We believe that every person has the right to live free of sexual assault.
We are moving to end sexual assault and the suffering it causes in our community.
We challenge all forms of oppression and recognize their connection to sexual violence.
Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) is a not-for-profit program of Mental Health Partners (MHP) and has served as the sexual violence resource center for Boulder County since 1972. MESA assists people who have experienced sexual violence by providing information about legal support, medical care, counseling referrals, and other community resources. MESA offers a 24-hour hotline, as well as in-person advocacy during criminal justice proceedings and at the hospital during forensic evidence collection with Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs).
We offer groups for people who have experience sexual violence, and groups for loved ones and friends of people who have experienced sexual violence. We also offer trauma-informed yoga for people who have experienced any form of trauma. MESA’s 24-hour hotline number is 303-443-7300.
Additionally, MESA provides prevention education in the community through programs such as Men Standing Up (MSU) and Peers Building Justice (PBJ), both aimed at empowering participants to lead in the transformation of our current culture, which normalizes and encourages sexual violence. The goal of MESA’s prevention education is to prevent sexual violence from occurring by creating a culture based on consent, safety and respect.