Helping America's most vulnerable

Southwest Safehouse

serving survivors of domestic violence


Call the 24/7 Crisis Line at 970-259-5443 to speak an advocate now 

The Volunteers of America Southwest Safehouse serves women and children survivors of domestic violence and other violent crimes. Administering essential services in Durango and the surrounding area since 1985, the Southwest Safehouse provides over 5,000 nights of safe shelter to over 200 women and children each year. The Southwest Safehouse provides a safe refuge for women and children who have no safe home, and provides the tools and support needed for women and children to recover from trauma and start a new life.


  • 24-hour telephone crisis intervention
  • 24/7/365 residential domestic violence shelter services with 24-hour intake
  • Provision of all basic needs: nutritious meals, shower and laundry facilities, clothing closet and personal hygiene supplies
  • Extensive resource referral and task-oriented counseling
  • Specialized children’s services
  • Life skills training
  • Employment services
  • Educational modules on parenting


  • Call 24/7 crisis line at 970-259-5443 and speak to a Safehouse Advocate
  • Safehouse guests must be 18 years or older and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian


For general information on programs in Southwest Colorado please contact us at
Phone: 970-259-1021
  • 5,000

    nights of safe shelter at the Southwest Safehouse each year