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Health & Counseling Center

Health & Counseling Center

Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Empowerment (CAPE)

Center for advocacy, prevention, and empowerment

CAPE supports survivor healing by providing advocacy and support for survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.

All services are confidential and free of charge.

Daytime advocacy: 303-871-3853
24/7 Counselor on Call: 303-871-2205
Address: 1981 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210


For those who have survived and are surviving gender-based violence, you are not alone .

Quarantine and physical distancing may bring up feelings of isolation, increased threats to physical and emotional safety, and mental health concerns.

Intersection of COVID-19 and Gender Based Violence
  • Increased isolation with abusive partners or family members may result in increased incidents of violence.
  • Threats to secure employment and basic needs can increase reliance on unsafe housing environments and people during the pandemic for basic needs (shelter, food, money, supplies, etc)
  • Restricted or decreased access to support resources can affect safety planning, the healing process, and sense of safety in seeking medical care and safe shelter.
  • Increased minimization or shame due to feelings that other emergencies/crises are “worse” or “more important” during the pandemic
  • Increased privacy concerns, including tech safety or access to own computer or phone, and space to privately access support resources
  • Increased stress can exacerbate triggers around addiction, self-harm, PTSD, and overall mental health for survivors; and increase abusers’ need to maintain power and control.

CAPE is committed to providing free and confidential advocacy and support to any DU community member impacted by sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, stalking, and harassment . CAPE is available remotely, and we recognize that accessing remote services may not be accessible or safe for some survivors during this time. We are here to navigate barriers to support, and are able to connect through a variety of platforms. We have also compiled a list of online resources and information: HERE

How to connect with a CAPE Advocate:
  • Email:
  • Web: and click on the Access CAPE Services button on the right side bar
  • Phone: 303-871-3853 *leave a message and a safe phone number, and CAPE will call you back asap
  • Schedule Online: through your MyHealth Portal