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Domestic violence (DV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) is defined as intentional, targeted intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one person against another (adult to adult, adult to child, adolescent to adult).  DV/IPV includes physical violence, sexual violence, physical and psychological threats, stalking, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence/intimate partner violence varies dramatically from community to community, and state to state.


Did you know that in Colorado, 36.8% of our women experience IPV (intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner sexual violence and/or intimate partner stalking) at some point in their lives?  Did you know that men are increasingly and frequently subject to DV and IPV.  Fifteen percent of homicides in Colorado were committed by intimate partners.  One in four women in the United States have experienced some form of sexual coercion and victimization at some point in their lifetime?


NO adult or child – in Colorado – should live in fear of intimidation, abuse, and neglect. 


ALL persons of color and their children should have equitable access to resources and support so they can achieve health, wellness, safety, and functionality. 


Our communities thrive when our families are thriving and safe.  Men, women, seniors, children, adolescents and others will find Crisálida to be passionate, persistent, genuine, and empowering.





Founder and Executive Director

Glory McDaniel earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services with emphases in Domestic Violence Counseling and Addiction Counseling from the Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSUD) in 2013. She interned with the Center for Trauma and Resilience, formerly known as Denver Center for Crime Victims (DCCV), and later joined the Colorado Organization of Victim Assistance (COVA) as their Human Trafficking Case Manager.  In May of 2018, she earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Program from Denver Seminary.  Glory is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate (MFT-C), and Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC). 

Glory is a bilingual therapist of Puerto Rican heritage, peer mentor, peer supervisor, clinical supervisor, and consultant working with specific treatment of co-occurring substance use disorders and post-traumatic stress, leading both English and Spanish groups, educating the community as well as individual counseling.  She serves on the board of the Colorado Association of Addiction Professionals (CAAP). 


Glory is a facilitator and trainer-of-trainers for Mending the Soul (MTS) groups and Seeking Safety groups for women survivors of domestic violence (DV)/Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), focusing on healing from physical, psychological, emotional, financial, and spiritual abuse.  She is currently training male and LGBTQAI+ members to become Mending the Soul group facilitators. 

Glory's dream has always been to help those individuals needing help by providing support, counseling, and education on various topics including domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, anxiety, depression, mental illness, and substance use disorder,  She maintains a thriving private practice called Bilingual Counseling Services, LLC.
In 2020, Glory created Crisálida, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit to help abused women and children, and victims of crime, by providing necessary life skills and relational support that will empower them to become self-sufficient and live a functional and thriving life. 

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Grantor & Support

The Latino Coalition for Community Leadership (LCCL) seeks out grassroots faith and community based organizations serving low-income youth and families. These providers are uniquely skilled to meet their community needs with a level of cultural sensitivity, understanding, and competence.

LCCL seeks funding to provide funding. As an intermediary organization we are in a position to access Federal, State, Philanthropic and Corporate funds we then re-grant to our sub-grantee partners to enhance and expand their services.

LCCL provides technical assistance, training, and capacity building. Following the leadership principle: “give a man a fish and feed him for a day, teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime”, all our sub-grantees are empowered in all aspects of organizational development for long-term sustainability.

Giving “voice to vision” is an important theme LCCL strives to serve our sub-grantees with, by helping them tell their stories on a larger platform to expose them to their community stakeholders, as well as funders at the Federal and State level.

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