Representatives from Larry H. Miller Dealerships presented a check for $10,000 to SafeHouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) as part of the dealership group’s “5 Weeks of Giving.” The $10,000 donation will support SafeHouse’s emergency shelter program, which provides immediate crisis intervention and safe shelter to survivors of interpersonal violence and their children. The fastest growing segment of the homeless population in the Denver Metro area and in the U.S. is women and children. Domestic violence is the number one cause for their homelessness, according to SPAN.

“It’s a wonderful partnership and makes an enormous difference to the more than 2,000 people that walk through our doors each year,” said Anne Tapp, executive director of SPAN. “Contributions from businesses that are invested in the community and doing their part to support community members who are facing challenges makes our work easier and more worthwhile. It’s wonderful when businesses and individuals give back to support their communities.”

Shelter residents may stay at SPAN for up to six weeks where they receive all basic needs, counseling and advocacy services, access to a therapeutic play area, computer stations and other services to foster self-sufficiency. SPAN began providing emergency shelter services in 1979. The organization provides safe shelter for more than 350 survivors and their children each year in their 27-bed facility.

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