From the Director
It is my pleasure to serve the Thirteenth Judicial District of Colorado as the founder and Executive Director of SARA House since 2007. My leadership begins with the support from a Board of Directors that is committed to excellence in meeting the mission of our work as well as financial oversight. SARA House is one of few agencies in Colorado that provides sexual assault services for victims of all ages. Our services include victim advocacy, forensic interviewing of children, forensic experiential trauma interviewing of adults, forensic medical examinations, wellness examinations for children, and strangulation assessments. The SARA House locations in Fort Morgan, Sterling, and Yuma provide surroundings that are comfortable and welcoming to reduce the anxiety for victims/survivors as they report the most serious violations against them.
The SARA House must meet 10 professional standards for accreditation from the National Children’s Alliance. These standards hold our organization to the highest level of care and professionalism to meet the needs of individuals in our community. Through our collaborations and our work with multi-disciplinary teams, SARA House provides a comprehensive range of services to survivors and their families while avoiding duplication of services.
When we think of children we think of happiness, laughter, and playfulness. Abuse thrives in silence of secrecy, fear, and shame. Child advocacy centers help children to speak about the unspeakable, so they regain their joy and begin their healing. Our center is a non-profit that relies upon grant funding and donors to support our work. Please consider joining our efforts through financial support to ensure we are always available to help victims/survivors to heal, achieve justice, and create safety. Please be a partner with us to support children, youth, and adults so they can live their best life. Thank you.
Client Grievance Purpose:
SARA House aims to resolve problems and survivor grievances promptly and as close to the source as possible with graduated steps for further discussions and resolution at higher levels of authority as necessary.
Survivors shall be advised of their right to a grievance procedure by the posting of this policy in all SARA House offices and be provided with a copy of the policy as part of the intake procedure or upon request.
- You have the right to be heard, including if there is a conflict.
- You have the right to provide feedback to SARA House via anonymous surveys regarding your experience in SARA House programs.
- You have the right to grieve dissatisfaction with the care, treatment, or services you receive from SARA House. We will not discriminate, in any way, against any client who participates in a grievance process.
- If you believe that you have been denied services because of race, age, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran or physical or mental handicap, you may contact the Executive Director at 418 Ensign St., Fort Morgan, CO 80701 or call 970-867-2121 to discuss your concerns.