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 of when the sexual assault occurred. We also help navigate the system, accompany and support survivors throughout the process.
The Blue Bench is here for survivors of sexual assault 13 years of age and older* of all gender identities, ethnic/racial identities, sexual identities, and religious backgrounds who reside in our 9-county service area. Therapy is offered in-person and virtually.
To inquire about receiving therapy or case management services, call our resource line at 303-329-9922 ext. 302 (para español, 303-329-9922 ext. 338) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The goal of our programs and services is to help you establish a sense of empowerment, self-sufficiency and self-certainty through therapy 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 our Sexual Assault Hotline at 303-322-7273 (English), 303-329-0031 (Spanish). We use RELAY Colorado for those who are deaf and/or hard of hearing.
Additionally, for anyone who has experienced a recent sexual assault (within the past 5-7 days), who needs immediate support at the hospital or assistance with 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).
Our Case Managers provide assistance and support with the medical and reporting process, and accompaniment to hospitals, law enforcement agencies and court appointments. Case Managers assist with applying for victim compensation, orders of protection, address confidentiality and other immediate and long-term needs. They also provide assistance and referrals for many basic needs, such as shelter, food, clothing and rent assistance
Whether you recently experienced a sexual assault, or are addressing an assault from your past, we have the therapeutic support you need.
Our therapists provide time-limited (depending on your needs) individual therapy, as well as various therapy and support groups. Additionally, knowing that sexual assault can have significant impact on friends and families of survivors, we offer a workshop specifically for friends and families and several other groups and workshops.
Please note, you may experience a 6-8 week wait for individual therapy following your initial intake.
Post-Conviction Victim Advocacy
The Post-Conviction Victim Advocates (PCVA) provide support to survivors who have been through the criminal justice system and whose perpetrators have been found guilty of a sexual offense. They are available to act as a representative and advocate for a survivor's needs within the perpetrator’s supervision teams, in addition to relaying information to the survivor regarding the perpetrator's sex offender treatment.
* Employees at The Blue Bench are mandated reporters. This means if there is reason to believe that a child, elder or adult with developmental disabilities is being abused, and you have given us enough information to identify (full name, address, school, phone number, etc.) the potential victim or abuser, we might have to report it to authorities. We do this for the protection of children and at-risk adults but want you to be in control of what information you choose to share.