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Confidential Resources

Confidential resources can provide you with support, connect you with other support resources and can provide information about your options if you are interested in taking steps to address the misconduct you experienced.

When you speak to confidential resources, they will not share the information that you discuss and they will not notify Brandeis of the incident.

Prevention, Advocacy and Resource Center (PARC)

781-736-3371
781-736-3370 (24/7 hotline)
parc@brandeis.edu

The Prevention, Advocacy and Resource Center (PARC) provides education, empowerment and confidential support related to sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence and stalking through peer advocates and professional staff. Whether you personally have experienced violence, you aren't sure how to feel about an experience you had, or you are worried about a friend — PARC is available to help with information about options, advocacy on your behalf, accompaniment to resources such as the police or court, and more. Confidential advocates are available 24/7 via the hotline and drop-ins are welcome from noon to 5 p.m. any day classes are in session. Appointments are always available with professional staff.

Brandeis Counseling Center (BCC)

781-736-3730
781-736-3785 (after hours emergency consultation)
bcc@brandeis.edu (non-urgent email)

The Brandeis Counseling Center (BCC) provides counseling for students in times of stress, and is experienced in dealing with deeper developmental and psychological issues ranging from trauma and depression to substance abuse and eating disorders. Treatment is available in English, Cantonese, Hebrew, Mandarin, and Spanish. All concerns are addressed with sensitivity to and respect for diversity and individuality. The BCC can provide confidential, short-term individual therapy and group therapy, also offering psychiatry and medication management. The BCC can provide referrals to off-campus resources for longer term care through the case manager. All services delivered at the BCC will be billed to insurance with no out-of-pocket expense for students.

The BCC also offers Community Therapists who provide free, confidential mental health services at several locations around campus. The Community Therapists are available on a drop-in basis within your community without having to go through the BCC or making an appointment. They provide informal and short-term visits to address your concerns.

Brandeis Health Center 

781-736-3333 (for emergencies on campus - off campus call 911)
781-736-3677 (for appointments) or through the secure patient portal
781-239-1948 (for after hours consultation)

Brandeis Health Center is a resource for the campus community providing medical assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and consultation as well as preventive and wellness health promotion. The Brandeis Health Center is staffed with licensed board certified providers (MD's and Nurse Practitioners) committed to meeting health care needs. All services are respectful, inclusive, accessible and confidential. The Health Center provides confidential, non-judgmental services for diagnostic testing for STI's, emergency contraception (plan B), pregnancy testing, and referral for other support services related to sexual assault, violence, and non-consensual contact.

Chaplaincy

781-736-3570

The Chaplaincy at Brandeis offers counseling, support, and community to students of all faiths. The chaplains oversee on-campus worship and student religious life while also offering community support in times of joy and crisis. For students of all levels of spirituality, the Chaplaincy can serve as a home away from home.

University Ombuds

781-736-2265
brandeisombuds@brandeis.edu

University Ombuds is a confidential, independent, impartial and informal resource for all members of the Brandeis Community including undergraduates and graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The Ombuds support individuals by providing a safe space to talk confidentially about difficult situations. The Ombuds meets personally with individuals to actively listen to concerns and discuss options and resources for conflict resolution. The Ombuds can help individuals evaluate options to address concerns, help identify others who can help, explain University policies and procedures, facilitate communication between people, discuss ways to resolve problems informally, and explain options for taking action.

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On Campus, Not Confidential

Brandeis University Police

781-736-3333 (emergency)
781-736-5000 (non-emergency)
Available 24 hours/7 days a week

You can call Brandeis University Police whenever you have concerns about your safety or well-being. Brandeis University Police conducts investigations into behavior that maybe criminal. Simply calling University Police, however, does not require you to file or pursue criminal charges. The Police can provide transportation to the hospital/court (or can provide cab vouchers); help if you need immediate access to safe housing; issue no-trespass orders; and provide information about restraining orders and other orders of protections available through the courts.

Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO)

781-736-4806
oeo@brandeis.edu

The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is responsible for assisting students, faculty and staff with all issues of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct (including sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, and relationship violence). OEO can receive reports of such conduct and will provide information regarding support resources and interim restrictions, including no contact orders, housing changes and academic support. OEO can also provide information about what options may be available for taking action, including internal resolution processes and criminal action. In most cases, the decision regarding whether to initiate action will remain with the person who experienced the conduct.

Dean of Students Office (DOSO)

781-736-3600
deanofstudentsoffice@brandeis.edu

The Dean of Students Office serves as a centralized resource to advocate for and connect students to both University and community programs, offices, and individuals. Concerns regarding any violation of Brandeis policy can be reporting to the Office of the Dean of Students.

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Off Campus

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK) 

617-338-2355
Available 24/7; multilingual

ATASK is a nonprofit, community organization serving pan-Asian survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence. They currently provide services in 18 Asian languages and dialects. Their mission is to prevent domestic and intimate partner violence in Asian families and communities and to provide hope to survivors, representing all ages, ability levels, education levels, cultures, gender identities and sexual orientations.

Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth (BAGLY)

617-227-4313

BAGLY provides weekly programming and annual social events to provided safe, supportive, non-exploitative, and culturally competent spaces where LGBTQ youth can access social support and services, develop leadership and build community.

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

617-492-8306
800-841-8371 (24/7 hotline)

BARCC provides confidential counseling, legal advice and advocacy to help individuals who have experience sexual assault or other trauma. They provide medical advocacy to support you through the evidence collection process (“rape kit”). All services are free and available to both men and women.

Case Myrna - SafeLink Domestic Violence Hotline

877-785-2020

Casa Myrna is Boston’s largest provider of domestic violence awareness efforts and of shelter and supportive services to survivors. Their comprehensive range of services, available in Spanish and English, provide survivors with tools to recover from the trauma of abuse and begin to build sustainable self-sufficiency.

Fenway Health Center - Violence Recovery Program

617-267-0900
617-267-6202 (Violence Recovery Program) 

Fenway provides comprehensive health services for the LGBTQ community. Fenway’s Violence Recovery Program (VRP) provides counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) victims of bias crime, domestic violence, sexual assault and police misconduct.

Massachusetts Office for Victims Assistance

(844) 878-MOVA (6682)

Connecting crime victims, survivors and witnesses to free, high-quality local services.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

800-799-7233 (24/7 hotline) 

Highly trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. The same services can be obtained through a chat feature on their website.

The Network La Red

617-742-4911 

Provides free advocacy, support and safety planning for LGBTQ victims of domestic and dating violence.

Newton Wellesley Hospital (Newton)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston)

These hospitals provide Evidence Collection Kits (“rape kits”) usually administered by specialized Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) nurses. These hospitals also automatically provide a Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Medical Advocate to support you through the collection kit, and have in-house programs providing additional services to victims of sexual/domestic violence. For more information about Evidence Collection Kits, visit www.surviverape.org. In cases of sexual assault, it is important to preserve physical evidence, which can be collected for up to 5 days after the incident.

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

800-656-HOPE (24/7 hotline)

RAINN provides a confidential and free national sexual assault hotline available 24/7. They can help identify local resources to assist with your healing and recovery and provide referrals for long-term support.

REACH

781-891-0724 800-899-4000 (24/7 hotline)

Provides free safety planning, advocacy and support services to victims of domestic and dating violence. Confidential crisis counselors are available 24/7 to talk to individuals who have experienced domestic and dating violence or those looking for information on ways to help people experiencing this behavior.

Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC)

617-399-6720

The VRLC offers free legal assistance to sexual assault survivors who have legal needs as a result of the assault in terms of privacy, safety, Education (K-12 and college), employment, immigration, housing and financial stability. Legal services are available to sexual assault survivors of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

For reporting conduct other than discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct, please visit the Report It page.