Campus and Off-Campus Resources
Off Campus Services
- To obtain services from the New York State, New York City or county hotlines:
http://www.opdv.ny.gov/help/dvhotlines.html. Additional disclosure and assistance options are catalogued by the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and presented in several languages: http://www.opdv.ny.gov/help/index.html(or by calling 1-800-942-6906), and assistance can also be obtained through:
- SurvJustice: http://survjustice.org/our-services/civil-rights-complaints/;
- Legal Momentum:https://www.legalmomentum.org/;
- NYSCASA: http://nyscasa.org/responding;
- NYSCADV: http://www.nyscadv.org/;
- Pandora’s Project: http://www.pandys.org/lgbtsurvivors.html;
- GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project: http://www.glbtqdvp.org/; and
- RAINN: https://www.rainn.org/get-help.
- Safe Horizons: http://www.safehorizon.org/.
(note that these hotlines are for crisis intervention, resources, and referrals, and are not reporting mechanisms, meaning that disclosure on a call to a hotline does not provide any information to the campus. Reporting individuals are encouraged to additionally contact a campus confidential or private resource so that the campus can take appropriate action in these cases).
- Personal Counseling, Student Center Room 225 & 226, (914)-606-7784/6721. There are no charges for our services.
- Health Center, Student Center room 200, (914)-606-6610. There are no charges for our services.
- Sexual contact can transmit Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and may result in pregnancy. Testing for STIs and emergency contraception is available at Planned Parenthood-White Plains Center 175 Tarrytown Road White Plains, NY 10607, Phone: 914.761.6566 – See more at: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center/new-york/white-plains/10607/white-plains-center
- Westchester County Family Center, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, White Plains, NY 10601, (914) 995-3100, and http://women.westchestergov.com/domestic-violence
- Within 96 hours of an assault, you can get a Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (commonly referred to as a rape kit) at a hospital. While there should be no charge for a rape kit, there may be a charge for medical or counseling services off campus and, in some cases, insurance may be billed for services. You are encouraged to let hospital personnel know if you do not want your insurance policyholder to be notified about your access to these services. The New York State Office of Victim Services may be able to assist in compensating victims/survivors for health care and counseling services, including emergency funds. More information may be found here:http://www.ovs.ny.gov/files/ovs_rights_of_cv_booklet.pdf, or by calling 1-800-247-8035. Options are explained here: http://www.ovs.ny.gov/helpforcrimevictims.html.
- To best preserve evidence, victims/survivors should avoid showering, washing, changing clothes, combing hair, drinking, eating, or doing anything to alter physical appearance until after a physical exam has been completed.