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. All of our survivor services are available to women, men and teens.
The goal of our programs and services is to help you establish a sense of empowerment, self-sufficiency and self-certainty through counseling and support
Crisis Intervention Services
At The Blue Bench, we know that sexual assault and its impact can happen at any time, day or night. We are here to provide support, answer questions and provide information 24/7, 365 days a year. For anyone who has experienced a sexual assault, or who knows someone who has, please call or Sexual Assault Hotline at 303-322-7273 (English), 303-329-0031 (Spanish). or toll-free at 888-394-8044. We use RELAY Colorado for t hose who are deaf and/or hard of hearing.
Additionally, anyone who has experienced a recent sexual assault (within the past 5-7 days), and is needing immediate support at the hospital or with regard to reporting, our Hospital Advocates are available 24 hours a day. they can accompany you to the hospital, provide initial support, and help you understand and consider your options and available resources. Our Hospital Advocates can be contacted through our Sexual Assault Hotline at 303-322-7273 (English), 303-329-0031 (Spanish). or toll-free at 888-394-8044.
Our Case Managers provide assistance and referrals for many basic needs, such as shelter, food, clothing and rent assistance. They also provide assistance and support with the medical and reporting process, and accompaniment to hospitals, law enforcement agencies and court appointments. Additionally, Case Managers assist with applying for victim compensation, order of protections, address confidentiality and other immediate and long-term needs.
A Case Manager can be reached by calling the office during business hours (9AM-6PM MST) at 303-329-9922, or by leaving a message after-hours at 303-329-9922 ext. 302.
We focus as much on your long-term care as we do on the immediate and short-term response. We understand that over time, different emotions and challenges may occur. So whether you recently experienced a sexual assault, or are addressing an assault from your past, we have the counseling support you need.
Our Counselors provide both short and long-term therapy, as well as various therapy and support groups. Additonally, knowing that sexual assault can have significant impact on friends and families of survivors, we offer a workshop specifically for friends and families as well. Descriptions of our various groups can be found below.
Post-Conviction Victim Advocacy
The Post-Conviction Victim Advocates (PCVA) provide support to victims who have been through the criminal justice system and whose perpetrators have been found guilty of a sexual offense. The Blue Bench currently has PCVAs in Denver and Jefferson Counties. They are available to act as a victim representative and advocate for victim's needs within the perpetrator’s supervision teams, in addition to relaying information to the victim regarding the perpetrator's sex offender treatment.