Posted on Feb 28, 2021
Local Rotary Responds to Victims
Rise Above Violence would like to recognize the generous contributions of the Pagosa Springs Rotary Club for their continued recognition and support for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Rotary members have been especially cognizant of the effects COVID-19 has had on survivors, where victims were further isolated from supportive friends, families and systems, many having job loss due to closures and workplace restrictions.  This has required Rise to provide higher than anticipated levels of support, including financial help for rent, emergency shelter and food, utilities, and legal representation.  The Pagosa Springs Rotary Club has invested in our vital services and support programs, ensuring survivors are fully assisted when the need arises.  Thank you Pagosa Springs Rotary, your progressive and immediate response has been especially timely and impactful.
Rise Above Violence Executive Director, Carmen Hubbs, reports that the nonprofit is fully operational during the pandemic. When catastrophic events like a global pandemic occur, domestic abuse and sexual assault numbers go up and that is what is happening currently in Archuleta County.
The Pagosa Springs Rotary wants to support Rise Above Violence with their increased caseload.

The Pagosa Springs Rotary Club meets weekly via Zoom and information about upcoming meetings can be found on at