The Blue Bench (formerly RAAP) is metropolitan Denver’s only comprehensive sexual assault prevention and support center. Since our founding in 1983 we’ve worked tirelessly to eliminate sexual assault and diminish the impact it has on individuals, their loved ones and our community.


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We are raising awareness and driving change in the culture related to sexual assault.

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We all play a role in preventing sexual assault, for ourselves and for each other.

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We’re here to help anyone in need of care and compassion on their journey toward healing.

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The 9th Annual Heart of the Matter Golf Tournament


Date: Friday, August 14, 2015

Time: 7:45 a.m. Shot Gun Start (scramble format)
Location: The Homestead, 11500 West Hampden Place, Lakewood, Colorado
Cost: $150/per person or $600/foursome (Cost includes greens fees, cart, range balls, breakfast, lunch, awards, prize drawings and more)

For more information, please contact Dean Liley at (303) 547-2113,, or Karmen Carter at The Blue Bench, (303) 329-9922.    

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News & Events

June 24th: Someone I Love Workshop in English

Join us for our next Someone I Love workshop for partners, family and friends of sexual assault survivors on June 24th, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm.  For more information call 303.329.9922 ext 302 or email


We also hold Someone I Love workshops in SPANISH for partners, family and friends (for ages

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June 20th: Safety and Empowerment Skills for Women and Girls

Join us on June 20th, 9:00am-4:00pm

Open to the public for female-identified participants 13 years old and up

This class offers a safe environment for learning verbal and physical assertiveness and self-protection skills. Registration is required and space is limited, so sign up today!

The Blue Bench believes in empowering those who want to

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