WHO WE ARE
For over thirty years, Project PAVE has provided innovative, evidence-based, and culturally-responsive mental health services and educational programs to youth survivors of violence and their families. It is the promise of our mission that youth who receive services are less likely to continue cycles of violence and is realized in the lives of thousands of program participants across Metro Denver each year.
OUR STRATEGIC PILLARS
Become an organization led and sustained by people who live out PAVE’s values
Keep PAVE on a path of financial health and sustainability
Keep PAVE on a path of operational excellence and innovation
Institutionalize the presence and influence of youth in PAVE services
We practice empathy by understanding that everyone has their own unique traumas and experiences, seeing the best in ourselves and others, and fostering a supportive response to violence and suffering..
We recognize our strengths and limitations, leaning into the expertise of our equal partners across teams and between organizations. We integrate the needs of the broader community in setting goals and establishing partnerships.
While building upon our existing strengths, we strive to amplify our impact by using and developing revolutionary practices.
INCLUSIVITY + EQUITY
We acknowledge that there are barriers to accessing resources for different populations and that we do not all start at the same place. We work through intentional action and fairness to ensure that all people are welcomed and valued and strive to include diverse populations in organizational decisions and directions. We remain conscious of our own conduct and ever responsive to the needs of the communities that we serve.
We bring our authentic selves – even when it is uncomfortable – to address the challenges of our mission. We will be honest, accountable, and transparent. We will enter our work courageously with a learner’s mindset. We will use clear and kind communication to develop connections inside and outside the organization.
THE PAVE IMPACT
of PAVE Intervention clients report that they can better plan for their safety and are better equipped to achieve their goals
of families served by PAVE state that our services met their overall needs
of Path to Healthy Relationships participants leave the program with a strong understanding of consent and how to practice it
100+ Youth Educators have been trained on teen dating violence prevention
True Man participants report that they intend to change their behavior as a result of the program
of Brave Woman participants report that they feel empowered to be their authentic selves as a result of the program