Geography: United States
PO Box 18951
Denver, CO 80218
About the Rape Assistance and Awareness Program (RAAP)
The Rape Assistance and Awareness Program (RAAP) works towards the elimination of sexual violence by assisting victims through their healing and educating the public about sexual violence and its prevention.
RAAP was established in 1983 when a close friend of RAAP's 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, the Rape Assistance and Awareness Program.
RAAP's Victim Services Department provides services to both female and male survivors of rape and incest who are ages 13 and older. RAAP does not turn away individuals based on an inability to pay for services. Since 1983, RAAP has serviced over 425,000 people from the metro-Denver area.
- 24-Hour Rape Crisis Hotlines
- Victim Advocacy
- Counseling for Rape and Incest Survivors
- Education--Abuse Prevention Training
- Education--Self-protection and Empowerment Training (SET)
- Community Canvass - Raises awareness and money by going door-to-door in metro-Denver neighborhoods