Organization honored for domestic violence programs

Hilltop Community Resources based in Grand Junction has earned the Purple Ribbon Award as the Outstanding Domestic Violence Organization for 2013.

The Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence presented Hilltop the award in recognition of the Latimer House program in Mesa County and Tri-County Resources program in Delta, Montrose and Ouray counties.

Latimer House and Tri-County Resources provide advocacy, children’s services, emergency shelter and individual and group counseling to those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. The programs also offer 24-hour crisis lines.

In 2012, Hilltop domestic violence programs provided a total of 6,000 shelter nights to more than 400 women and children, responded to 2,500 calls to the crisis line and offered transitional housing services to 66 women and children.