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Resources on and around campus for victims of sexual abuse

By Sara Cody

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Sexual Assault-General Information

These national websites feature basic Information on creating a basic infrastructure of knowledge on sexual assault. These sites features advice, prevention tips, statistics, links to other helpful resources, printable literature about sexual assault,blogs, basic resources, and lists national events that bring awareness to sexual assault. Search by state for organizations and support groups for sexual assault.

  1. R.A.I.N.N. Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network Information Page
  2. National Sexual Violence Resource Center
  3. S.A.R.A. Sexual Assault Resource Agency
  4. Sexual Assault Training & Investigations
  5. FAQ page

Local Sexual Assault Support Centers

Each of these locations offers a variety of resources for survivors of sexual assault. Many of these places provide a 24-hour emergency hotline that dispenses support and advice. These locations also offer private counseling, group support sessions, medical, legal and police advocacy. Some locations offer birth control and emergency contraception, options counseling for pregnancy, STD Testing and Treatment, and gynecological care.


  1. Everywoman’s Center
  2. Rape Crisis and Violence Prevention Services
  3. University Health Services
  4. UMass Police Department

Western Mass

  1. Tapestry Health-Amherst
  2. YWCA of Western Massachusetts- Springfield
  3. Elizabeth Freeman Center-Pittsfield
  4. New England Center for Women in Transition-Greenfield
  5. Safe Passage-Northampton
  6. Service Net-Northampton
  7. The Jump-Start After School Program-Holyoke
  8. W.A.S.H. Women Against Sexual Harrassment-South Hadley
  9. Womanshelter/Companeras

Legal Services, Treatment and Information for Western Mass

These locations offer legal counsel for survivors of sexual assault. Other services include crisis intervention and referrals to appropriate social service agencies.

  1. Victim Rights Law Center (Western MA)
  2. Hampden County District Attorney Victim/Witness Program
  3. Holyoke Medical Center
  4. Western Massachusetts Health Center-Springfield
  5. Women’s Health at Baystate Medical Center-Springfield

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One Response to “Resources on and around campus for victims of sexual abuse”

  1. Chantel on March 9th, 2010 11:30 pm

    If you’re sexually assaulted and need a ride to the hospital, everywomen’s center offers free rides to the hospital.


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