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Victim Advocacy Services have moved! Formerly a part of UHC’s The Well, effective June 1, 2021, Victim Advocacy has become a separate and distinct service associated with the Counseling Center. While Victim Advocacy is a part of the Counseling Center operationally, advocacy is a distinct service from counseling.

Victim Advocacy Services are now located on the 3rd floor of the Student Success Center in Suite 3200.  To access an advocacy services: visit our office, call (540) 568-6251 and ask to speak with an advocate, or email victimadvocacy@jmu.edu.


Victim Advocacy Services' hours have changed.
 As of 10/25/21 the VAS office is open M-F, from 8am-4:30pm.

Options for assistance after-hours includes:
  • Calling the Collins Center, Harrisonburg's 24/7 sexual assault crisis agency, at (540) 434-2272 to reach a community-based sexual assault advocate.
  • Calling First Step, Harrisonburg's 24/7 domestic violence crisis agency, at (540) 434-0296 to reach a community-based domestic violence advocate.
  • For emergency medical services, visit the nearest hospital emergency room. Harrisonburg's hospital is Sentara RMH Medical Center (540) 689-1414, located at 2019 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.
  • Calling 911 for emergency and/or police assitance

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