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Where victims of sexual abuse in Colorado can get help

If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, you are not alone. Here are some of the resources available to you and your loved ones in Colorado.

If you have been the victim of sexual violence or abuse it was not your fault.

If you know someone who was, but you don't know where to turn or how to help, it's okay.

If you aren't ready to talk about it yet, that's okay too.

When you are, and however you are, there are so many resources available to you and people who want to help.

National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline

Call 800-656-HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area. The hotline is free and staff members can provide referrals to local health and support organizations, information about laws and medical concerns and a supportive ear to talk through what happened.

The Blue Bench

The Blue Bench offers a local sexual assault hotline at 303-322-7273. No matter where you are in your process of healing after an assault, the Blue Bench can offer guidance to dealing with emotions, understanding medical options, feeling safe, telling people in your life and reporting the assault.

Seek Then Speak

This is a Denver Police Department website and mobile phone app designed by End Violence Against Women International. It gives victims help on how to move forward with reporting a criminal act and has an option of reporting assaults directly to the Sex Assault Investigative Unit or to the Victims Assistance Unit.

Rose Andom Center

The Rose Andom Center is a place for domestic violence victims to find the safety, support, and services needed to rebuild their lives and heal their families. They offer assistance programs, legal assistance, medical services, counseling and more. If you or someone you know needs their services call 720-337-4400.

Project PAVE

The mission of Project PAVE is to empower youth to end the cycle of relationship violence, including sexual assault. They offer trauma-focused therapy for children and youth, support and resources for parents, and in-depth discussions with middle and high school youth on dating, equality, and preventing violence.

Survivors for Liberation

LGBTQ survivors of abuse and assault can call 1-888-557-4441 for survivor support and training opportunities for agencies who want to learn more about protecting the LGBTQ community from violence.

Moving to End Sexual Assault

Located in Boulder, MESA offers a 24-hour hotline at 1-844-493-TALK (8255), in-person support, victim advocacy, and specialized support groups.

Pueblo Rape Crisis Services

Call 719-549-0549 in Pueblo to connect a 24-hour confidential crisis hotline. Pueblo Rape Crisis Services, Inc. also offers free and confidential hospital and courts accompaniment, case management, support groups, community referrals, an online help room and victim compensation for those who apply.

Sexual Assault Response Advocates

S.A.R.A. House Child Advocacy Center was established to assist in the investigative process of child sexual abuse cases. It was found to provide a child-friendly, safe, and neutral environment where police investigators and detectives, social workers, mental health therapists, and medical professionals can talk with children and their families in surroundings that would lessen the anxiety of a child who has been victimized or is witness to a crime. S.A.R.A. is located in Fort Morgan and can be reached 24/7 at 1-855-440-SARA (7272).

Sexual Assault Services Organization

Located in Durango, SASO is dedicated to providing advocacy to victims of sexual assault and providing education and prevention programs aimed at increasing public awareness and safety to stop sexual violence. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual violence contact the 24-hour hotline or the SASO office at 970-259-3074.

Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center

Sexual assault victims in Fort Collins and Greeley can reach the SAVA center at 970-472-4200. Trained advocates provide free and confidential services including advocacy, therapy and support groups.

Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault

The CCASA is a non-profit made up of sexual assault survivors, victim advocates, rape crisis centers, public health agencies, etc. that is designed to be the collective voice of rape crisis advocates across the state of Colorado.