History

Formerly the Gunnison/Hinsdale Confidential Advocacy Center and The Center for Restorative Practices, Project Hope provides services to those affected by domestic violence, child abuse and/or sexual assault.

In the spring of 1984, a homeowner in Crested Butte  wanted to donate the use of his home to an organization that would benefit battered women. A voluntary Board of Directors was organized to oversee the operation of the shelter. The shelter officially opened in May 1985 under the name Jubilee House. In 1987, it had become evident that the shelter was no longer a safe haven for adult and child victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and overhead expenses were exceeding the budget. At that time, the organization relocated to Gunnison and begun offering alternative safe shelter options.

In January 1992, the Jubilee House merged services with the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) who was founded  to provide support services for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.

In October 1992, Jubilee House, Inc. merged with the Gunnison Valley Victims’ Advocates, which was providing advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, consolidating under the name Jubilee House of Gunnison County Inc.

In 2003, The Center for Restorative Practices was created to provide Restorative Justice services to non-violent youth offenders in the community.  

In 2011, The Center for Restorative Practices expanded services to include all victims of crime.  

In the fall of 2012, the Board of Directors for the Jubilee House made the decision to change the name of the organization to better reflect the services that were offered.  The new name chosen was the Gunnison/Hinsdale Confidential Advocacy Center.  The organization operated under the new name for 2 years.

In May of 2014, the Confidential Advocacy Center merged with The Center for Restorative Practices to both strengthen the organization and better serve the people in our community who need help.

 

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