S.A.R.A.,Inc. / Sexual Assault Response Advocates

 
Data Provided By
United Way of Weld County United Way of Weld County
General Information
Description of AgencySexual Assault/Child Advocacy Center
MissionS.A.R.A., Inc. is dedicated to the empowerment of sexual assault victims through direct client services; community education that impacts deep-seated beliefs and behaviors; and the development of a coordinated community response to the crime of sexual assault.
HistoryS.A.R.A., Inc. received its Nonprofit 501(c) (3) status in 2007. The agency is located in a beautiful Victorian-style house in Fort Morgan, Colorado. S.A.R.A. is the only Sexual Assault/Child Advocacy Center in northeastern Colorado providing sexual assault services for victims of all ages. S.A.R.A.'s child advocacy center received professional accreditation with the National Children's Alliance in 2011. S.A.R.A. fills a significant role in meeting the specialized needs of victims by providing services including: confidential, trauma-informed advocacy; forensic interviewing; forensic medical examinations; trauma-focused therapy; culturally specific and language accessible outreach and advocacy; community education; and coordination of multi-disciplinary teams throughout the district. S.A.R.A. is poised to effectively coordinate, improve, and expand the safety-net of services for all sexual assault victims in the seven-county district.
The service area is seven rural counties, approximately 11,400 square miles (the size of the State of Massachusetts) with a population of approximately 84,000 people. The agency was founded to provide a child-friendly, safe and neutral environment where police investigators and detectives, social workers, mental health therapists, and medical professionals could talk with victims and their non-offending family members. The facility is child and family friendly and provides surroundings that lessen the anxiety of a child who has been victimized or is a witness to a violent crime. Children and teens who have been sexually or physically abused can tell their stories to trained forensic interviewers, undergo comprehensive medical forensic examinations performed by specially trained sexual assault nurse examiners, receive trauma-focused therapy, and on-going victim advocacy support. Adult victims of reported and non-reported incidents of sexual assault may receive a forensic medical examination, specialized trauma informed advocacy, and trauma-focused therapy.
LocationMorgan County
Geographic AreaThirteenth Judicial District,
Intake ProcedureTelephone or walk in, referral required
Intake RequirementsNo intake is necessary except forensic interviewing and forensic examination of children are by referral from law enforcement and / or departments of human services. Adult victims of sexual assault may receive and examination upon request.
Funded By501(c) 3 / Donations / Grants
Licensed ByCity, State
Agency TypeNon-Profit Community Based
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish/Spanish
EligibilityVictims and non-offending family members of sexual assault, and teenage girls who are homeless and are in need of temporary shelter.
 
Availability
Hours of OperationMonday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. / Crisis line is 24/7
 
Contact Information
Contact's NamePaula Bragg
Contact's PositionExecutive Director
Contact's Phone(970) 867-2121
Contact's Emailsarainc@yahoo.com
Physical Site Address 1418 Ensign St
Physical Site City, State, ZipFort Morgan, CO 80701
Mailing Address 1PO. Box 633
Mailing City, State, ZipFort Morgan, CO 80701
Main Phone(970) 867-2121
Hotline PhoneCall 970-867-2121 for questions or services: Press
TDD Phone1-855-440-SARA(7272)
Fax(970) 867-4714
Emailsarainc@yahoo.com
Web Addresswww.sarainc.org
 
Additional Information
Date Agency Entered01/223/2007
SourceWeld
 
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: S.A.R.A.,Inc. / Sexual Assault Response Advocates
Affiliated Programs: S.A.R.A.,Inc. / Sexual Assault Response Advocates
Affiliated Services: Sexual Assault Support and Prevention / S.A.R.A., Inc.