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Sexual Assault Support


Sexual Assualt Survivor Advocate (513) 556-4328 

  • Provides free support and advocacy services including accompaniment and /or assistance in navigating any reporting, judicial affairs or police processes.  Advocates may provide limited confidentiality
  • Available either by phone or in person to answer any questions, provide support, talk through options and just listen 
  • Contact: Paisley Scarberry, Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate,  UC Women's Center, 571 Steger Student Life Center  (just above the Starbucks), (513) 556-4328.

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

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 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

University of Cincinnati Medical Center (SANE) Program (513) 584-4201

  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program provides medical attention to sexual assault survivors.
  • 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.