Support services for survivors of sexual assault
If you are a survivor of sexual assault, you are not alone. There are many paths to healing, and it is never too late to seek help. Many survivors find it helpful to speak with a professional and/or join a support group with other survivors. There are several opportunities for individual and group counseling available on campus and in the community.
There are various ways to access support services on campus. If you are uncertain where to start, or would like to discuss which counseling options would work best for you, contact Health Education Services (HES). HES offers free and confidential crisis intervention and options counseling, including information on counseling options, medical care, law enforcement and judicial options, housing relocation, and other practical matters. HES is located in 207 Village C West, and you can set up an appointment by calling 202-687-8949. All services are free and confidential for Georgetown students.
The Counseling & Psychiatric Service
If you know that you would like to seek individual or group therapy on campus, you can go directly to The Counseling & Psychiatric Service (CAPS). CAPS has a therapist on staff who specializes in trauma. To set up an appointment, call CAPS at 202-687-6985. CAPS also offers a campus support group for survivors of sexual assault. CAPS is located in Darnall Hall and all services are completely confidential.
If you prefer to seek support services off-campus, the Sexual Assault & Health Issues Coordinator and CAPS Trauma Specialist can provide you with information about community resources, including private therapists and organizations that specialize in working with survivors of sexual assault. Additionally, DC Rape Crisis Center offers free, confidential individual and group counseling for survivors of adult and child sexual abuse in the community. Call 202-232-0789 or visit http://www.dcrcc.org to access these services. DC Rape Crisis Center also offers a 24-hour crisis hotline at 202-333-RAPE (7273).
If you have additional questions about campus and community counseling and support services, please contact Health Education Services at 202-687-8949 for confidential information and support.
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