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There are many good resources related to sexual violence, dating violence, stalking, and prevention and advocacy. This list is not exhaustive; however, these are some that we turn to frequently. Whether you’re looking for direct services, want to learn more, or are curious about careers in this field, these can be a good place to start.

Local Response Resources

collins-center.pngThe Collins Center is the sexual assault crisis center and Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) for Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. They serve individuals of all ages and identities who have experienced sexual violence or child sexual abuse. In addition to therapy services, prevention programming, and the CAC, they maintain a 24-hour crisis hotline and can provide advocacy and accompaniment services similar to JMU’s Survivor Advocates. (540) 432-6430

1FirstStepLogo_small.jpgFirst Step is the domestic violence shelter serving Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. They maintain a 24-hour crisis hotline and can provide advocacy and accompaniment services to people who have experienced domestic violence. They also run support groups. (540) 434-0295

JMU Title IX maintains a list of campus-based resources, including confidential resources, reporting resources, a resource guide, and FAQs. This site also outlines information about Title IX at JMU.

seek-then-speak.jpgSeek Then Speak is a digital aid that helps you gather information, make decisions, and take action if you’ve experienced a sexual assault. By guiding you through a series of questions, you can figure out what options are right for you while still remaining anonymous as long as you’d like.

myplan-logo.pngmyPlan is an anonymous web app that guides you through safety planning if you're experiencing dating violence.

Identity-Specific Resources

This list is only a small sample of the identity-specific resources available. If you would like more resources related to a specific identity, please contact Jackie Hieber.

Prevention Resources

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