SURVIVOR RESOURCE GUIDE

Colorado

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COUNSELING AND OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES

Arkansas Valley Resource Center
507 Bent Avenue
Las Animas, CO 81054
Office: (719) 456-6031
24-hour Hotline: (719) 384-7764

Arkansas Valley Resource Center provides services to all victims of crimes and their loved ones in Brent, Crowley, and Otero Counties. Sexual assault services include 24-hour crisis intervention, court and hospital accompaniment, legal advocacy, individual and group counseling for survivors and family members, as well as information and referrals for additional assistance.

Colorado AIDS Project
P.O. Box 48120
Denver, CO 80204
Office: (303) 837-0166
Website: www.coloradoaidsproject.org
Email: info@coloradoAIDSproject.org

Colorado AIDS Project is the largest community-based organization responding to the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis in Colorado by offering vital services through the CAP Wellness Resource Center (WRC), Housing Services Center (HSC), and the Prevention and Education Center (PEC). Colorado AIDS Project provides case management, counseling, housing, financial assistance, and referrals for HIV-positive people living in Denver Counties. CAP’s counseling services provide emotional support services for people infected and affected by HIV through individual, couples, family, and group counseling; psychological assessment; crisis intervention; and collaborative efforts including referral to appropriate treatment facilities. To qualify for these services, clients must be HIV+ and living within Denver counties or plan on relocating to the Denver area after release.

Colorado Anti-Violence Program
P.O.Box 181085
Denver, CO 80218
Office: (303) 839-5204
24-hour Crisis Line: (303) 852-5094
Statewide Toll-Free 24-hour Crisis Line: (888) 557-4441
Website: www.coavp.org
E-mail: info@coavp.org

The Colorado Anti-Violence Program (CAVP) provides direct client services including crisis intervention, information, and referrals for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) victims of violence 24 hours a day through our crisis line pager. CAVP can also help arrange emergency needs such as food, transportation, and emergency shelter for victims of violence. For LGBTQ people in need of further assistance, CAVP can help with court accompaniment, system advocacy, and short and long term case management. CAVP identifies and coordinates resources, as well as maintains lists of therapists, service agencies, and attorneys who have experience with LGBTQ people and issues.

Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault
1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 700
Denver, CO 80203
Office: (303) 839-9999
Toll-free: (877) 372-2272
Website: www.ccasa.org
E-mail: info@ccasa.org

The Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA) is a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations working together for freedom from sexual violence. As the collective voice of sexual assault survivors and those who support and serve them, CCASA's mission is to ensure that those impacted by sexual violence are treated with dignity and respect and have full access to quality services and resources. CCASA works with agencies throughout the state and is able to provide victims, family members, and friends with information and resources so that they can find the help that they need.

Denver Center for Crime Victims
P.O. Box 18975
Denver, CO 80218
Office: (303) 860-0660
24-hour Hotline: (303) 894-8000
Website: www.denvervictims.org
E-mail: admin@denvervictims.org

Denver Center for Crime Victims (DCCV) is a nonprofit agency that provides comprehensive services to survivors who are residents of the city/county of Denver, or whose crime occurred in the city/county of Denver. Services include: information and referrals, crisis intervention, trauma counseling, emergency services, advocacy, and support groups. DCCV serves victims of any type of crime regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, ability level, or national origin. DCCV services are free, confidential, and provided by professional counselors and trained volunteers.

Family Crisis Services Inc.
P.O. Box 308
Cañon City, CO 81215
Office: (719) 275 2429
24-hour Hotline/Office: (719) 275 2429
Website: www.familycrisisonline.com

Family Crisis Services provides direct services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence violence in Fremont and Custer Counties. Services include crisis assistance, hospital and court accompaniment, advocacy, and free, confidential counseling.

High Plains Sexual Assault Center
110 Riverview Road, Room 116
P.O. Box 106
Sterling, CO 80751
Office: (970) 521-2722
Toll Free 24-Hour Crisis Line: (866) 532-0377

The High Plains Sexual Assault Center provides direct services to survivors of sexual assault in Logan, Morgan, Washington, Yuma, Philips, Segwick, and Kit Carson Counties. Services include crisis intervention and counseling, personal and courtroom advocacy, information and referral, victim notification, and assistance with victim compensation and protection orders for survivors. All services are free and confidential.

