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Resources

*For immediate safety concerns, call 911*

*If you are having suicidal thoughts, go to your local emergency room*

For help or information concerning rape / sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking please call any of the following:

Campus Resources
UMBC Title IX Coordinator, Bobbie Hoye 410-455-1606  phone
Counseling Center 410-455-2472
University Police 410-455-5555
Women’s Center 410-455-2714
University Health Services 410-455-2542
Student Judicial Programs 410-455-1456
VP of Student Affairs 410-455-2393
Residential Life Office 410-455-2591

The Title IX Coordinator is a resource for resolution processes/investigations and accommodation requests for survivors. More information on policies, procedures, and resources regarding Prohibited Sexual Misconduct and Other Related Misconduct at humanrelations.umbc.edu/sexual-misconduct/policies-and-procedures.

The Counseling Center provides confidential counseling and mental health services provided by licensed professionals (on-call after hours), including referrals to off-campus services.

The UMBC Police provide 24-hour police services and emergency response, acts as liaison with other agencies (e.g. courts system, medical facilities, criminal investigations), including protective order registration for on-campus enforcement and campus escorts.

The Women’s Center provides resources, guidance and support for any campus member who has experienced sexual, gender-based or intimate partner violence.

University Health Services provides free, confidential medical exams, including STD/HIV and pregnancy testing, for survivors of sexual assault.

The Vice President of Student Affairs Office addresses a wide-variety of student concerns, including student life, housing, health/mental health, and student care and misconduct.

 

Business/Emergency Card

Download this Business/Emergency Card to keep with you for reference.

 

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Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE)

Survivors age 13+ can receive a free, confidential SAFE, performed by a trained nurse, within 120 hours/5 days of an assault at the local hospitals listed below. If possible, avoid showering, using the bathroom, and changing or washing clothes. Bring any evidence, such as clothing, to the exam.

If needed, free transportation can be arranged through Voices Against Violence, University Health Services, and Campus Police (after-hours) – see phone numbers above.

  • If you know which county your sexual assault occurred in, try to go to the hospital in that county. If you are not sure or it occurred out of state, we recommend going to GBMC.
  • If possible, avoid showering, using the bathroom, and changing or washing clothes.
  • If possible, bring any evidence, such as clothing, to the exam.
  • If needed, free transportation can be arranged through UMBC Police (no charges need to be filed).

 

Hospitals

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Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)
6701 North Charles Street
Baltimore (Towson), MD 21204
SAFE Program: 443-849-3323
Emergency Room: 443-849-2226

Mercy Hospital
301 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore (City), MD 21202
SAFE Program: 410-332-9499
Emergency Room: 410-332-9477

Howard County General Hospital
5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044
SAFE Program and Emergency Room: 410-740-7778

 

Off-Campus Resources and Helplines

The following agencies provide all or many of the following services for survivors: resource referrals, supportive listening, counseling services, housing/shelter services, and advocacy.

TurnAround, Inc. (Baltimore City and Towson, MD) 443-279-0379 (24-hr hotline)
Hopeworks (Howard County) 1-800-752-0191 (24-hr hotline)
Baltimore County Domestic Violence Referral Program 410-828-6390 (24-hr hotline)
Family & Children’s Services (Baltimore County) 410-281-1334
Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN) Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673 (24 hr hotline)
Online chat hotline: https://ohl.rainn.org/online/
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 (24-hr hotline)
Online chat hotline: http://www.thehotline.org
GLBT National Help Center Hotline: 1.888.843.4564,
Online chat hotline: http://www.glbtnationalhelpcenter.org/chat
Male Survivor Resources http://www.malesurvivor.org