Welcome to Moving to End Sexual Assault

Since 1972, Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA), a program of Mental Health Partners, continues to serve the community as the only rape crisis center in Boulder and Broomfield counties.

Our Mission:
We believe that every person has the right to live free of sexual assault.
We are moving to end sexual assault and the suffering it causes in our community.
We challenge all forms of oppression and recognize their connection to sexual violence.

We advance our mission through:
Client Services and Victim Advocacy
We support the healing process for survivors of sexual assault through our 24-hour hotline, in-person support, victim advocacy, and specialized support groups. All of MESA’s client services are offered in Spanish and English.

Prevention Education
MESA’s prevention programs focus on shifting the culture that condones, normalizes and excuses sexual assault to one that is safe and free of all forms of sexual violence. We deliver programs of education, prevention, and bystander intervention in our schools, local agencies and businesses to increase awareness and reduce the occurrence of sexual assault.

Community Involvement
In the spirit of social justice and healing, MESA is dedicated to increasing public awareness of sexual violence and its destructive impact on our community through activism. We call for change within our societal attitudes and responses to rape and sexual assault so that sexual violence is no longer tolerated.

If you are seeking information about therapy services, please visit Mental Health Partners.

 

 

 

News

February Volunteer of the Month

MESA is pleased to spotlight Lindsey as our Volunteer of the Month. Lindsey is an invaluable part of our volunteer team. Lindsey has always been such a willing volunteer and makes every effort to participate in everything we do. Thank you, Lindsey, for your dedication to MESA and our community! Let’s hear from Lindsey! What do […]

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January Volunteer of the Month

MESA is pleased to spotlight Alyssa as our Volunteer of the Month. Alyssa is an invaluable part of our volunteer team. Alyssa has always been such a willing volunteer and makes every effort to participate in everything we do. Thank you, Alyssa, for your dedication to MESA and our community! Let’s hear from Alyssa! What do […]

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Join MESA’s Spring 2018 Volunteer Training!

Do you want to be the change? Volunteer with MESA! As a volunteer with MESA, you can: Provide support, information, and advocacy in-person at the hospital or police department Meet one-on-one with clients as part of healing and recovery Assist with support groups And more! The dates for the Spring 2018 hotline advocate training are: […]

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Articles & Blog

Is the Louis CK Apology any Different?

      Just a few of the powerful men in Hollywood accused of sexual assault or harassment.     Twenty-six. I did some research to get the number right, though I’m sure it has risen by now. As I typed the words into Google, I found that my heart was pounding. I didn’t want […]

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Untangling Kevin Spacey’s Apology

Amid the deluge of high-profile disclosures of sexual assault and harassment experienced at the hands of the upper echelons of Hollywood come more stories of sexual misconduct from Kevin Spacey. Many of these disclosures come from male-identified actors, some of whom were minors at the time of the assault. In his response to the first […]

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Title IX 101 – What’s All the Fuss About?

Title IX has received a lot of attention recently. Since the law impacts educational institutions and students across the nation, it is worth taking a closer look at what Title IX is, how it has been used in the past, and what has changed under the new administration. The Education Amendments act of 1972 included […]

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