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Campus and Community Resources

On-Campus Support Resources

University Police
Callahan Police Station
781.891.3131 (open 24/7; staff from other offices can be contacted after hours, as requested)

The Residential Center
Student Center 310
781.891.2148

Center for Health and Wellness
Rhodes Hall, Ground Floor
781.891.2222

Counseling Center
Callahan Police Station, Second Floor
781.891.2274

Center for International Students and Scholars
Student Center 350
781.891.2829

Office of the Dean of Student Affairs
Student Center 330
781.891.2161
Student Center 330

Multicultural Center
Student Center 360
781.891.2132

Office of Graduate Student and Academic Services
LaCava 295
781.891.2348

Ombudsman, Office of the President
Rauch 301
781.891.2907

Spiritual Life Center
Student Center 330
781.891.2194

Relationship Violence Off-Campus Resources

Newton-Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02462
617.243.6000
Newton-Wellesley Hospital provides free and confidential services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Domestic violence and sexual trauma affects people of every race, culture, faith, age, gender identity and sexual orientation.

Love is Respect.org
Hotline: 866.331.9474 (for young adults and staffed by the organization’s Peer Advocates)
LoveisRespect.org is an online resource designed to engage, educate and empower youth and young adults to prevent and end abusive relationships.

Jane Doe, Inc. 
Jane Doe, Inc. is a statewide advocacy organization dedicated to preventing and abolishing sexual assault and domestic violence. They offer information and local resource listings by zipcode for individuals coping with relationship violence or sexual assault.

Casa Myrna
Hotline: 1.877.785.2020 (multilingual)
Casa Myrna provides safe housing, legal assistance, counseling, and other support services for survivors of domestic abuse and relationship violence. Services are offered in multiple languages.

REACH (Refuge, Education, Advocacy, Change)
Hotline: 1.800.899.4000
Based in Waltham, REACH offers free, community-based supportive services, including support groups, legal and community advocacy, and child and adolescent therapy. 

GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project
Hotline: 1.800.832.1901
The GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project assists and supports victims and survivors of domestic violence, focusing on the GLBTQ community by advocating for responsive public policy and access to culturally competent services.

Fenway Community Health Center (several locations)
1.888.242.0900
The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond, through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery
330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
617.667.8141
The Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery (CVPR) facilitates a comprehensive, integrated approach to addressing multiple forms of violence experienced in people's lives. Services for survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence include safety planning, individual counseling, and support groups. Call for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Sexual Assault Off-Campus Resources

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)
Hotline: 1.800.841.8371
Business: 617.492.9306
BARCC was founded in 1973 to create a hotline to answer calls from rape survivors. Today, it is a national leader in providing a 24-hour hotline, 24-hour medical advocacy, individual and group counseling, and legal advocacy. BARCC also provides community awareness and prevention services.

BARCC assists thousands of sexual violence survivors and their families, friends and communities each year, regardless of sex, gender identity, race, physical/developmental disabilities, income, ethnicity, class, religion, or sexual orientation. Services are provided in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French, with other languages available upon request.

Listing of Rape Crisis Centers in Massachusetts
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health listing of local rape crisis centers by geographic area/county.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02462
617.243.6000
Newton-Wellesley Hospital provides free and confidential domestic and sexual violence services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Domestic violence and sexual trauma affects people of every race, culture, faith, age, gender identity and sexual orientation. Newton-Wellesley provides sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE), as well as Boston Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) survivor advocates. SANE nurses are specially trained to assist and support the survivors without re-traumatizing the survivor during examination and evidence collection process.

Fenway Community Health Center (several locations)
1.888.242.0900
The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond, through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy.

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Hotline: 1.800.656.HOPE (4673)
The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN operates the national sexual assault hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE (4673) and the national sexual assault online hotline at rainn.org. The hotline offers free, confidential services. RAINN educates the public about sexual violence, and leads national efforts to prevent sexual violence, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery
330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
617.667.8141
The Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery (CVPR) facilitates a comprehensive, integrated approach to addressing multiple forms of violence experienced in people's lives. Services for survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence include safety planning, individual counseling, and support groups. Call for more information or to schedule an appointment.

SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners)
SANE (sexual assault nurse examiners) are registered nurses and nurse practitioners who have completed specialized training to assist sexual assault victims. They perform the pelvic exams and collect all forensic evidence (think CSI). SANE nurses are available at only specific hospital emergency rooms. The evidence collected is sealed in Massachusetts evidence collection kits (rape kits) and sent to a crime lab for evaluation. The SANE nurse records the victim's account of the assault and can testify at any legal proceedings.

Both the Boston Police Crime Lab and the State Police Crime Lab report that SANE nurses gather better evidence than non-SANE nurses. Also, having one person maintain control of all of the rape kit evidence before it gets to the lab reduces any chance of errors and makes prosecution of the perpetrator easier. The Massachusetts Department of Health reports that when a SANE nurse is utilized, a guilty verdict is returned 95 to 100 percent of the time.