Moving to End Sexual Assault
2885 East Aurora Ave., Suite 10
Boulder, CO 80303
Office: (303) 443-0400
24-hour Hotline: (303) 443-7300
Website: www.movingtoendsexualassault.org
E-mail: info@movingtoendsexualassault.org

The Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) team serves the needs of all survivors of sexual assault, as well as their family and friends in Boulder County. MESA serves individuals by providing crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, and information and referrals. Services provided include: 24-hour crisis phone line for survivors of sexual assault, crisis intervention and support, emergency room advocacy and support during Sexual Assault Nurse Exams, accompaniment to law enforcement interviews and through criminal justice proceedings, and support groups 1-2 times per year (groups are available for adolescent, male, and female survivors). Individual therapy is available on a very limited basis, with referrals to licensed counselors and therapists in the community available at all times.

Rape Assistance and Awareness Program
P.O. Box 18951
Denver, CO 80218
Office: (303) 329-9922
24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline: (303) 322-7273
24-hour Spanish Hotline: (303) 329-0031
TTY Hotline: (303) 329-0023
TTY Hotline Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm MST
Website: www.raap.org
E-mail: raap@raap.org

Rape Assistance and Awareness Program (RAAP) is the only rape crisis center serving metro-Denver and offers services that assist survivors of sexual assault, as well as their loved ones and concerned friends. RAAP's victim services programs are designed to help survivors of sexual assault at every point in the healing process. RAAP's rape crisis hotlines provide crisis intervention, referrals, and information on issues concerning sexual assault and abuse. Other services include victim advocacy and a wide array of counseling options (group and individual). RAAP counsels rape and incest survivors throughout metro-Denver via 3 offices: downtown, southeast suburbs, and north suburbs. Free childcare and transportation to and from counseling sessions are available. All services are available in English and Spanish as well as for the hearing impaired and physically disabled communities. All services are free and confidential.

Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center
331 South Meldrum
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Office (Larimer County): (970) 472-4204
Office (Weld County): (970) 506-4059
24-hour Hotline: (970) 472-4200
Toll-free 24-hour Hotline: (877) 352-7273
Website: www.savacenter.org
E-mail: info@savacenter.org

The Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center (SAVA) provides confidential crisis counseling, support, education, and advocacy to individual affected by sexual violence in Larimer and Weld Counties. SAVA is comprised of specially trained victim advocates who are on-call 24 hours a day for emergency services or to answer questions about sexual assault. SAVA provides 24-hour hotline counseling; crisis intervention; information and referrals; outreach and services to family members and friends who are wondering how to help; emotional support to survivors and their significant others during medical examinations, evidence collection, and the legal processes including law enforcement interviews and court appearances; and peer support groups for men, women, families, and friends affected by sexual violence. SAVA provides ongoing emotional support to survivors and their significant others and can provide referrals for professional counseling and medical treatment. Services are provided on a sliding scale and are available to men and women in both English and Spanish. Se habla español.

Southern Colorado AIDS Project
1301 S. 8th Street, Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Office: (719) 578-9092
Toll-free: (800) 241-5468
Website: www.s-cap.org

Southern Colorado AIDS Project (S-CAP) provides case management and referrals, direct financial assistance, food bank, insurance continuation, home health care and hospice care to HIV-positive people throughout 25 counties in the Southern Colorado area. Client services are provided through a partnership with Southern Colorado AIDS Consortium Agencies. Services include: case management and referrals, support groups, client education, and social activities. Hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, alternative, and complementary health services, including chiropractic care, are available to S-CAP clients for free or reduced rates.

TESSA
P.O. Box 2662
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
Office: (719) 633-1462
24-hour Crisis Line (TDD): (719) 633-3819
Website: www.tessacs.org

TESSA is the primary agency dedicated solely to the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault in El Paso and Teller Counties in Colorado. TESSA offers a wide variety of prevention, intervention, and treatment services to survivors of domestic and sexual including crisis intervention, counseling, emergency shelter, and victim advocacy.

