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If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, relationship violence, it's important to get help as soon as possible. There are many on- and off-campus resources available and many are confidential.

For immediate help: 24/7 resources for urgent issues

Resources on campus: Help available from the University

If you're not sure what to do or who to contact, we're here to help. Contact CAPE, the Center for Advocacy, Prevention and Empowerment, at 303-871-3853.

Immediate help

Immediate Help

*If there is an emergency or if you are in danger, call 911 immediately.

DU CAPE Helpline

  • Call 303-871-3000 and ask to speak to the CAPE advocate on-call available after business hours

Free and confidential resource supervised by CAPE. These trained advocates will assist survivors, and any family and friends, to cope with the physical, psychological, judicial and/or legal aftermath resulting from sexual assault, stalking, or relationship violence.

Health & Counseling Center (HCC) Crisis Services

  • 303-871-2205

During business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), phone the office, and speak directly with a counselor or arrange to come in for a crisis session.

When the office is closed, call DU Campus Safety at 303-871-3000 and ask to speak to the Counselor on Call. A counselor on call is available free of charge 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

DU Campus Safety

  • 303-871-3000 (Emergency)
  • 303-871-2334 (Non-Emergency)

Housing Resident Education (HRE)

Students living on-campus may seek assistance from HRE staff 24/7 by calling or visiting the front desk staff of their residence hall. The Desk Assistant at the front desk can help with connecting students with the necessary campus resources.

  • Johnson-McFarlane, Front Desk Phone: 303-871-2183
  • Centennial Halls, Front Desk Phone: 303-871-2565
  • Centennial Towers, Front Desk Phone: 303-871-2721
  • Nelson Hall, Front Desk Phone: 303-871-4788
  • Nagel Hall, Front Desk Phone: 303-871-7733

Community Immediate Resources

Denver Police Department

  • Emergency: 911
  • Non-Emergency (general): 720-913-2000

The Blue Bench
(formerly Rape Assistance and Awareness Program (RAAP))

Serves Denver, Jefferson, Douglas, Adams, Arapahoe, Elbert, Broomfield, Gilpin and Lincoln Counties

  • 303-322-7273 (sexual assault hotline available 24/7)
  • 303-329-0031 (Spanish) (available 24/7)
  • 303-329-0023 (TTY) (available 24/7)

Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA)

Serves Boulder and Broomfield Counties

  • 303-443-7300 (sexual assault hotline available 24/7)

Denver Center for Crime Victims

Serves the Denver metro area

  • 303-894-8000 (crime victim hotline available 24/7)
  • 303-718-8289 (Spanish) (available 24/7)
  • 303-860-9555 (TTY) (available 24/7)

Trust, Education, Safety, Support, and Action (TESSA)

Colorado Springs, CO

  • 719-633-3819 (sexual assault hotline available 24/7)

National Domestic Violence Hotline

  • 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) (domestic violence hotline available 24/7)
  • 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Safehouse Denver

Denver, CO

  • 303-318-9989 (crisis hotline available 24/7)

Survivors Organizing for LIberation
(formerly the Colorado Anti Violence Program

Denver, CO

  • 303-839-5204 (hotline available 24/7 for survivors of violence who identify as LGBTQIA)

Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment (DOVE)

Denver, CO

  • 303-831-7874 (hotline for domestic violence and sexual assault available 24/7 for deaf individuals)

Servicios de la Raza

  • 303-953-5930 (24/7 crisis hotline offered in Spanish and English)

University Resources

At the University of Denver, there are two types of resources available to help victims of sexual violence, abuse or any other type of gender-based violence.

Confidential: These resources offer strictly confidential services. Except in rare, extreme circumstances, nothing will be shared without the person's explicit permission.

Private: These conversations are kept as private as possible, but information about incidents of sexual misconduct must be shared with relevant administrators and a Title IX coordinator so that the University can take action if necessary for reasons of safety. In planning any response, the wishes of the person are given full consideration.

Strictly Confidential Resources at DU

These resources offer strictly confidential services. Except in rare, extreme circumstances, nothing will be shared without the person's explicit permission.

DU Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Empowerment (CAPE)
Director: Dr. Gillian Kaag
303-871-3853
103 Nelson Residence Hall
(CAPE supports survivor healing by providing advocacy and support for victims of sexual violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and relationship violence. All services are confidential and free of charge. CAPE oversees the CAPE Helpline).

DU CAPE Helpline
303-871-3000 (available 24/7) Ask to speak to the CAPE advocate on-call.
(Free and confidential resource supervised by CAPE. These trained advocates will assist survivors, and any family and friends, to cope with the physical, psychological, judicial and/or legal aftermath resulting from gender-based violence).

