What LEVI Does
In an effort to reduce domestic violence in our community, LEVI provides the following:
Empower the community to end domestic violence through educational and informative presentations, trainings and public events.
LEVI’s prevention/education services focus on:
• Educating clubs, groups and organizations throughout the Longmont area
• Special events to educate the public
• Prevention/education materials such as brochures, articles and newsletters to the public
• Quarterly professional trainings for LEVI members and other agencies focused on domestic violence
• Regular contact with the local news media to provide and heighten domestic violence awareness
Identify resources and respond to gaps in order to provide access to services for those seeking assistance in understanding, or stopping domestic violence.
LEVI’s Access/Referrals services focus on:
• Making sure that the community has easy access to services in that may be able to assist a domestic violence victim or offender to finding help in order to live a life free of abuse. Sometimes this involves creative problem solving in order to keep victims from “falling through the cracks” in the system.
• Having updated information on domestic violence and area resources for the community through the LEVI Web site.
• Providing a professional library filled with quality and up-to-date materials on domestic violence for LEVI agencies.
• Assisting with meeting immediate needs of victims (food, housing, transportation, storage) through referrals, specialized grants, and resources provided by generous donors. LEVI also provides “victims kits” with simple updated information on what to expect, systems contact information, FAQ’s and how to address the issue with their children.
Heighten community awareness and action, as well as change public opinion and social behavior toward domestic violence through one-way communication methods.
LEVI’s public information services focus on:
• Placement of display advertising in the local newspaper and other local media,
• Placing low cost advertising at local Longmont restaurants and bars.
• Making sure that domestic violence materials (brochures, articles, etc.) are available in public places.
• Direct delivery of domestic violence information and resources to the Longmont community through several coordinated yearly campaigns.