Resources for Students

The WRC can help you find resources for many issues that might touch your life during your years at SMC. If you need any assistance at all, please don't hesistate to come to our office, call, or e-mail.

Confidential sources mean that you have the option to choose not to press charges or file a report.

ON-CAMPUS RESOURCES

  • The CARE Line, an anonymous phone line that you can text or call 24/7. 925-878-9207
  • Sharon Sobotta, Director of Women's Resource Center. 925-631-4191.
  • Brittany Talley, Director of Sexual Assault Prevention. Brittany is a confidential source. 925-631-4193.
  • Public Safety. 925-631-4282.
  • CAPS (Counseling Center). 925-878-9207.
  • Mission and Ministry. 925-631-4366.
  • Biased Incident Response Team. http://stmarys-ca.edu/BIRT

OFF-CAMPUS RESOURCES

  • Community Violence Solutions. http://www.cvsolutions.org. 24-hour crisis line: 1-800-670-7273. 
    Community Violence Solutions provides support services to child and adult victims of sexual assault and their families.  They have a rape crisis center, a sexual assault response team, and "Stand in Pride" (a collaboration with the Rainbow Community Center to provide assistence to LGBTQIA individuals in abusive or unhealthy relationships) as well as many other services.
  • Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN). https://rainn.org. 24-hour confidential hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE.
    RAINN also has an online hotline, provides local counseling centers, provides information about sexual assault, and lists ways to help loved ones who may be in dangerous or unhealthy situations.
  • STAND! For Families Free of Violence. http://www.standffov.org. 24-hour condfidential hotline: 1-888-215-5555.
    STAND! provides an emergency shelter, an emergency response team, and help for friends and family.  Additionally, STAND! also provides resources for abusive partners who are looking to find alternatives to abusive behavior.
  • Family Justice Center. 1-510-267-8800.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline. 1-800-799-7233. http://www.thehotline.org/
    The National Domestic Violence Hotline describes themselves as "more than a listening ear," as they try to empower with information.  They give lifesaving tools on a 24/7 hotline to enable survivors to find safety and live lives free of abuse.  They have several resources of their own including statistics about domestic vioence, lists of LGBT-specific organizations as well (as various other state and national coalitions), and lists of certain acts enabled by the government.
  • National Stalking Resource Center. http://www.victimsofcrime.org/our-programs/stalking-resource-center
    The National Stalking Resource Center has their own resource page for law enforcement, prosecutors, victim service providers as well as training videos, videos for recognizing and responding to stalking, and using technology to stalk.
  • Bay Area Women Against Rape. 1-510-845-7273. http://www.bawar.org/
    Bay Area Women Against Rape specializes in accompaniment, advocacy, and support during medical and judicial processes.  They also offer experienced counseling and advocacy to those who have been assaulted.  They have diverse educational programs for people in middle school through people in college.  BAWAR often has guest speakers and educational programs for men incarcerated for violent offenses.
  • Rainbow Community Center. 925-692-0090. http://rainbowcc.org/
    Rainbow Community Center provides a safe, supportive, and respectful environment for LGBTQ people of all ages, socio-economic statuses, races, cultures, and religions.  They strive to create services and activities that will promote te mental, physical, and spiritual well-being of their community by providing professional services, peer support, referral services, social opportunities, and educational programs.  They also provide HIV testing, counseling services, and faith and food nights.
  • Contra Costa Crisis Center. 800-273-TALK, 800-SUICIDE, (925)939-1916, www.crisis.center.org.
    The mission of the CCCC is to keep people alive and safe, help them through crises, and connect them with culturally relevent resources in the community. They have a 24 hour crisis line. 
  • Alameda County Family Justice Center. www.acfjc.org, (510)267-8800
    For those experiencing domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, human trafficking, child abuse/abduction, or elder or dependent adult abuse. They provide counseling, housing assistance, emergency information, crisis intervention, case manegement, legal assistance/information, law enforcement investigation. Has an "escape this site" button. 
  • Conta Costa Family Justice Center. www. cocofamilyjustice.org, (925)521-6366
    One stop center providing help to those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, child abuse, and human trafficking.