DU Health and Counseling Center (HCC)
303-871-2205: Daytime (if urgent, ask for counselor of the day)
303-871-3000: After hours (ask for counselor on-call)
Ritchie Center, Suite 3N

Counseling - provides individual or couples counseling; typically up to 10 sessions per academic year for students and up to 6 sessions per academic year for staff and faculty; .

CAPE can assist with connecting individuals with a counselor who specializes in their presenting concern; CAPE also can assist in clarifying what the cost will be for individuals given their insurance coverage.

If finances are a barrier to services, CAPE can assist with advocating for a possible fee reduction.

Crisis services (in-person or over the phone) are free.

Medical - provides full STI testing to include gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, hepatitis and rapid HIV testing, with results available in 15 minutes. Plan B and certain antibiotics available onsite. For non-emergency situations, medical staff can prescribe any medications required. The HCC also offers hepatitis and HPV vaccination when appropriate.

University Chaplain Services
Rev. Gary Brower, Ph.D.
University Chaplain
Office of Religious & Spiritual Life
Gary.brower@du.edu
Driscoll Student Center South, Suite 29

Private Resources at DU

These conversations are kept as private as possible, but information about incidents of sexual misconduct must be shared with relevant administrators and The Title IX coordinator so that the University of Denver can take action if necessary for safety reasons. In planning any response, the wishes of the person are given full consideration.

DU Campus Safety
303-871-3000 (Emergency)
303-871-2334 (Non-Emergency)
Reports of gender-based violence can be made 24/7. If a report is made, Campus Safety will submit the report to the Title IX Office for review. Campus Safety enforces no-contact orders, can provide safe escort services on campus, offers Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) classes on a monthly basis, and offers "Mace in your Face" classes, when requested.

DU Title IX Office (Office of Equal Opportunity)
Title IX Coordinator: Jean McAllister
303-871-7481
Investigator: Eric Butler
303-871-7016
Investigator: Siri Slater
303-871-7479
4th Floor, Mary Reed
If a DU community member has been perpetrated against by another DU community member in the form of stalking, relationship violence, sexual assault, or sexual harassment, the concern can be reported to the Title IX Office. The Title IX investigators are neutral and objective fact finders who will conduct an investigation regarding any concerns expressed. For incidents involving students, the findings of the investigation are submitted to Student Conduct to determine if any disciplinary actions will be taken against the responding party. For incidents involving employees, the findings of the investigation are submitted to HR and the employee's supervisor to determine if any disciplinary actions will be taken against the responding party.

DU Student Conduct
Director: Kristin Olson
303-871-3111
Driscoll North, Student Life Suite
If during the Title IX investigation a person wishes to seek a no-contact order against the responding party, Student Conduct will issue the orders to both parties. 

Office of Academic Advising
Executive Director: Dr. Niki Latino
303-871-2455
Driscoll Student Center, Suite 30
Experiencing the distress of gender-based violence can impact a student's ability to maintain the academic workload she/he was able to handle prior to the violence. CAPE can assist a student with interacting with the Office of Academic Advising which is responsible for assisting students who need to take a voluntary or medical leave of absence from the university, who need to withdraw from classes, or who need to seek exceptions to academic policy via the Committee for Academic Exceptions.

Disability Services Program
Director: Michele McCandless
303-871-2278/2372
Ruffato Hall, Fourth Floor
DSP is the only office on campus that can make an official evaluation regarding accommodations in the classroom. CAPE can provide the documentation needed for DSP in order to verify the need for accommodations. If the request comes through CAPE, the only information needed to be disclosed is that a trauma was experienced. CAPE can work with the survivor to identify what accommodations would be most beneficial to request.

Student Outreach and Support – Pioneers CARE
Director of Student Outreach and Support: Michael Johnson (undergraduate)
303-871-4724
care@du.edu
Driscoll Student Center North
2055 E. Evans Ave.

Director of Graduate Student Services: Molly Hooker (graduate)
303-871-2302
Mary Reed Building, Room 5

DU's Pioneers CARE outreach program – formerly Students of Concern – helps find solutions for students with academic, social, and other problems. Anyone can make a referral to the CARE program if direct outreach is needed for a person. When a CARE report is submitted, it will be directed to either the Director of Graduate Studies or to the Director of Student Outreach and Support Services depending on the student's status.

DU Center for Multicultural Excellence
303-871-2942
1981 South University Blvd.
Supports the DU community members with identity issues, diversity issues, and inclusive excellence issues at DU.

University of Denver Ombuds Office
Jenna Brown, Ombuds
303-871-4712
Ombuds Office
Academic Offices Annex
2400 S. Gaylord St.

The Ombuds Office provides informal assistance to faculty, staff, students, and others having a problem with or within the University of Denver.

