Moving to End Sexual Assault

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Basic Information

Address: 2336 Canyon #103 Boulder, CO 80302
Phone Number: 303-443-0400
Fax Number: 303-443-0187
Director: Janine D'Anniballe

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Sexual Assualt
Clearances Required: Yes
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: sexaul assault victims/survivors
Ages for Volunteer: 18+
Hours of Service: 30/month
Minimum Hours Required: 30/month
Days of Service: Vary
Mission Statement:

We believe that every person has the right to live free of sexual assault. We are moving to end sexual assault and the suffering it causes to our community. We challenge all forms of oppression and recognize their connection to sexual violence.

Program History:

Since 1972, Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) has helped thousands of survivors of sexual assault, their friends, and families. It is the only rape crisis center in Boulder and Broomfield counties. MESA is a program of Mental Health Partners serving the Colorado counties of Boulder and Broomfield.

MESA’s mission is to end the suffering in our community caused by sexual assault. We believe every person has the right to live free of sexual assault. Through our client services we are here to help sexual assault survivors and their loved ones today. Through our prevention education programs we are working toward changing tomorrow to ensure a world free of sexual assault.

MESA provides support and services to ALL survivors of sexual violence and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, education, geographic location, age, ability, language, national origin, culture, immigration status, politics, profession, religious beliefs and/ or spirituality.

Professionally trained volunteer counselors answer the 24-Hour English/ Spanish Hotline (303) 443.7300. Volunteer counselors provide one-on-one help with medical care, reporting options, and available community services. English/ Spanish individual therapy and group options are available at MESA.

MESA believes primary prevention is the solution to ending sexual violence in the future. The prevention program at MESA includes a Peers Building Justice Program, Green Dot, and Men Can Stop Rape initiatives. MESA is committed to evidenced based/ bystander solutions in all its prevention programs. Annually we have provided prevention education to 2500 middle/high school students and 704 non-student professional and non-student community participants.

Additional Information:

Counselors (women and men) serve on the hotline and may accompany survivors to the hospital and police interviews.

Training is 40 hours of intensive education on the psychological, medical and legal implications of sexual assault, as well as all forms of oppression and how they are interconnected. Crisis intervention and counseling skills are developed through discussion, role-plays and feedback.

Volunteers must complete the application and screening interview process, attend all training sessions, and have access to a private telephone while on-call.

Volunteers should also attend two evening meetings per month and fulfill at least a 6 month commitment. Hotline shifts can be scheduled around other commitments.