Assured Engineering funds Colores Domestic Violence Shelter space
Staff reports | Digital Free Press
CPLC De Colores Domestic Violence Shelter is now providing a safe environment for both survivors and their pets with the grand opening of a new pet park on location.
“There is a place for you and your pet to start the next chapter of a violence free life together here at CPLC De Colores,” said Mayani Jinel, shelter program manager. “Pets are a source of comfort and happiness, but pet safety is a barrier preventing people experiencing abuse to seek help. Our efforts with the pet park aims to encourage survivors to take action without worrying about leaving their pet behind.”
The CPLC De Colores Domestic Violence Shelter is one of the few accommodating pet-friendly domestic violence shelters in the Valley. The project was made possible through a donation from Assured Engineering Concepts.
“The CPLC De Colores shelter was built nearly 40 years ago out of a community need for a culturally safe space for survivors and continues to adapt with the current issues facing survivors,” said Patrick Ramirez, founder and president of Assured Engineering Concepts. “Our team resonated with that mission and we’re proud to support a solution that addresses the growing need for more pet friendly shelters.”
The shelter will support food, toys and other pet essentials through donations and partnerships.
The CPLC De Colores program provides resources to an average of 500 to 600 survivors of sexual and domestic abuse annually.
The shelter opened in 1986 and expanded with resources including lay legal advocacy, crisis intervention, case management, and youth programs. In 2016, the program branched out with community-based services to go beyond the shelter.