Community Resources

There are a variety of resources available throughout the Denver Metro area to help victims of gender violence, their families and friends. These resources include:

  • Medical
  • Criminal justice
  • Sexual violence
  • Domestic/dating violence
  • Shelters
  • Population-specific services
  • Financial
  • Family/friend
  • Legal advocacy
Medical Resources

Denver Health Medical Center
777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
Main: 303-436-6000
SANE Program: 303-602-3007
Counties served: Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, and Jefferson Counties

Porter Adventist Hospital
2525 South Downing Street
Denver, CO 80210
Main: 303-778-1955
SANE Program: 303-430-2648
Counties served: Adams, Broomfield, Boulder, Denver, and Jefferson Counties

St. Anthony Hospital
11600 W. 2nd Place
Lakewood, CO 80228
Main: 720-321-0000
-or-
2551 W. 84th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031
Main: 303-426-2151
SANE Program: 303-430-2648
Counties served: Adams, Broomfield, Boulder, Denver, and Jefferson Counties

Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S. Potomac Street
Aurora, CO 80012
Main: 303-695-2600
SANE Program: 303-671-4945
Counties served: Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln Counties

Memorial Health System
1400 East Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Main: 719.365.5000
Forensic Examination Program: 719-365-8666
Emergency Department: 719-365-5221
Counties served: El Paso and Teller Counties

Criminal Justice

Denver Police Department
Sex Crimes Unit: 720-913-6040
Domestic Violence Hotline: 720-913-6071
Victim Assistance Unit: 720-913-6035
Non-Emergency (general): 720-913-2000

Denver District Attorney's Office
Main (General) Number: 720-913-9011
Family (Domestic) Violence Unit: 720-913-9008 or mxa@denverda.org
Crime Victim Compensation: 720-913-9253 or victimcomp@denverda.org
Victim Services Network: 720-913-9245
Denver Sheriff Department: City Jail: 720-913-7568

VINE (Victim Information Notification Everyday) 1-866-263-8463
VINE is an automated service to provide victims of crime with vital information of when an inmate is transferred or released. All registrations are anonymous. Victims are called at the time of release. All calls are free.

Sexual Violence

The Blue Bench (formerly the Rape Assistance and Awareness Program (RAAP))
Denver, CO (serves Denver, Jefferson, Douglas, Adams, Arapahoe, Elbert, Broomfield, Gilpin, and Lincoln Counties)
303-322-7273 (hotline available 24/7)
303-329-9922 (administrative line for counseling intake appointments)
303-329-0031 (Spanish) (available 24/7)
303-329-0023 (TTY) (available 24/7)
*Provides 24-hour hotline; individual trauma therapy (fee-based on a sliding scale) for survivors of sexual abuse; medical advocacy; legal advocacy; case management; group therapy; Spanish-speaking services*

Wings Foundation
Denver, CO (serves Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, El Paso, Gilpin, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Teller Counties)
303-238-8660
1-800-373-8671 (toll free)
*Provides group support for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse; makes referrals to qualified therapists; Spanish-speaking services*

Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA)
Boulder, CO (serves Boulder and Broomfield Counties)
303-443-7300 (available 24/7)
*Provides 24-hour hotline; individual counseling (fee-based on a sliding scale) for survivors of sexual assault; medical advocacy; legal advocacy; group therapy; Spanish-speaking services*

The Center for Trauma & Resilience (Formerly the Denver Center for Crime Victims)
Denver, CO (serves Denver metro area)
303-894-8000 (available 24/7)
303-718-8289 (Spanish) (available 24/7)
303-860-9555 (TTY) (available 24/7)
*Culturally and linguistically responsive crisis intervention services are available to all crime victims. The Denver Center for Crime Victims provides an immediate response to police requests for emergency services, as well as the victim's call for help; 24-hour hotlines; advocacy; crisis counseling (up to six sessions); support groups for trauma recovery process; therapist referral directory; elder/disability program; children, youth and families program; Mi Gente VAWA Legal Immigration Services; translation and interpreting center for more than 41 languages and dialects*

Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment (DOVE)
Denver, CO
303-831-7874 (available 24/7)
hotline@deafdove.org (guaranteed response within 15 minutes)

Trust, Education, Safety, Support, and Action (TESSA)
Colorado Springs, CO
719-633-3819 (available 24/7)
*24-hour crisis line, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, safety planning, community referrals, group and individual counseling for victims and their children*

Denver Children's Advocacy Center (DCAC)
Denver, CO
303-825-3850
*Conducts forensic interviews of children who may have experienced sexual abuse or other child abuse or may have witnessed violence; provides victim advocacy for families*

Sexual Assault Interagency Council (SAIC)
Denver, CO
720-913-9284

Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA)
303-839-9999
*State-wide sexual assault resources*

Domestic Dating Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) (available 24/7)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV)
303-831-9632
*State-wide domestic violence resources*

 

