1. Help is available 24/7. Information for survivors is always available on the SAFE@UNC website (safe.unc.edu/get-help). Survivors can also reach someone 24/7 by calling
- The Orange County Rape Crisis Center Hotline: 1-866-WE-LISTEN (866) 935-4783
- The Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County 24-Hour Hotline: 919-929-712.
2. Survivors can receive medical attention regardless of gender identity or expression. If survivors are a UNC student, they can see a forensic nurse examiner in the Women’s Health department of Campus Health Services (919-966-2281) or the UNC Hospitals Emergency Department regardless of gender identity or expression.
3. Survivors can speak out. Project Dinah has a blog (http://speakoutunc.blogspot.com/) where survivors can write about their experiences with sexual assault and interpersonal violence.
4. Survivors can find a safe place to live. If a survivor feels unsafe in their residence hall room or apartment, UNC Housing and Residential Education may be able to provide a temporary, private and confidential “Safe Room.” For more information contact the Office of the Dean of Students (919-966-4042).
5. Survivors can participate in group or individual therapy at Counseling and Wellness. Survivors can walk-in for a first time individual session Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Survivors can view group therapy options at http://campushealth.unc.edu/cws/counseling-services/group-therapy.
Want to know more about resources for sexual assault survivors? This month in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) there will be numerous events on campus about sexual assault prevention and resources.
April 9 – Passive Program in the Quad
April 13 – Rape Free Zone
April 19 – The Naked Truth: How the Media Shapes Us
April 25 – SAAM Celebration at the Crunkleton