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If you or someone you know is in danger or needs immediate help, call 911.  Click here for important information regarding calling 911 from a mobile device.

If you are a UCDC student or faculty from any UC campus and you have experienced sexual violence, sexual harassment, or other prohibited conduct per the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment, the CARE advocacy support office at your home campus offers confidential support resources and guidance to you.  If you choose not to file a report, you can get help through any of the resources listed below:

Berkeley 

Davis

Irvine

Los Angeles

Merced

Riverside

San Diego 

Santa Barbara

Santa Cruz  

(510) 642-1988

530) 752-3299

(949) 824-7273

(310) 825-0768

(209) 386-2051

(951) 827-6225

(858) 534-5793

(805) 893-4613

(831) 502-2273

If you are a UCDC student from any of our guest campuses, you can contact your campus’ Title IX office to learn more about available resources at your home campus. You may contact the UCDC Title IX Officer and/or the Director of Student Services listed here in order to assist you in connecting with the Title IX Officer and other available resources at your home campus.

University of Michigan

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

University of San Francisco

Help Somone

If you or someone you know is in danger or needs immediate help, call 911.

If your friend or colleague has experienced sexual violence and/or sexual harassment, here are some ways you can be supportive:

  • Let them know university resources are available:
  • If your friend is a student, faculty, or staff member, let them know that help is available for confidential support and guidance.
  • Listen. Offer support and compassion. Be patient and try to avoid interrupting them or making statements that may be judgmental.
  • Don’t ask for details about what happened or why it happened. Let your friend share what they are comfortable sharing. Avoid questions that suggest blame.
  • Challenge statements of self-blame. Let your friend know the responsibility for the violence or harassment does not lie with your friend, regardless of what they did leading up to, during, or after what happened.
  • If your friend wants to seek medical attention or report the incident, offer to accompany that person to the hospital, police station, campus security, etc.
  • Ask how you can help.
  • Respect your friend's privacy. Do not tell others about your friend's incident or reveal any names or details, without permission.
  • Take care of yourself. Supporting a friend who has experienced sexual violence and/or harassment can be a very emotional and challenging experience. Pay attention to your needs — this could mean setting boundaries, spending time on activities you enjoy, or talking to a friend or counselor if needed.

Confidential Resources Available in Washington D.C.:

For Students (While in D.C.)
For Faculty and Staff

UCDC Counseling Services

Parkhurst Associates Mental Health Services

On-site counseling at UCDC or at their Dupont Circle Office at 1755 S Street NW.

On-site counseling is available at UCDC on a limited basis and at no charge in Room 359. Walk-ins are welcome during typical office hours: Mondays 6:00PM - 9:00PM and Wednesdays 4:30PM - 7:30PM.

Appointments may be scheduled by calling 866-551-1456 or   202-234-7738 or via e-mail at ucdccounseling@gmail.com.

Behavioral Health Benefits

Employees and their eligible dependents enrolled in UC’s Health Plans have access to behavioral health counseling services through Optum Health. (Learn more about this option.)

DC Rape Crisis Center | (202) 333-RAPE (24/7 hotline)

For information on indiviudal or group counseling as a survivor of sexual violence or as a partner, friend, or family member of a survivor, please contact the Intake Coordinator at intake@dcrcc.org or 202-232-0789.

D.C. Rape Crisis Center

The DC Rape Crisis Center Advocates are a confidential resource for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence (domestic violence/dating violence) and stalking.  They provide a safe place to talk and any conversations with an advocate remain confidential. 

A consultation with an advocate does not constitute a formal report and can:

  • Provide confidential emotional support, whether the assault occurred on or off campus, and regardless of whether you were a UC student at the time.
  • Connect you with medical care, while you are in DC if you need it.
  • Explain your options for filing a report with law enforcement, as well as your options if you choose not to report, so you can make the decision that’s right for you.
  • Help you understand your legal rights.
  • Facilitate housing needs, academic adjustments and other accommodations.

UCDC Counseling Services

Assessment needs, medication management, and on-going psychotherapy are available at 1755 S Street NW, and may be covered by your health insurance policy. Please ask a counselor for help in determining costs and benefits for services other than the short-term counseling provided by UCDC. All mental health services provided are strictly confidential.

Visit www.parkhurstassociates.com for more information. 

Behavioral Health Benefits

Employees and their eligible dependents enrolled in UC’s Health Plans have access to behavioral health counseling services (Learn more about this option).