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Resources for Women

On campus:

Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Counseling Center: The Counseling Center staff can help you find ways to manage difficult times and provide you with a comforting place to examine your life and learn more about yourself so you can realize your potential.
    • Phone: 303-615-9988
    • Hours: M-F 8:00am-12:00pm; and 1:00pm-4:30pm. Closed for lunch from 12:00pm-1:00pm. 
    • Location: Tivoli Student Union 651
    • Website/Link: https://msudenver.edu/counsel/

  • Phoenix Center: Ending Interpersonal Violence (IPV) through Prevention, Awareness and Support Services. The Phoenix Center at Auraria's mission is to implement campus response services, provide education, and facilitate dialogue related to IPV in the Auraria community.
    • Phone: 303-315-7250
    • Hours: Monday through Fridays 8am-5pm
    • Location: Tivoli Student Union 259
    • 24/7 hotline: 303-556-2255
    • Website/Link: http://www.thepca.org/

  • CARE: The CARE Team provides early assessment and referral when a student's behavior is flagged as concerning, risky, or potentially harmful to self, others, or the community. The team makes a good faith review of the information provided and suggests a reasonable course of action to mitigate risk, considering the needs of the individual within the context of the community.
  • Student Conflict Resolution Services: Conflict is an unavoidable part of life. It can be stressful and frustrating. It can also be an opportunity to solve problems and strengthen relationships. If you are experiencing conflict on campus, contact Student Conflict Resolution Services to talk about it.  They will help you understand your options for moving forward in a constructive way.

 

Offices and Student Organizations

  • Women’s Studies and Services: The mission of the Institute for Women's Studies and Services is to serve as a feminist hub for transformative education, programming and advocacy on issues of gender inclusion and social equity.
  • MSU Denver Feminist Alliance: The mission of the Feminist Alliance is: to articulate discussion surrounding discrimination, sexism, gender, race, class, sexual orientation and ableism. Through articulating these issues, they organize events, lectures and speakers on campus that give a voice to marginalized and oppressed people. They are a collaborative club and have secured a safe space for anyone to come and have their voice heard.
  • American Association of University Women at MSU Denver (AAUM): AAUW at MSU Denver is an association to empower women at the collegiate level and after graduation through mentorship and networking opportunities, leadership training and professional development support. 
  • LGBTQ Student Resource Center: The LGBTQ Student Resource Center is a tri-institutional office on the Auraria Campus serving the students, faculty and staff of Metropolitan State University of Denver, Community College of Denver and University of Colorado at Denver. They are available to all Auraria students as a resource for exploring issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.
    • Phone: 303-556-6333
    • Hours: Monday through Thursday 9am – 6pm and Fridays 9am – 5pm
    • Location: Tivoli Student Union 213
    • Website/Link: http://msudenver.edu/glbtss/

 

Off Campus:

  • Empowerment Program: The Empowerment Program provides support services, skills training, and a job finding network for women who have served time in prison or jail. The services give offenders the opportunity to reach financial and emotional self-sufficiency so they can avoid the revolving doors of prisons and jails.
  • Mi Casa Resource Center for Women: Provides employment and educational services that promote economic independence for low-income women, including career planning, job search assistance, supportive services, non-traditional employment counseling, and educational counseling.
  • University of Denver College of Law Mediation and Arbitration Clinic and Student Law Office: The clinic provides free mediation and arbitration services to people who have a dispute they have been unable to resolve—landlord/tenant issues, neighbor relations, etc. The clinic does not mediate divorce or child custody disputes. Law students handle civil and criminal cases for low-income people. Civil cases include landlord/tenant, public benefits (TANF, social security, food stamps), temporary restraining orders, and family law. Criminal cases include DUI/DWI and misdemeanor offenses.
  • Project Pave: Provides free or low-cost community and home-based educational and support services, to youth who have been victims and/or are current offenders of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse, including incest, teen dating violence, date rape, and gang violence, and for children who are from violent homes. Pave also has an active teen mothers' program.
  • Northeast Women’s Center: Addresses the multiplicity of problems faced by women, single heads of households, teenage parents, displaced workers, and high school drop-outs in the Northeast quadrant. Services include sexual assault counseling, advocacy for women and family concerns, career counseling, individual and group counseling, and teen pregnancy education programs.
    • Phone: 303-355-3486
  • The Center for Trauma & Resilience: Offers legal immigration services for women and men - under the Violence Against Women Act. We assist undocumented immigrants to get legal status, providing counseling, legal representation, trauma - sensitive yoga, etc) All of our services are without cost. We are currently serving about 150 people from 22 countries. We provide interpreting services in 40 languages/dialects.

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