Experiencing Abuse

If you are experiencing relationship violence, it is NEVER your fault.

Help is available

Relationship violence can happen to anyone. You don’t have to feel ashamed or embarrassed. Discuss it with a friend, family member, or one of our Colorado-based professionals.

Meet Nanette

Survivor, Activist, Public Speaker, Educator

Hello! I’m Nanette Chezum and I am a survivor of a verbally and psychologically abusive relationship with a law enforcement officer. it is my mission in life to educate and inform our community about all forms of abuse, its root causes, healthy and unhealthy relationships. I work to encourage people who have used abusive behaviors to seek assistance and inspire other survivors to speak up and speak out. If you are experiencing relationship violence and have a question, please “Ask Nanette” below:

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Ask Nanette

If you think you or someone you know might be experiencing relationship violence, submit any question anonymously, and she will respond.

Survivor Stories

Four survivors of relationship violence in Colorado share their experiences:

Additional Resources

Learn about safety planning, support near you and legal help:

Find Help

There are numerous domestic violence programs across Colorado to support you.

Safety Plan

It is important to develop a plan to get and stay safe in case things get dangerous.

Legal Assistance

The National Network to End Domestic Violence has information on Colorado law.