S.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.
S.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.
Thirteenth Judicial District,
Telephone or walk in, referral required
No 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.
501(c) 3 / Donations / Grants
Non-Profit Community Based
Victims and non-offending family members of sexual assault, and teenage girls who are homeless and are in need of temporary shelter.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. / Crisis line is 24/7