through two generation health and resiliency. Pueblo YWCA, the county’s sole provider of safe, confidential shelter for DV/FV/SA survivors serves as the lead agency.
Four additional partners create the project’s Core Management Team: Health Solutions; Pueblo Child Advocacy Center; Catholic Charities of Southern Colorado; and the Sheriff’s Office Victim Assistance (ACOVA). Pueblo will move from a linear, single agency response to a coordinated system for both child and adult survivors.
We are evaluating this initiative with support from MXM Research Group to learn about how the HEAL project is addressing service access and priorities for families. We will be sharing a public report in fall 2022 to continue to foster dialogue between our agencies, the families we serve, and the wider Pueblo community.
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