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.
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:
If you think you or someone you know might be experiencing relationship violence, submit any question anonymously, and she will respond.
Four survivors of relationship violence in Colorado share their experiences:
Learn about safety planning, support near you and legal help:
There are numerous domestic violence programs across Colorado to support you.
It is important to develop a plan to get and stay safe in case things get dangerous.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence has information on Colorado law.