The Blue Bench

A nonprofit organization

$115,424 raised by 782 donors

100% complete

$100,000 Goal

As metro Denver's only comprehensive sexual assault support & prevention center, The Blue Bench works tirelessly to eliminate sexual assault & diminish the impact it has on individuals, their loved ones & our community by providing a safe space for survivors & a platform for advocates.

Our hope is to one day live in a world where sexual assault no longer exists. Where there are no more victims, families and friends suffering in it's wake. This is our hope. This is what motivates our efforts. And until that day comes, our work is not complete.


At The Blue Bench, our mission is to eliminate sexual assault and diminish the impact it has on individuals, their loved ones and our community through comprehensive issue advocacy, prevention and care.

Background Statement

The Blue Bench was established in 1983 when a close friend of the three founders was raped. In the process of trying to find help for their friend, the three women learned that there was no agency providing low-cost services or immediate crisis intervention services for victims of sexual assault in Denver. The three women, experienced in grassroots fundraising, organized a door-to-door canvass to raise money and started Denver's first rape crisis center.

Organization Data


Organization name

The Blue Bench

other names

Rape Assistance and Awareness Program

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Human Services


P.O. Box 18951
Denver, CO 80218

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US





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