What We Do

Since 1972, Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) has helped thousands of survivors of sexual assault, their friends, and families. It is the only rape crisis center in Boulder and Broomfield counties. MESA is a program of Mental Health Partners serving the Colorado counties of Boulder and Broomfield.

MESA’s mission is to end the suffering in our community caused by sexual assault. We believe every person has the right to live free of sexual assault. Through our client services we are here to help sexual assault survivors and their loved ones today. Through our prevention education programs we are working toward changing tomorrow to ensure a world free of sexual assault.

MESA provides support and services to ALL survivors of sexual violence and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, education, geographic location, age, ability, language, national origin, culture, immigration status, politics, profession, religious beliefs and/ or spirituality.

Professionally trained volunteer counselors answer the 24-Hour English/ Spanish Hotline (303) 443.7300. Volunteer counselors provide one-on-one help with medical care, reporting options, and available community services. English/ Spanish individual therapy and group options are available at MESA.

MESA believes primary prevention is the solution to ending sexual violence in the future. The prevention program at MESA includes a Peers Building Justice Program, Green Dot, and Men Can Stop Rape initiatives. MESA is committed to evidenced based/ bystander solutions in all its prevention programs. Annually we have provided prevention education to 2500 middle/high school students and 704 non-student professional and non-student community participants.

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