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Support Services

There are multiple support services and resources available to individuals both on and off of the University’s Campus. These support services and resources may include, but are not necessarily limited to, counseling, health services, mental health services, victim advocacy, legal assistance, visa and immigration services, and/or the availability of forensic exam (i.e. “SANE”). A list and brief description of specific support services and resources available to individuals can be found in Appendix C.

Resources, Accommodation & Support Service Contact Information

The list below contains contact information for entities providing confidential counseling, advocacy, physical health, mental health, legal, or immigration services on and off campus in Pueblo and El Paso counties. CSU-Pueblo makes no warranties, either express or implied, regarding confidentiality or with respect to any other aspect of services offered by resources off campus.

University Student Counseling Center (Confidential)

Psychology Building, Room 236, 719.549.2830

The mission of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Student Counseling Center is to provide a professional and confidential setting that meets the psychological, emotional, and developmental needs of students as they pursue their academic goals.

University Student Health Center (Confidential)

Psychology Building, Room 131, 719.549.2830

The mission of Student Health Services is to provide acute and preventative care and promote wellness, to encourage academic success and leadership of the student population.

Parkview Hospital Emergency Department

400 W. 16th Street, Pueblo, Colorado, 719.584.4400

Parkview’s 32-bed Emergency Department treats a variety of medical conditions, ranging from minor cuts and illnesses to life threatening injuries to provide you and your family emergency services. As a Level II Trauma Center, the ER is staffed around the clock with an elite team of medical professionals who are here to treat, diagnose and provide continued care when necessary.

Parkview Hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program

400 W. 16th Street, Pueblo, Colorado 719.584.4400

Parkview Medical Center’s team of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE Nurses) are trained, experienced and committed professionals who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Rapid and appropriate response is crucial to reducing the immediate trauma that the victim experiences as well as improving patient’s potential for long term recovery.

A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner is an expert forensic clinician trained to provide comprehensive and sensitive sexual assault examinations. As a professional registered nurse who has received specialized forensic education, a SANE demonstrates clinical competence in the collection of forensic evidence for both adult and child victims, as well as suspect evidence collection and has the ability to provide expert witness testimony in a court of law.

The goal of SANE Programs is to reduce the physical and psychological trauma of SA victims and improve evidence collection through a sensitive and timely forensic examination. SANE programs have brought the care of the SA victim to an era of prompt comprehensive treatment with meticulous collection and documentation of legally sound evidence as well as compassionate care and support.

Pueblo Rape Crisis Center (Confidential)

503 N. Main Street, Pueblo, Colorado 719.549-0549 (Crisis Hotline) 719.544.1191 (General)

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 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.

Support

  • Case Management: Our staff works with survivors both short and long term, providing consistent and continued support, information, resources, and advocacy
  • Support Groups: Offered twice a year, support groups are facilitated by a licensed counselor and connects survivors to each other.

Referrals

  • Community Referrals Advocates and case managers provide referrals to appropriate community agencies to provide additional support through the healing process
  • Referrals are given case by case and to the needs of each individual client
  • Referrals include but are not limited to continued health care support, mental health support, substance abuse intervention, legal support, suicide prevention

A Community Organization for Victim Assistance (ACOVA)

920 N. Main Street, Pueblo, Colorado, (719) 583.6250

  • Advocates are trained in crisis intervention to help victims with their trauma and getting them back on track
  • We assist victims following a crime or incident by providing crisis intervention, referrals to supportive agencies such as emergency shelter, victim compensation funds and counseling
  • ACOVA can assist with requesting a restraining order through the county courts
  • Information on restraining orders and ACOVA's restraining order clinic is also available on ACOVA's website at http://acovapueblo.org

Colorado Legal Service (Confidential)

1000 W. 6th St., Pueblo, Colorado, (719) 545.6708

Non-profit organization whose mission is to provide meaningful access to high quality, civil legal services in the pursuit of justice for low-income persons and members of vulnerable populations throughout Colorado.

CSU-Pueblo Financial Aid Office

Administration Building – Second Floor, (719) 549.2713

Colorado State Employee Assistance Program

633 17th Street, Suite 1600 Denver, CO 80202, (303) 866-3000

This program is a professional assessment, referral, and short-term counseling service offered to State employees with work-related or personal concerns, as well as a resource for supervisors and managers. Counseling services are confidential and free of charge.

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