Our Mission & Services

Pueblo Rape Crisis Services empowers survivors, provides victim advocacy, and builds community awareness to reduce sexual violence.

Support

  • Case Management: Our staff works with survivors both short and long term, providing continued support, information, resources, and advocacy.
  • Online Helproom: Offered once a week, the online Helproom is utilized to provide support in an anonymous fashion.
  • Community Referrals: Advocates and case managers provide referrals to appropriate community agencies to provide additional support through the healing process.

Advocacy

  • Hotline Response: 24/7 free and confidential advocacy, support, information, and resource referral through a crisis hotline.
  • Hospital Response: 24/7 free and confidential hospital accompaniment.
  • Court Accompaniment: Case managers offer emotional support through the entire process of prosecution.
  • Victim's Rights: Throughout the hospital process and anything that may come after, including the legal process, we help to ensure the fair and just treatment of each individual.
  • Victim Compensation: Victims of a crime may be eligible for victim compensation and can apply through the District Attorney's office.

Outreach

  • Prevention Education: PRCS is dedicated to educating and empowering young people in the Pueblo community. Prevention courses provide crucial information relating to sexual health, healthy relationships, consent, dating violence and sexual violence prevention, in order to promote positive development.
  • Community Education: PROS reaches out to community organizations and businesses to educate groups on the issue of sexual violence in the community, its impact, and prevention awareness.
  • Trainings: PRCS is available to help your group better prepare membersto respond effectively, support disclosures, and understand how sexual violence impacts us all.

Our Story

Pueblo Rape Crisis Services (although not originally called that) was initially a grassroots effort led by a group of community members who recognized the need to address the issue of sexual assault and rape. A small grant was written to provide crisis intervention and advocacy, primarily to women who had experienced sexual violence. Over the ensuing decades, the group became more solidified and at various points in time operated under the umbrella of the suicide prevention office and the child advocacy center.

In 2001, it was decided that PRCS should become its own 501(c)(3), utilizing the official name Pueblo SANE/SART, Inc. It was later decided that doing business as Pueblo Rape Crisis Services made more sense for community recognition. PRCS now provides case management, community prevention education, and has a crisis hotline that is staffed 24/7 with trained advocates. We serve 350 individuals annually.

Meet Our Team

Kristi Roque

Executive Director

Shelby Serena

Volunteer Program Coordinator

Kaila Alberici

Outreach Coordinator

Ryley Henninger

Case Manager

Board of Directors

Kirsten Taylor, President | Mary Cristelli, Vice-President | Jenifer Bartell, SecretaryBrett Wilson, TreasurerCarol Loats | Dawn Yengich

Let’s talk.

If you’ve been raped or sexually assaulted, please contact our 24/7 hotline at (719) 549-0549. If you’d like to reach out with any questions about our organization or ways to get involved, please fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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