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Sexual Assault Support

Dear UC students, faculty and staff,

The list below outlines campus and community gender-based and sexual assault support services available as of Monday, October 5, 2015.  The 24-hour hotline through Counseling & Psychological Services is available at 513-556-0648 for those in immediate crisis. 

We will continue to provide updates to this list as these resources continue to expand.


Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)  (513)556-0648 (24 hours)

  • Provides free, confidential crisis intervention, support groups, advocacy and ongoing individual counseling services to students who have experienced sexual violence, sexual harassment, stalking and/or intimate partner violence while enrolled at UC
  • Emergent walk-in services are available during office hours, 8:30 - 4:00pm.
  • After-hours helpline staffed by professional counselors available at  (513) 556-0648
  • Sexual Assault support counselors: Abby Lewis, MA, LICDC, LPCC and Anusha Zechella, Ph.D.
  • Provides free support and advocacy services including accompaniment and /or assistance in navigating any reporting, Title IX, judicial affairs, or police processes.  Cannot provide confidentiality.
  • Available either by phone or in person to answer any questions, provide support, talk through options and just listen
  • Contact: Jennifer Rowe,  Crime Victim Services Coordinator, Public Safety, 45 West Corry Boulevard, One Edwards Boulevard Center, Suite 3115
  • Let's Talk is a mental health program that provides confidential drop-in consultations for students.  It's free, no appointment is necessary, and students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.  Let's Talk is not a substitute for formal counseling and doesn't constitute mental health treatment but the counselors can lend a compassionate ear and provide support.  Consultants can offer guidance on accessing additional resources on campus.
  • Location:  559 Steger Student Life Center; Monday & Thursday 1pm-3pm. 
  • Staffed by gender-based and sexual assault support counselors:  Anusha Zechella, Ph.D. and Betsy Lehman, Ph.D.

Title IX Office

  • Provides investigation and accommodation for students filing a report with the University of Cincinnati
  • Contact: Jyl Shaffer, Title IX Coordinator (513) 556-3349.

Domestic Violence and Protective Order Clinic  (513) 241-9400

  • Provides free and confidential representation to  victims of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault and human trafficking in civil protection order hearings
  • Contact: Kenyatta Mickles at (513) 241-9400 

UC Police & Public Safety  (513)556-1111

  • The UC Police have a dedicated victim support team available for sexual assault survivors.
  • Making a police report and ensuring that evidence is collected is important to preserve the option of prosecution, but it does not mean you have to prosecute.


Women Helping Women (513) 381-5610

  • Non-university, community-based free, confidential support, accompaniment and advocacy. Located at 215 East 9th St., 7th Floor.
  • Provides support groups and hospital, court & police accompaniment
  • Walk-in or call 24-hour crisis hotline  (513) 381-5610
TriHealth CARES, Bethesda North Hospital (513) 865-5163
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program provides medical attention to sexual assault survivors - Jennifer Hall
  • Nurses on-call 24-hours, trained to help sexual assault survivors. 

YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter (888) 872-9259

  • Domestic violence shelter in Hamilton County serving 55 women and children
  • Also provides case management, advocacy and referral
  • For  the YWCA  shelter serving Brown and Clermont Counties, call (800) 540-4764.