Ending Sexual Assault
In Colorado, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 17 men will be the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault, meanwhile less than 40% of assaults are reported. Feelings of shame, guilt, fear of retaliation and not being believed factor heavily into this frustrating reality. To increase reporting rates, perpetrator accountability and community support, education and access to resources are key.
The Blue Bench is metro Denver’s only comprehensive sexual assault prevention and support center offering comprehensive services and prevention programming in nine counties. In our 34-year history we have supported more than 450,000 people of all gender identities as they transition from victim to survivor.
Our support services are offered in English and Spanish at low or no cost to our clients, include a 24/7 hotline and hospital response, case managers to help clients navigate the often-overwhelming criminal justice system, and therapists who provide counseling in both one-on-one and group settings including art and trauma-informed yoga options. We also offer group support for the loved ones of sexual assault survivors.
Fostering a healthy community is not just about providing support in the aftermath of an assault, it’s about supporting the healthy emotional development of the community at large to prevent assault from happening at all. The Blue Bench provides scientifically-supported prevention programming beginning in middle school, with a goal of developing skills necessary to help young people reject rape culture and become active bystanders.
If you’re interested in joining the fight against sexual violence in your community, attend our next event!
The Blue Bench Thing
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Rackhouse Pub
2875 Blake St.
Tickets include heavy hors d’ oeuvres, two drink tickets and a concert by Treehouse Sanctum.
for ticket pricing. Tickets start at $50