Advocates Building Peaceful Communities (formerly Advocates Against Battering & Abuse)

Advocates was incorporated in December 1983. The grassroots beginnings of the organization were initiated by the Routt County District Attorney’s office. Initial services included 24-hour crisis response by volunteers and the director. Through the years services were expanded as the needs in the community presented. AABA began providing 24-hour crisis response to other crime victims in 1999. A sexual assault program was initiated in 1985 and outreach services expanded in the following years to include a high school peer education program, criminal justice advocacy, and a residential shelter.



  • 24-hour Crisis Response for all victims of crime
  • Residential Shelter
  • Counseling
  • Women's Support Group
  • Teen Support Group
  • Criminal Justice Advocacy
  • Civil Protection Order Assistance
  • Consulting
  • Education/Awareness Presentations


  • Outward Bound
  • Violence Prevention
  • Workplace Violence
  • Routt County Supervised Visitation & Safe Exchange
  • Lethality Assessment

Contact Information:
Advocates Building Peaceful Communities
Office: 970-879-2034
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 970-879-8888
Fax: 970-879-4339
P.O. Box 771424, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
If you are in Moffat County, call 824-2400 for the Crisis Hotline.


ABPC Information

Children & Abuse

Domestic Violence


Sexual Assault

Support Group

Teen Section

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