Finding Our Voices (FOV): Healing Art Activities for Survivors of Sexual Assault has received requests for information about support groups. FOV has found these organizations that serve sexual abuse survivors in the Colorado Springs area. Finding Our Voices makes no claims as to the efficacy of these groups; the following is provided for informational purposes only. There may be other groups available.
TESSA 719 633-3819
TESSAʼs mission is “to help women and their children achieve safety and well-being while challenging communities to end sexual and family violence.”
TESSA offers group psychotherapy to victims of sexual assault. TESSAʼs counselors are specifically trained to treat the psychological problems resulting from sexual assault. The counseling program offers psycho-educational support groups for victims to provide education about self-esteem, healthy relationships, goal setting and problem solving.
WINGS 303- 238-8660 or 800 373-8671 WINGS foundation “exists to help adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse heal.”
WINGS support groups are facilitated by a professional who is carefully screened and trained by the WINGS staff. Their role is to provide safety, stability and structure to the group, allowing group members to focus on their own issues rather than taking care of each other.
719-477-1515 http://www.dbsacoloradosprings.org DBSAʼs mission is “to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders.”
DBSA (Depression, BiPolar Support Alliance) offers a free self-help support group for women diagnosed with mood disorders along with a history of sexual abuse. The support groups offer people an opportunity to share personal experiences and learn coping skills from one another.
CCASA 303-861-7033 Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault: “working together for the elimination of sexual violence” (multiple resources and referrals). CCASA offers members pamphlets, newsletters, and holds meetings and webinars for training and legislation.
CCC Compassionate Counseling Consortium http://www.ccc-cs.org Behavioral health clinicians come together to provide outpatient counseling services to uninsured and underinsured persons for fees starting as low as $5.00 per contact or session, depending on income.
Safe Passage http://www.safepassagecac.org The authoritative regional resource for child sexual assault services, for the children and non-offending family members.
SCHTTE http://www.ht-colorado.org Southern Colorado Human Trafficking Task Force offers monthly meeting (second Tuesday) of many agencies/people involved in work against human trafficking. Also see: http://www.restoreinnocence.com, which is a local non-profit working to open a safe house for trafficking victims.
COVA http://www.ColoradoCrimeVictims.org The Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance sponsors many training programs including "Ending Violence Against Women" and "Engaging Men to End Sexual Violence."
RAAP http://www.RAAP.org Rape Assistance and Awareness Program is Denver's only rape crisis center. The primary goals are to assist victims and educate the public in the prevention of sexual violence.