Tri-County Resource Center
540 S. 1st Street
Montrose, CO 81402
Office: (970) 249-8345
Crisis Hotline (Montrose): (970) 249-2486
Crisis Hotline (Delta): (970) 874-4941
Crisis Hotline (Ouray): (970) 626-3777
Website: www.htop.org/adult/tcrc/

Tri-County Resource Center is the domestic violence and sexual assault program for Delta, Montrose, and Ouray counties, providing services for individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence. Services include: confidential intervention and counseling, 24-hour crisis line, domestic violence and sexual assault support groups, bilingual advocacy, and case management. All services are free and confidential.

LEGAL RESOURCES

Colorado Prison Law Project
c/o Elisabeth L. Owen, Esq.
Atty. No. 42556
P.O. Box 181550 
Denver, CO 80218
Office: (720) 389-9145     
Website: www.coloradoprisonlawproject.org    
Email: info@coloradoprisonlawproject.org

The Colorado Prison Law Project (CPLP) is a nonprofit public interest law office that seeks to protect the civil rights of Colorado prisoners. CPLP offers free legal services to prisoners incarcerated in jails and prisons throughout Colorado, including city, county, state, and federal facilities. CPLP seeks to assist inmates in cases regarding conditions of confinement, including challenges to unconstitutional disciplinary hearings, guard brutality, sexual assault, restriction on religious exercise, lack of access to medical care, and placement in segregation.

Where appropriate, CPLP will attempt to resolve prisoner complaints informally by advocating to prison officials. In instances where such informal advocacy is inappropriate or unsuccessful, CPLP will use litigation to challenge unlawful and harmful conditions in Colorado prisons.

CPLP currently has extremely limited staff and resources and is only able to provide legal services for a very few prisoners, but anyone who feels he or she has suffered a rights violation in custody is welcome to contact CPLC to find out what, if any, assistance can be provided.

Metropolitan Lawyer Referral Service, Inc.
899 Logan Street, Suite 110
Denver, CO 80203
Metro Denver/Boulder: (303) 831-8000
Fort Collins: (970) 226-2455
Website: www.mlrsonline.org
E-mail: mlrs@qwest.net

The Metropolitan Lawyer Referral Service, Inc. (MLRS) is a non-profit public service sponsored by the bar associations of and serving the counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, Larimer, and the city of Aurora, Colorado. MLRS is designed to assist persons who are able to pay normal and customary attorney fees. When you call the MLRS office, you will speak with a trained staff counselor who will help you determine the nature of your legal matter. The counselors are trained to help you decide if you require legal help, or if a community service or governmental agency better serves your needs. If your legal matter does require the services of an attorney, the counselor will arrange an appointment for you with an attorney member who has experience in handling your type of situation. You will have up to one-half hour to discuss your legal matter. The fee for the initial half-hour office conference is $35. You and the attorney are under no obligation to go beyond the initial conference. The fee for any additional service should be arranged between you and the attorney during your initial meeting.

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

Office of the Inspector General, Colorado Department of Corrections
2862 South Circle Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906-4101
Office: (719) 226-4683
Fax: (719) 226-4685

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is responsible for investigating criminal activity and professional standards violations occurring within the Department of Corrections. Investigators are Certified Peace Officers who are sworn to protect and serve the people of the State of Colorado by promoting public safety, the safety of DOC staff and inmates, protecting property, and enforcing the laws within the State of Colorado. Prisoners who have been sexually assaulted in a Colorado Department of Corrections facility can contact the Office of the Inspector General by writing to the address above to report the assault and any concerns regarding the handling of investigations into such abuse.

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JDI has directly contacted each organization listed in the Resource Guide in hopes of pointing survivors toward those currently accepting new clients. However, the inclusion of any group or individual in the Resource Guide does not necessarily constitute an endorsement or recommendation by JDI, nor can JDI guarantee the availability of the services described here.