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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 Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Detailed update on campus resources and prevention efforts.

We will continue to provide updates as services and initiatives expand.


ON-CAMPUS RESOURCES:

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.

OFF-CAMPUS RESOURCES:

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.