Health Education, Promotion & Wellness


Sexually Assaulted or Raped?

How to Get Help for Yourself or a Friend

 ON CAMPUS EMERGENCY: 508.999.9191 (9191)
OFF-CAMPUS EMERGENCY: 911

 Click here for information on what to do immediately following a sexual assault or rape.

Click here for information on reporting options.

Click here to access the online Sexual Assault Anonymous Reporting Form.

Click here for information on how to help a survivor.

 oncampus    On Campus

The following offices are prepared to help you consider your options and obtain needed services following a sexual assault or rape.

Public Safety
www.umassd.edu/publicsafety
508.999.9191
> Also offers RAD, a self-defense program for women.

Counseling Center
www.umassd.edu/counseling
508.999.8650

Health Services
www.umassd.edu/studentaffairs/health
508.999.8982

Housing and Residential Life
www.umassd.edu/housing/
508.999.8995
Residential students can also seek help from their Resident Director (RD) or the RD on duty.

Judicial Affairs
www.umassd.edu/studentaffairs/judicialaffairs/

508.910.6402

Student Affairs
www.umassd.edu/studentaffairs
508.999.8600

Women's Resource Center
www.umassd.edu/wrc
508.910.4584



offcampus     Off-Campus Support & Hotlines

Hospitals

St. Luke's Hospital and Charlton Memorial Hospital both have Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) available to assist people who have been sexually assaulted/raped. Click here for additional information.

St. Luke's Hospital
www.southcoast.org/stlukes
508.997.1515
101 Page Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Click here for directions to St. Luke's Hospital.


Charlton Memorial Hospital
www.southcoast.org/charlton
508.679.3131
363 Highland Avenue
Fall River, MA 02720

Click here for directions to Charlton Memorial Hospital.


Law Enforcement/Police:

Dartmouth Police
www.dartmouthpd.org
508.910.1700

Fall River Police
www.frpd.org
508.676.8511

New Bedford Police
508.991.6340

Westport Police
www.westport-ma.gov/WPD.html
508.636.1122


Local:

The Women's Center
www.thewomenscentersc.com
Office: 508.996.3343
24-Hour Hotline: 508.999.6636 (508.99WOMEN)
405 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

> All services are free and confidential
> 24-Hour Hotline 508.999.6636 (508.99WOMEN). Professionally trained volunteers provide immediate crisis intervention to ALL victims of sexual asssault and their loved ones.
> Advocacy accompaniment for all sexual assault victims to hospitals, police stations, district attorney's office and courts of law.
> Medical, legal, and psychological referrals
> Short term in-person counseling
> Support groups for women and teens
> Advocacy accompaniment and support for HIV testing


Statewide:

SafeLink
24-Hour, Multi-Lingual Hotline: 1.877.785.2020
SafeLink is a 24-hour, multi-lingual hotline for programs in Massachusetts. An advocate can talk with you about your needs and help you identify resources. They can connect you to services for both sexual assault and intimate partner/domestic violence.


Fenway Community Health, Violence Recovery Program
www.fenwayhealth.org
VRP@fenwayhealth.org
1.800.834.3242

> Provides counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) victims of sexual assault, bias crime, domestic violence, and police misconduct.
> Other services include the region's only support group for male survivors of rape and sexual assault, a support group for GLBT domestic violence supporters, advocacy with the courts and police, and assistance with victim compensation.
> Short-term counseling to survivors and their families
> Referral services


Nationwide:

National 24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 1.800.656.HOPE

 

online     Online

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
www.rainn.org
The nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and also carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims, and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.


Jane Doe, Inc.: The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
www.janedoe.org
Jane Doe, Inc., The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, brings together organizations and people committed to ending sexual assault and domestic violence.  Jane Doe, Inc. operates SafeLink, a 24-hour, free, multi-lingual hotline for programs in Massachusetts (1.877.785.2020). An advocate can talk with you about your needs and help you identify shelters, programs, and other resources. They can connect you to services for both sexual assault and intimate partner/domestic violence.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
1.877.739.3895
www.nsvrc.org


MaleSurvivor
www.malesurvivor.org
MaleSurvivor is committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through treatment, research, education, advocacy and activism. Their website includes information for survivors and professionals about male sexual victimization as well as a Discussion Board and live Chat Room where survivors can network and support one another, anonymously if they wish. MaleSurvivor also publishes a newsletter and sponsors periodic conferences and healing retreats.


AdvocateWeb
www.advocateweb.org
The largest internet resource dealing with sexual misconduct, exploitation, and abuse of clients by mental health professionals, medical professionals, clergy, lawyers, educators, and law enforcement officials. AdvocateWeb offers extensive free resources for victims, survivors, their families, friends, victim advocates, and professionals seeking to address this problem.


Related Resources:
Download What you need to know about rape and sexual assault, a handbook produced by the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center adobe



 Last Updated On: 3/27/08

Contact Info:

Beth-Anne Vieira, MPH
Coordinator, Health Education and Promotion
T - 508.910.6965
bvieira@umassd.edu