Confidential Support Resources

Confidential Emotional and Psychological Support

The resources listed in this section are confidential (and, in some cases, anonymous). In short, this means that that the support provider is prohibited from disclosing your identity or the substance of your conversation to the College. Please note in some but not all cases, the confidential support provider also may have an evidentiary privilege that prevents the person from being compelled to testify in a civil or criminal court proceeding. We are not here in a position to identify specifically who does or does not qualify for this legal evidentiary privilege, but you may ask the specific provider before you disclose information to them. Please note that some medical providers may be legally mandated under California law to report to law enforcement if they believe injuries have resulted from assaultive or abusive conduct. You may ask the provider about these legal obligations. Click here for more information on the meaning of confidentiality (and privacy and anonymity).

Support at the Consortium


EmPOWER Center

The EmPOWER Center’s mission is to create a culture where all members of The Claremont Colleges respect and look out for each other, and where students impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking receive holistic support and care.

Support

The Center provides free, confidential advocacy and support to 7C students impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.

Students interested in receiving counseling may call (909) 607-0690 to make an appointment. Please leave a message if the counselor is not available to answer the phone, and the counselor will get back to you as soon as possible.

Education

The Center works collaboratively with students, staff, faculty, and community partners to build awareness and sensitivity and provide educational programs to the 7Cs community around healthy relationships, sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.

The EmPOWER Center welcomes all gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, ethnic and racial identities, religious affiliations, cultural identities, and immigration statuses. We are an open and affirming space for all.

Interested in collaborating with the EmPOWER Center? Have questions? The Director of the EmPOWER Center, Rima Shah, holds open hours on Mondays and Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. Rima is a confidential resource. The EmPOWER Center is at 1030 Dartmouth Ave. Rima can also be reached at RShahEmPOWER@cuc.claremont.edu or 909-607-2689.

Download the EmPOWER Center Brochure


Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services staff
Tranquada Student Services Center, 1st floor
757 College Way
(909) 621-8202
 during business hours or to reach the on-call therapist


Scripps Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault
(909) 214-2138, 8:00pm-8:00am, 7 days a week

Scripps Advocates are students at Scripps. Sometimes talking to a peer may feel like a comfortable first step. You may speak anonymously (in other words, you don’t need to reveal who you are to the hotline) to an advocate, who will help guide you to support resources. Even if you choose to reveal your identity to an advocate, they will not need to reveal your identity to college officials in the absence of imminent risk to self or others.


Members of the clergy, including the McAlister Center chaplains

McAlister Center
919 North Columbia Avenue
(909) 621-8685

 

Community Partners


Project Sister Family Services (PSFS) Sexual Assault 24/7 Crisis Hotline (Claremont, CA)
(909) 626-4357 or (626) 966-4155

PSFS provides services to the women, children, and men survivors of sexual assault and abuse and their families in the East San Gabriel and Inland Valleys in Southern California. PSFS’ services include a 24-hour hotline; advocacy and accompaniment to local hospitals, law enforcement interviews and legal proceedings. Among their services, PSFS can explain and help support you through the process for evidence preservation, should that be a priority for you.


House of Ruth (for dating and domestic violence)
877-988-5559 (toll-free hotline)
909-623-4364 (Pomona Outreach Office)
Confidential counseling, anonymous 24/7 hotline, emergency and transitional shelter. Free services, available in English and Spanish.

 

 

Other Outside Resources


There are a number of other confidential and anonymous support resources available locally and nationally. Please visit here for a list of some of these other options.

 

Confidential Medical Support


Medical support focuses on your immediate, short and long-term physical health needs.  The goals include assessing and treating any injuries; screening for pregnancy and any sexually transmitted infections; and discussing (if you so choose) your options for emergency contraception.

Emergency Medical Assistance
Call 911 or Campus Safety at (909) 621-8170 or (909) 607-2000.

CUC Student Health Services
Tranquada Student Services Center
1st floor, 757 College Way
Phone: (909) 621-8222
After Hours Emergency: (909) 607-2000

Obtaining Plan B

The “morning after pill,” Levonorgestrel, is available as an emergency measure after unprotected intercourse. It must be administered within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse and is about 75% effective. Plan B is FDA approved for over-the-counter dispensing for women 17 years of age and older.

Where to Get Plan B: Plan B is available at CUC Student Health Services for $20.00, no appointment is required if you are 17 or older. Patients under the age of 17 are required to see a health care provider. Please schedule an appointment accordingly.

Vending Machines: Plan B is available 24/7 at the Wellness room, Walker Lounge, Pomona College. Pay with Claremont Cash.

Other Sources: This website has information about which local pharmacies also provide this service. In addition, you can log on to National Institutes of Health (NIH) for more information