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Letters of Thanks: Grateful for those who stand up to domestic violence

Today, our vision has grown.
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A theme of immense gratitudehas emerged from nonprofit organizations throughout Longmont throughout the year and the pandemic. In a series of letters throughout the day, Longmont nonprofit organizations are sending out their heartfelt thanks to the Longmont community for the support they have received. The Longmont Leader accepts contributions, photos, and op-eds for publication from community members, business leaders and public officials on local topics. Publication will be at the discretion of the editor and published opinions do not represent the views of the Longmont Leader or its staff. To submit a contribution, email

Safe Shelter began as a grassroots effort born out of the concern of five women in our town who saw a need for life-saving services and responded.

Over 40 years ago, those five women drew together in response to the domestic violence they knew was happening in homes throughout their community. For years, they worked closely with law enforcement and fellow citizens to provide safety and support for those experiencing harm at the hands of someone who was supposed to love and protect them.

Today their vision has grown from a crisis line and six Safe Homes into comprehensive services that include emergency shelter, education, counseling, advocacy, and housing and legal assistance. As our services have grown we’ve remained deeply connected to, and appreciative of, the community we serve.

Safe Shelter Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers deeply appreciate the support of the Longmont community. There is no greater honor than to receive ongoing support from the people we serve.

Thank you, Longmont, for all you do!

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