Following a sexual assault it is normal to feel nervous, frightened and unsafe in a particular place or situation. Sometimes those places can be as close as our own homes or our own bodies. Regaining your feeling of safety is an important step towards healing and we can help you get there.
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I have attempted to hurt myself or am thinking about it
If you believe you are a danger to yourself, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a trained counselor, 24/7.
I do not feel safe in my home/may need alternative housing
If you or someone else is currently in danger, you should call 911.
If you are physically unsafe in your current living situation, you may need to seek emergency shelter. While The Blue Bench does not provide alternative housing, we can connect you to the appropriate resources who can help get you into a safe situation. To learn about these resources, you can contact our 24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline at 303-322-7273 (English) or Linea De Crisis at 303-329-0031 (Spanish), or toll-free at 888-394-8044 for free, confidential help, day or night. We use RELAY Colorado for those deaf and hard of hearing.
I am having trouble getting through my day
The Blue Bench is here to help. We know that individuals CAN and DO heal from sexual assault. At The Blue Bench we offer a variety of different support services to help you, and your loved ones through this process.
From the earliest moments after sexual assault, through medical and legal logistics, to counseling for long-term emotional and functional health, The Blue Bench provides support every step of the way. Our Continuum of Care, led by our professional Care Team, allows victims, their families and friends to come to us and be heard, believed and supported, regardless when the sexual assault occurred. We help navigate the system, accompany and support survivors throughout the process.
You can contact The Blue Bench at 303-329-9922 ext. 302 to talk to our Intake Therapist or our 24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline at 303-322-7273 (English) or Linea De Crisis at 303-329-0031 (Spanish), or toll-free at 888-394-8044 for free, confidential help, day or night. We use RELAY Colorado for those deaf and hard of hearing.
How can I get long-term help?
At the Blue Bench we realize that sexual assault often impacts many aspects of a person’s life. Case managers can provide many types of immediate and long-term assistance to victims of sexual assault.
Our Case Managers provide assistance and referrals for basic needs such as shelter, food, clothing, and rent assistance. Case Managers can provide assistance and support with the medical and reporting process as well as accompaniment to hospitals, law enforcement agencies, and court appointments. They also assist with applying for victim compensation, orders of protection, address confidentiality, etc.
A Case Manager can be reached by calling the office during business hours at 303-329-9922, or by leaving a message anytime at ext. 302
Our therapists provide both short-term and long-term therapy, as well as various therapeutic groups, including trauma-informed yoga and art groups. Additionally, knowing that sexual assault can have significant impact on friends and families of the survivor, we also offer a workshop for family and friends.
If you are interested in therapy services, you can reach our Intake Therapist at 303-329-9922 ext. 302 for a phone screen, and to set up an initial intake appointment.