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Resources – Yakima

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Resources – Yakima, WA

The list below includes confidential and non-confidential resources at WSU and in the Yakima community.


Confidential Resources

In most instances, service providers from the following resources can speak with you confidentially about your concerns:

WSU Counseling – WSU Yakima Counseling Services

Lesley Brown, MSW, LICSW
lesley.brown@wsu.edu
509-494-7925

To schedule an appointment:
lesley.brown@wsu.edu

Mental Health Crisis Line

Mental Health Crisis line: 509-368-6500.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) helps WA State Government employees and their family members resolve personal or work-related problems.  Using your EAP does not cost you anything.  1-877-313-4455.

Aspen Victim Advocacy Services

(509) 452-9675 |

Provides free and confidential victim-centered services to survivors of sexual violence.

YWCA Domestic Violence Awareness Service

509-248-7796

Provides a 24 hour crisis line and comprehensive domestic violence program and confidential services.

Lower Valley Crisis & Support Center

(509) 837-6689

Yakima 24-hour Crisis Line

(509) 575-4200 | For People in Crisis Call 24 Hours a Day

Community Health Services

Provides information about free and low-cost health care options.


University Resources

Nursing – Student Resources

Office for Equal Opportunity (OEO)

OEO works closely with OSC on student matters or HRS on employee matters involving discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.  OEO conducts investigations, makes findings of fact, determines whether the WSU Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct (Executive Policy 15) was violated.  OEO also provides trainings about discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct.  Interpretive services available.  509-335-8288.

Center for Community Standards

CCS administers the student conduct system and addresses potential violations of the WSU Standards of Conduct for Students.  CCS participates in investigative meetings with OEO and addresses any disciplinary action, as appropriate, after the investigation is complete.  French Ad 130, 509-335-4532.

Office of Veterans Affairs & Student Veterans Center (SVC)

The WSU SVC is a place to meet fellow veteran students, relax between classes, use the ample table space for study groups, take advantage of student computers and printers, learn about VA education benefits and University resources, employment and involvement opportunities, and attend various workshops.  Located within the SVC, the Office of Veterans Affairs can answer questions concerning VA education benefits, while serving as a liaison to other university offices, schools, the VA, and the military services.  The transition from military service to higher education can be challenging.  The SVC and Office of Veterans Affairs can provide you with the support to help you reach your goals.  509-335-1234.


Police Resources

PNWU Campus Police Security

509-823-3346   | 509-249-7726

YVC Campus Police Security

509-574-4610

Yakima Police Department

509-575-6200

 

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL 911


Legal Resources

Northwest Justice Project Free Legal Hotline (CLEAR)

CLEAR is Washington state’s publicly funded legal aid program.  CLEAR provides free legal assistance and representation to those who qualify on the basis of income. To learn more, visit the Northwest Justice Project. You can also visit the CLEAR website for legal education materials and tools.  1-888-201-1012.

All documents are available in alternate accessible formats upon request.

 

Resources – Spokane

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Resources – Spokane, WA

The list below includes confidential and non-confidential resources at WSU and in the Spokane community.  In addition, printer-friendly resource flyers in PDF format are available here:


Confidential Resources

In most instances, service providers from the following resources can speak with you confidentially about your concerns:

WSU Counseling

WSU Counseling  provides confidential and private counseling and can provide information about referrals and options, including helping you to access services related to academics, housing, transportation, and medication referrals. 509-358-7740.

Spokane County Crisis Line     

Mental health crisis line.  1-877-678-4428.

Student Health Services

HWS offers a range of health services for students.  509-358-7963.  For more information, visit the Student Health Services.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) helps WA State Government employees and their family members resolve personal or work-related problems.  Using your EAP does not cost you anything.  1-877-313-4455.

YWCA Alternatives to Domestic Violence Program

A 24-hour crisis line and comprehensive domestic violence program for victims and survivors offering free and confidential services.  Services include the crisis line, safe shelter, legal advocacy, advocacy based counseling, child advocacy, and support groups. Domestic violence advocates are available for safety planning, help finding community resources, and supportive listening.  509-326-2255.

Sexual Assault and Family Trauma (SAFeT) Response Center

SAFeT provides victim-centered services to survivors of sexual violence, including 24-hour crisis line, medical and legal advocacy, information and referral, counseling, support groups, and education and prevention.  509-624-7273.  For more information, visit the Sexual Assault and Family Trauma Response Center

 Spokane Crime Victim Service Center (SCVSC)

SCVSC provides victim centered services to survivors of traumatic crimes including but not limited to assault, child abuse, homicide, kidnapping, ID theft, hate crimes and severe harassment. Services include: 24-hour Crisis line, medical and legal advocacy, information and referral, counseling, crime victims compensation assistance, and education and prevention. 1-866-751-7119.

Community Health Services

Information about free and low-cost health care options.

BetterHelp

BetterHelp is a counseling service available to students who have WSU’s graduate or international student health insurance. Professionally licensed counselors are available via ongoing text communications, live chat, phone, video, or groupinars.


University Resources

These offices share information only on a need-to-know basis but cannot guarantee confidentiality.  Unless designated as a confidential resource, WSU employees are required to report incidents of sexual harassment and misconduct to OEO or the WSU Title IX Coordinator.

WSU Spokane Office of Student Affairs

Student Affairs administers the student conduct system and addresses potential violations of the WSU Standards of Conduct for Students.  Student Affairs participates in investigative meetings with OEO and addresses any disciplinary action, as appropriate, after the investigation is complete.  In addition, the Office of Student Affairs can assist you in coordinating resources and support.  509-358-7537.

 Office for Equal Opportunity (OEO) 

OEO works closely with OSC on student matters or HRS on employee matters involving discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.  OEO conducts investigations, makes findings of fact, determines whether the WSU Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct (Executive Policy 15) was violated.  OEO also provides trainings about discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct.  Interpretive services available.  509-335-8288.

Center for Community Standards

CCS administers the student conduct system and addresses potential violations of the WSU Standards of Conduct for Students.  CCS participates in investigative meetings with OEO and addresses any disciplinary action, as appropriate, after the investigation is complete.  French Ad 130, 509-335-4532.

Spokane Human Resources

Human Resources assists individuals with their employment needs.   509-358-7566.  For more information, visit Human Resources

WSU Spokane Access Services

WSU Spokane’s Access Services works with the Office of Student Affairs and other university and community offices to eliminate barriers so that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to be successful.  509-358-7534.

Office of Veterans Affairs & Student Veterans Center (SVC)

The WSU SVC is a place to meet fellow veteran students, relax between classes, use the ample table space for study groups, take advantage of student computers and printers, learn about VA education benefits and University resources, employment and involvement opportunities, and attend various workshops.  Located within the SVC, the Office of Veterans Affairs can answer questions concerning VA education benefits, while serving as a liaison to other university offices, schools, the VA, and the military services.  The transition from military service to higher education can be challenging.  The SVC and Office of Veterans Affairs can provide you with the support to help you reach your goals.  509-335-1234.


Police Resources

WSU Spokane Campus Security

Law enforcement for on-campus incidents.  509-357-7995.

Spokane Police Department 

Law enforcement for all off-campus incidents.  509-411-5980.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL 911


Legal Resources

Northwest Justice Project Free Legal Hotline (CLEAR)

CLEAR is Washington state’s publicly funded legal aid program.  CLEAR provides free legal assistance and representation to those who qualify on the basis of income. You can also visit the CLEAR website for legal education materials and tools.  1-888-201-1012.

All documents are available in alternate accessible formats upon request.

 

Resources

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Resources

If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct, there are organizations available to help you. Please see the below resource lists for your community to access information on university offices, legal advocacy, medical services, mental health services, and law enforcement.


The federal government has also compiled helpful resources for victims of sexual assault.

 

Accessible Web Content for All Users

WSU is committed to ensuring that all of its web content is accessible to all web users.  To do so, WSU strives to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA, which specify how to make content accessible for people with disabilities as well as for all users across platforms.  WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines are published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main international standards organization for the Internet.

REPORT A WEB ACCESSIBILITY ISSUE

If you are having trouble accessing content on a WSU website, please provide us with information about your concern.  We will work to address the issue as quickly as possible.  To report a concern, please visit  Web Accessibility Complaint

If you would like to file a formal discrimination complaint regarding web accessibility, you may do so at File an Accessibility Complaint