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Confidential Resources for People Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence

W&M wants to help people who have experienced sexual violence and wants to make sure that assault is not ignored.  For these reasons, and because of Virginia law, when W&M faculty or staff become aware of an incident of sexual violence involving a student or occuring on campus, the faculty or staff person must report to the Title IX Coordinator.  (To learn more about faculty and staff reporting obligations, visit the mandatory reporting website.)  

We know that people who have experienced assault or other forms of sexual misconduct may want to remain anonymous and share their experience only with one person.  Or they may not be sure how or to whom they want to report the incident.  To help support victims and survivors, W&M does have some confidential resources -- some people who are not required to report incidents to the Title IX Coordinator.  

The people and offices listed below are confidential resources.  They are not required to report incidents of sexual harassment or violence of which they become aware, unless the incident involves a minor

W&M also has some additional partially confidential resources, who may maintain confidentiality of sexual harassment incidents but who are required by law to report sexual violence or abuse of a minor.  Information about these partially confidential resources is provided in Appendix B of the Discrimination Policy.  

W&M also has ways to make an anonymous report

Confidential Resources for Students

William & Mary Counseling Center  757-221-3620
The Counseling Center offers a range of mental health services to students wanting help with personal concerns. Services include outreach and presentation activities; individual, couples, and group therapy; as well as consultation to friends, faculty, and parents/guardians concerned about a student in distress. The Counseling Center responds to crisis situations by providing immediate intervention, stabilization and support.

The Counseling Center will also help find referrals for therapists and psychiatrists in the Williamsburg area. If you need assistance with this, please call Christine Ferguson, M.Ed., LPC at 757-221-3620.  You may also use the Online Community Database for a mental health provider suitable to your needs.

Student Health Center  757-221-4386
The Student Health Center provides a full-range of primary care services including the evaluation, treatment and prevention of all kinds of acute or chronic physical, mental and social health issues.

Lesley Henderson
Assistant Dean of Students
757- 221-2509

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The Haven
Campus Center Room 166
757-221-2449
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The Haven is a student-staffed support center and is a welcoming, safe, and inclusive gathering space for those impacted by sexual violence and harassment. The Haven is a center for support, advocacy, and empowerment.

Vernon Hurte
Associate Dean of Students and Director, Center for Student Diversity
Campus Center 156
757-221-2301
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Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center 

757- 984-6000
100 Sentara Circle
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Sentara has a 24 hour ER for medical care and can provide Physical Evidence Recovery (PERK) services. Note that you may be referred to Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News if the SANE nurse is not available at Sentara.

Riverside Regional Medical Center
757-594-2000
500 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601
Riverside has a 24 hour ER for medical care and can provide Physical Evidence Recovery(PERK) services. 

Riverside Doctors' Hospital
757-585-2200

1500 Commonwealth Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Riverside has a 24 hour ER for medical care.  Please note that this Riverside location does not provide PERK services.

You may be worried about going to the hospital for medical care for injuries, for a PERK (physical evidence recovery kit), for STI or pregnancy testing/treatment.  You may be worried that the hospital visit will result in your parents receiving an Explanation of Benefits, indicating that you were treated for sexual assault-related issues.  And you may not be ready for your parents to know.  You have options. 

You do not need to give the hospital any information about your health insurance.  You are a crime victim and they will treat you without insurance.  If you get a PERK, the hospital will file with the state for reimbursement for the costs of the PERK.

Avalon: A Center for Women and Children
24 Hour Hotline 757-258-5051
Avalon provides shelter and support to those experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault.  Avalon's team of trained advocates are available to speak with you confidentially 24/7. 

The Center for Sexual Assault Survivors (Newport News)
24 Hour Hotline 757-236-5260
The Center provides support, treatment and advocacy for anyone affected by sexual or domestic violence.  The Center responds, confidentially, 24 hours a day 7 days a week to the needs of survivors providing crisis intervention and referrals to community resources. 

 
Confidential Resources for Employees


Employee Assistance Program
(Virginia Department of Human Resources Management)
Free counseling sessions are available for employees through the Employee Assistance Program. For information and assistance, contact Human Resources 757-221-3153.  Please note that Human Resources staff are mandatory reporters. 

Employees may also use the Online Community Database provided by the William & Mary Counseling Center to locate a mental health provider in the area.

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
757-984-6000
100 Sentara Circle
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Sentara has a 24 hour ER for medical care and can provide Physical Evidence Recovery (PERK) services. Note that you may be referred to Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News if the SANE nurse is not available at Sentara.

Riverside Regional Medical Center
757-594-2000
500 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601
Riverside has a 24 hour ER for medical care and can provide Physical Evidence Recovery (PERK) services. 

Riverside Doctors' Hosptial
757-585-2200
1500 Commonwealth Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Riverside has a 24 hour ER for medical care.  Please note this Riverside location does not provide PERK services.

Avalon: A Center for Women and Children
24 Hour Hotline 757-258-5051
Avalon provides shelter and support to those experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault.  Avalon's team of trained advocates are available to speak with you confidentially 24/7. 

The Center for Sexual Assault Survivors (Newport News)
24 Hour Hotline 757-236-5260
The Center provides support, treatment and advocacy for anyone affected by sexual or domestic violence.  The Center responds confidentially, 24 hours a day 7 days a week to the needs of survivors providing crisis intervention and referrals to community resources. 

This website updated February 2016.