Alternatives To Police/BIPOC Resources (Plain Text)

This list is titled “Resources for BIPOC Survivors. The first section is titled “University Resources.”

The first resource is the Multicultural Student Services (MSS), which “Provides programs and services to meet the needs of a diverse student body.” Their information is as follows: “Email: [email protected]; Phone number: (434) 924-9250; Located on 2nd floor of Newcomb Hall, available Monday-Friday 10am-10pm, Saturday 12-5pm, and Sunday 12-10pm.”

Next is the Office of African-American Affairs (OAAA). They are “Responsible for assisting academic and non-academic units in meeting the challenges of service delivery to African-American students. Their information is “Email: [email protected]: Phone number: (434) 924-7923; Located at 4 Dawson's Row, available Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.” 

Third is the Student Safety & Support Team (SS&ST), which “Offers assistance and support for survivors of sexual violence.” Their information is as follows: “Email: [email protected]; Phone number: (434) 924-7133; Located on 2nd floor of Peabody Hall, available Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and after hours via calling University Police Department (UPD) at (434) 924-7166 and asking for the Dean on Call.”

Next is The Women’s Center, which “Services students by fostering the respect, safety, and dignity of women and girls.” Their information is “Email: [email protected]; Phone number: (434) 982-2252 for counseling inquiries OR (434) 982-2361 for general inquiries; Located at 1400 University Avenue, available Monday-Wednesday 8:30am-8pm and Thursday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.”

Fifth University resource is TimelyCare through Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), which “Includes free, 24/7 access to virtual mental health services, including virtual counseling visits with professionals who represent a range of ethnic, gender, racial, and sexual identities.” Contact and access can be done via “Email CAPS: [email protected]; Phone number for CAPS: (434) 243-5150” and you can “Learn more about TimelyCare on their website:”

Next is the Title IX Office, which “Addresses reports of sexual and gender-based harassment and vuolence in a manner that is empathetic, equitable, and fair.” Their information is: “Email: [email protected]; Phone number: (434) 297-7988; Located in Room 037 of O'Neil Hall, available Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.”

At the bottom of this University resources section is a piece that reads “Note: Please know that under the Virginia Reporting Statute, UVA is required to report information about certain allegations of Prohibited Conduct to the law enforcement agencies and prosecuting authorities who would be responsible, respectively, for investigating and prosecuting such allegations. This would occur if the Evaluation Panel concludes there is a significant and articulate threat to the health or safety of the Complainant or any other member of the UVA community, or if the alleged act of Prohibited Conduct constitutes a felony violation of the Code of Virginia. Otherwise, the Title IX Office will reach out to the Complainant and ask whether they would like to be connected with law enforcement in order to honor their wishes.”

The next section of resources is titled “Community Resources.” The first community resource is Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA), which “Serves anyone who has experienced or cares for someone who has experienced sexual violence.” Their information is “Email: [email protected]; 24/7 hotline: Call (434) 977-7273 and ask for the confidential advocate assigned to UVA; Located at 335 Greenbrier Drive, Suite 102, Charlottesville, Virginia, available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.”

The second community resource is Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE), which “Offers a combination of residential, community-based, and outreach services to support and empower victims of domestic violence.” Their information is: “Email: [email protected]; 24/7 hotline: (434) 293-8509; Located at 1415 Sachem Place, Suite 101, Charlottesville, Virginia, available Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.”

The third and final section of resources is titled “National Resources.” The first resource in this section is Esperance United, which “Works with youth, men, women, and gender non-conforming folks to buikld a culture of healthy relationships that honors Latina/o realities.” Their information is “Email: [email protected]; 24/7 Minnesota Crisis Line: (651) 772-1611; Learn more on their website:”

The next resource is Inclusive Therapists, which “Aims to make the vulnerable process of seeking counseling and/or therapy safer and simpler for those with marginalized identities.” Their information is “Email: [email protected]” and you can “Find social justice-oriented mental health providers near you:”

The third resource is the National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV). They were “Created by API anti-sexual assault advocates to center the experiences of survivors or sexual violence form the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.” Their information is “Email: [email protected]; Phone number: (515) 288-0881” and you can “Learn more on their website:”

Next is the National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA). SCESA is an “Advocacy organization led by women of color dedicated to working with their communities to create a just society in which all women of color are able to live healthy lives free of violence. Their information is “Email: [email protected]” and you can “Learn more on their website:”

The final national resource is the Women of Color Network, which “Works to eliminate violence against all women and their communities by centralizing the voices and promoting the leadership of women of color.” Their information is “Email: [email protected]; Phone number: (844) 962-6462” and you can “Learn more on their website: