If you or a loved one have suffered assault or abuse, call (970) 422-3202.The goal of Colorado Mountain Medical’s Victim First Care program is to provide Sexual Assault Nurse Examination and Forensic Nurse Examinations (SANE/FNE) for prompt medical care and emotional support to assault victims - right here in Eagle County, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
SANE/FNE examiners are specially trained registered nurses and nurse practitioners. Partnering with Bright Future Foundation, CMM’s Victim First Care program provides expert medical and forensic care, as well as access to confidential advocacy services and no-cost behavioral health services for anyone who has experienced sexual assault or interpersonal violence. Transportation options are available.
Why are these services important? This Victim First Care program provides comprehensive services for those who have experienced the following traumas:
- Sexual Assault
- Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Violence
- Elderly Violence with or without sexual contact
- Intimate Partner Violence for incidents of human trafficking
- Assault in captivity
Services not only include the physical examination, but also behavioral health support. A Bright Future Foundation advocate provides exam support on site, as well as post-assault follow-up and introduction to behavioral health resources in our valley.
Victims of sexual or physical assault can call the Assault Services Hotline at (970) 422-3202 to request an exam or discuss options relating to forensic evidence collection. For advocacy or housing support specific to domestic violence and sexual assault, call Bright Future Foundation’s 970-949-7086. Victims under the age of 18 should report to Child Protective Services at 1-844-CO-4-KIDS.
This program is funded by Vail Health.
Concerned about reporting? In Colorado there are three reporting options. Know your rights!
- LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT
When a victim chooses to obtain a medical forensic exam and chooses to participate in the criminal justice system at that time.
- MEDICAL REPORT
A victim chooses to obtain a medical forensic exam but at that time chooses to not participate in the criminal justice system. Evidence and information to law enforcement is released with victim identifying information. A medical reporting victim can choose to have evidence tested.
- ANONYMOUS REPORT
A victim chooses to obtain a medical forensic exam but at that time chooses to not participate in the criminal justice system. Evidence and information to law enforcement is released without victim identifying information. An anonymous reporting victim is consenting to evidence storage only.