The Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA) Center's mission is to provide crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling for all those affected by sexual violence and provide prevention programs through community outreach and education.
Since 1974, SAVA has operated at the only resource for victims of sexual assault in Larimer County. SAVA began as a program through the Larimer Center for Mental Health and became a private nonprofit organization in 2003. In October 2010, SAVA expanded operations to Weld County to replace the defunct Sexual Assault Victim Resource Center.
SAVA is the only agency in northern Colorado providing the following sexual assault services: free and sliding-scale therapy; bilingual advocacy services; free support groups; experiential healing group; 24/7 rape crisis hotline; peer-led prevention education; school-based prevention groups; free community education; prevention-based youth mentoring.
"My therapist at SAVA helped me feel safe. She has helped me understand that what happened to me was not my fault. She has helped my self-esteem and I feel more deserving of a happy life."
-SAVA Client, age 17
"I was embarrassed to call SAVA. I felt it was all my fault and I was ashamed. I had been 'stuffing' the pain away. I learned that I didn't deserve it and I happily reached my goals to live again, love myself, and love others. I am strong and I love life!
-SAVA Client, age 55