Community Organizations and Resources


handCommunity Organizations

The Blue Bench– is Denver’s only rape crisis center. In addition to providing a comprehensive range of quality victim services, Blue Bench is a leader in educating the public about preventing sexual violence. (Denver)

Blue Sky Bridge – A child advocacy center providing services to sexually abused children and their families, and providing prevention education to the community. (Boulder County)

Carriage House in Boulder – provides a safe, supporting community for the homeless and working poor. (Boulder County)

Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA) – is the collective voice of survivors of sexual violence and those who support a society free from violence and oppression. CCASA works to eliminate sexual violence by providing education, training and prevention initiatives; influencing public policy; advocating for resources; and promoting offender accountability. (Colorado)

Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) – is committed to fairness and healing for crime victims, their families and communities through leadership, education, and advocacy. (Colorado)

CU Boulder Victim Assistance – offers free confidential information, support and short term counseling to students, faculty and staff at CU and their significant others. OVA is not a part of the police department. (Boulder)

Mental Health Partners of Boulder & Broomfield Counties – is dedicated to advancing human potential through excellence in treating mental illness and responding to community needs in service to others. (Boulder)

Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN) – created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotlines (800.656.HOPE) in partnership with over 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country. (National)

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (Boulder Safehouse) – served the community by providing safety and support to victims of domestic violence. (Boulder)

Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley – provides a comprehensive system of programs and services to address the needs of victims of domestic violence. (Longmont/St. Vrain Valley)

Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center (SAVA) – supports people affected by sexual assault and works to reduce sexual violence in Larimer County through education. (Larimer County)


Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse Clearing House – MINCAVA is an online resource only. Our services are limited to electronic information delivery. They do not provide direct or emergency assistance for persons experiencing violence. (National)

National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women –  for advocates working to end domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violence in the lives of women and their children. (National)

National Sexual Violence Resource Center – serves as the nation’s principle information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence. (National)

Office for Victims Programs – ensures that victims of Victim Rights Act crimes are afforded their rights. (Colorado)

Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN) – created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotlines (800.656.HOPE) in partnership with over 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country. (National)

Self Care Tips for Loved Ones – If a loved one has been assaulted you may have many questions and emotions on your mind. Here are some tips that might help.

Trauma Information Pages – focus primarily on emotional trauma and traumatic stress, whether following individual traumatic experience(s) or a large-scale disaster. The purpose of this award-winning site is to provide information for clinicians and researchers in the field. (National)