The Center for Trauma & Resilience (Formerly the Denver Center for Crime Victims)
Denver, CO (serves Denver metro area)
303-894-8000 (available 24/7)
303-718-8289 (Spanish) (available 24/7)
303-860-9555 (TTY) (available 24/7)
*Culturally and linguistically responsive crisis intervention services are available to all crime victims. The Denver Center for Crime Victims provides an immediate response to police requests for emergency services, as well as the victim's call for help; 24-hour hotlines; advocacy; crisis counseling (up to six sessions); support groups for trauma recovery process; therapist referral directory; elder/disability program; children, youth and families program; Mi Gente VAWA Legal Immigration Services; translation and interpreting center for more than 41 languages and dialects*

Trust, Education, Safety, Support, and Action (TESSA)
Colorado Springs, CO
719-633-3819 (available 24/7)
*24-hour crisis line, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, safety planning, community referrals, group and individual counseling for victims and their children*

Family Tree Domestic Violence Outreach Program
Wheat Ridge, Colorado (serves Jefferson and Adams Counties)
303-462-1060
*Support groups, individual and family (parent/child) counseling, Spanish speaking services*

Domestic Violence Initiative for Women with Disabilities
Denver, CO
303-839-5510
*Safety planning, individual counseling, direct court support, community resource navigation, case management, crisis intervention, medical accompaniment*

Alternatives to Violence
Loveland, CO (serves Loveland and South Larimer County)
970-669-5150
970-278-2083 (after hours)
*Advocates for victims' rights and provides support for victims of all violent crimes (specializes in domestic violence and sexual assault); individual and group counseling; safety planning; transitional housing for domestic violence victims*

Project PAVE
Denver, CO
303-322-2382
*Provides individual and group therapy for youth 4-24 affected by witnessing or experiencing relationship violence; court support; community referrals*

Shelters

Safehouse Denver
Denver, CO
303-318-9989 (available 24/7)
*Shelter, 24-hour crisis line, individual and group counseling, community referrals, same sex relationship support services for women, Spanish-speaking services*

Father Ed Judy House (Catholic Charities)
Denver, CO (serves Denver metro area)
303-866-7641
*Shelter, transitional services (case management)*

Brandon Center (Volunteers of America)
Denver, CO (serves Denver metro area)
303-620-9190
*Shelter, case management*

Gateway Battered Women's Services
Aurora, CO (serves Arapahoe County)
303-343-1851 (available 24/7)
*Shelter, 24-hour crisis line, individual and group counseling, community referrals, same sex relationship support services for women, Spanish-speaking services*

Women in Crisis Shelter (Family Tree)
Wheat Ridge, CO (serves Jefferson and Adams Counties)
303-420-6752 (available 24/7)
*Shelter (including transgender identified individuals), 24-hour crisis line, support and advocacy, same sex relationship support services for women, community referrals, Spanish-speaking services*

Alternatives to Family Violence
serves Adams County
Hotline: 303-289-4441 (available 24/7)
Admin: 303-289-7410 ext.1
Spanish Crisis Line: 720-317-4354 (available 24/7)
*Shelter, 24-hour crisis line, individual and group counseling, community referrals, Spanish-speaking services*

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN)
Boulder, CO (serves Boulder County)
303-444-2424 (available 24/7)
*Shelter, 24-hour crisis line, individual and group counseling, community referrals, legal advocacy, transitional services, Spanish-speaking services*

Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley
Longmont, CO (serves Boulder County)
303-722-4422 (available 24/7)
*Shelter, 24-hour crisis line, individual and group counseling, community referrals, legal advocacy, case management, Spanish-speaking services*

Women's Crisis and Family Outreach Center
Castle Rock, CO (serves Douglas and Elbert Counties)
303-688-8484 (available 24/7)
*Shelter (for women, men, and transgender individuals), 24-hour crisis line, individual and group therapy (including specialized trauma therapy, EMDR, equine therapy, and art therapy by licensed clinicians), community referrals, legal advocacy, case management*

Crossroads Safehouse
Fort Collins, CO (serves Northern Colorado)
970-482-3502 or 1-888-541-SAFE (7233) (available 24/7)
*Shelter (including women and men), 24-hour crisis line, individual and group counseling, legal advocacy, immigration services, transitional housing, community referrals, Spanish-speaking services*

Mountain Peace Shelter
Bailey, CO (serves mountain region)
303-838-8181 (available 24/7)
*Shelter (allows pets), 24-hour crisis line, case management, emotional support, suicide crisis intervention -- only serves women and children*

Arising Hope
Eastlake, CO
303-280-3180 (available 24/7)
*Shelter (allows pets), 24-hour crisis line, individual and group counseling, spirituality guidance, daycare, youth care, pet care -- only serves women and children*

A Woman's Place
Greeley, CO (serves Weld County)
970-356-4226 (available 24/7)
*Shelter, 24-hour crisis line, individual and group counseling, legal advocacy, emotional support, case management, legal advocacy*