Confidential Support Resources

Confidential Emotional and Psychological Support

The resources here are confidential (and sometimes anonymous). These resources will not disclose your identity or the substance of your conversation to the College, unless there is an imminent risk of harm to self or others. Confidential providers may also have an evidentiary privilege that prevents them from being compelled to testify in a court proceeding. You may ask the specific provider whether they qualify for this legal privilege. In addition, California law requires some medical providers 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, privacy, and anonymity.

Support at the Consortium

EmPOWER Center, 1030 Dartmouth Ave.

The 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. As the Violence Prevention and Advocacy Center, the Center works collaboratively to support 7C-wide educational programs and provide holistic, confidential support to all students impacted in any way by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, or stalking.

Counseling: The Center collaborates with Project Sister Family Services, a community agency, to provide counseling to students. To schedule an appointment with the Project Sister counselor at the EmPOWER Center, call 909-607-0690. 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. In addition, the Director of the Center, Rima Shah, is a confidential advocate (not a counselor). She can meet with students for 1-2 sessions to provide emotional care and support, provide information about resources/options available, and help navigate on- and off-campus resources. Rima can be reached at 909-607-2689 or [email protected]

Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Violence: This group is designed for 7C students who have experienced sexual violence or sexual abuse, whether recently or long ago. In the group survivors can share their experiences, explore their feelings, and receive support as they work through the healing process in a confidential space. The group is facilitated by our Project Sister counselor, located at the EmPOWER Center. If you are interested in joining the group or for more information, please call 909-607-0690.

Visit here for more information about the EmPOWER Center.

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

Among the services provided by MCAPS are: brief individual counseling; psychiatric medication management; anxiety and depression screening; crisis management; and support groups, including a survivor support group.

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

Scripps Advocates are students at Scripps. Sometimes talking to a peer may feel like a comfortable first step. You may speak anonymously 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.

McAlister Center Chaplains

McAlister Center
919 North Columbia Avenue

The Chaplains of The Claremont Colleges empower and enhance spiritual life at The Claremont Colleges by integrating intellectual and spiritual growth, guiding questions about values, life choices and ethics, nurturing religious faith, building community, and training future leaders for service. Jewish, Catholic, Interdenominational, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Latter-Day Saints, Christian Science, Zen Meditation, and other on-campus religious and spiritual groups meet at McAlister Center for worship services and programs overseen by the Chaplains.


Community Partners

Project Sister Family Services (PSFS) Sexual Assault 24/7/365 Crisis Hotline (Claremont, CA)

PSFS provides services to women, men, and children who have experienced sexual assault and abuse (as well as 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)
House of Ruth’s services include confidential counseling; an anonymous 24/7/365 hotline; and emergency and transitional shelter. Free services are available in English and Spanish.

In addition, the national organization, Love is Respect, runs a 24/7/365 hotline (1-866-331-9474) and has a lot of information on healthy relationships, spotting signs of abuse, safety planning, and how to help a friend, among other topics.


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.

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 75-89% 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, and 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.

HIV Testing

HIV testing is offered weekly at HEO, by a trained HIV tester/counselor through Los Angeles County. The INSTI Rapid HIV1/2 Antibody results test is offered. Tests are generated within 1 minute by a minimally invasive finger prick blood sample. For more information on when this testing is offered, the type of testing, and HEO in general, visit here.