At The Blue Bench, our mission is to eliminate sexual assault and diminish the impact it has on individuals, their loved ones and our community through comprehensive issue advocacy, prevention and care.
To truly change rape culture requires a paradigm shift and a complete restructuring in how we think and talk about the issue of sexual assault.
We use a community-based approach to prevention, ensuring schools, businesses, law enforcement and beyond are committed to survivor-centered responses and sexual violence education.
Changing attitudes means changing behaviors, both of which contribute to a healthier, more aware community of active bystanders.
May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, we celebrate five AAPI figures who have been imperative in the fight against sexual violence.
On April 22nd, we had the privilege of hearing from journalist and producer, Amy Herdy in a Keynote Conversation hosted by Chris Vanderveen, director of news at 9-News Denver. Amy shared her experiences and explained key areas in which Journalism must improve to become more supportive of survivors.
Nearly 4 decades ago, a group of three Denver area women discovered that there wasn’t a community resource for their friend who had been sexually assaulted. Together, they decided to change this. In the basement of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church they started a sexual assault hotline. Later, additional programs were added, and this organization became The Blue Bench, metro Denver’s only comprehensive sexual assault prevention and survivor support center.
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