California State University, Long Beach is dedicated to providing services, support and resources needed for all students who may have experienced Sexual Assault and/ or Rape. Students can receive support services no matter how long ago the sexual assault/ abuse occurred. The University believes there is hope in healing. Getting help is the first step to recovery.
Confidential Crisis Resources
Jacqueline Urtez , Victim’s Advocate, Not Alone @ The Beach
The Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocates provide confidential and sensitive consultation to cope with trauma of sexual violence and assist in the recovery. The Advocates can provide support during medical and counseling appointments and throughout all stages of the university investigation, and/or during court appointments. The advocate will intervene with other individuals, departments, and agencies on behalf of victims/ survivors. The Advocates will help survivors to know their rights and options as well as linking survivors to further support services on campus and in the community.
Phone: (562) 985-2668 | Email: Advocate@csulb.edu | Location: Student Health Services, Room 208A
Office Hours: 8 am – 5 pm, M/T/Th/F, and 9 am – 5 pm, Wednesdays
*After 5 pm call YWCA-GLA 24-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Services Line: (877) 943-5778
Additional Confidential Sources
Linda Peña, ATOD/Violence Prevention & Sexual Misconduct Counselor
Phone: (562) 985-1732 | Location: Student Health Services, Room 268
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS mission is to help CSULB students obtain their academic goals by equipping and empowering them to improve their mental health and overall well-being. CAPS achieves its mission through providing innovative and effective mental health services, improving the campus climate via thoughtful community building and outreach,and training the next generation of mental health professionals.
Direct Student Services Include:
- Individual and group psychotherapy
- Crisis intervention
- Referral services
- Training and supervision
- Outreach and program development
- Program evaluation
Counseling is provided by mental health professionals and by advanced doctoral psychology interns under the supervision of licensed psychologists. CAPS welcomes students of all backgrounds, value systems, and lifestyles.
As an essential aspect of CAPS efforts to provide an environment where students are free to seek help, the center maintains the strictest standards of privacy and confidentiality. In adherence to the laws of the California Board Psychology, counseling records are kept separate from all academic, administrative, disciplinary and medical records. No information about a student's contact with the center is released without the knowledge and written consent of the student.
All information disclosed within sessions is confidential and may not be revealed to anyone outside the CAPS office without the written permission of the client except where reporting is required by law. Disclosure of information is required in circumstances where there is reasonable suspicion of abuse of children or elderly persons; where the client is likely to harm herself or himself unless protective measures are taken; or where the client presents a clear and serious danger of violence to another. In very rare instances, disclosure of relevant information may be required by court order during a legal proceeding in which the client becomes involved. More information regarding confidentiality will be provided at the time of your first appointment with CAPS.
Phone: (562) 985-4001 | Location: Brotman Hall Room 226
Additional On-Campus Resources
California State University Long Beach Police Department
The California State University Long Beach Police Department strives to maintain the highest standards of excellence to cultivate a safe learning and work environment for the Student, Faculty, and Staff.
Their mission is to safeguard the lives and property of the campus community. They work everyday to create a safe and secure environment, to promote safety and reduce the threat of crime, and to create an atmosphere whereby meaningful education and learning can take place.
Non-Emergency Business Line: (562) 985- 4101
Women's & Gender Equity Center
The Women's & Gender Equity Center supports a society free from biases of economics, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical limitation, life style choices, age, educational and re-entry status, political beliefs, and academic fields of study. The mission of the center is to facilitate the growth of women and all genders in all aspects of thier lives, through diverse and interactive programs of service, advocacy, and education leading them to become informed and involved citizens - locally and globally.
The Women's & Gender Equity Center offers a supportive environment. A few of our resources and ongoing services include:
- A lounge area with a relaxing environment for study, small group meetings, or socializing; and information on current campus and community events.
- Computer stations, microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker.
- Referrrals to appropriate campus and community resources.
- Ongoing programs addressing contemporary and historical women's issues.
- Weekly networking, affinity, and support groups
The Center operating hours are 8 AM - 5 PM, Monday-Friday in Student Success Center (SSC), Suite 240, and we can be reached at (562) 985-8576. The office is closed on Thursdays 1-2:30 pm for SisterFriends, an African-American Affinity Group.
Night Escort Program /Community Service Officers (CSO)
The CSULB Night Escort Program is a free safety service conducted by our campus Community Service Officers (CSOs). They are identifiable by a blue polo shirt with "University Police" and "Community Service Officer" lettering with a photo ID name badge and a portable radio which directly contacts police dispatch.
You may request a CSO escort by calling the University Police non-emergency line at 562.985.4101 (extension 5-4101 from a campus phone). If necessary, you may also request an escort by using one of the "Blue Light" emergency telephones located throughout campus.
- Sunday - Thursday from 6:30pm - 12:00am
- Friday - Saturday from 5:30pm - 9:30pm
If you require an escort outside of the specified times, you may still contact University Police and a police officer will assist you*. (Officer support may vary depending on staffing levels during that shift)
Off Campus Resources
Interval House, Domestic Violence Shelter
Interval House was founded in 1979 as a lifeline to underserved victims in crisis. Today, Interval House has strengthened its mission and purpose by offering specialized programs and services in over 70 different languages for both youth and adult victims.
The mission of Interval House is to ensure health, safety and self-sufficiency for victims of domestic violence and individuals at risk for abuse and homelessness, specializing in the most underserved and economically disadvantaged communities. Its goals are to restore a sense of dignity and self-sufficiency in women, men, children and their families, enabling them to reclaim their lives and achieve long-term safety and success.
Hotlines: (562) 594-4555 & (714) 891-8121
YWCA – Greater Los Angeles, Sexual Assault Crisis Services
YWCA USA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. We are one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls, and their families.
YWCA has been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements for more than 160 years — from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform. Today, we combine programming and advocacy in order to generate institutional change in three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls.
The mission of the YWCA is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
24-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line: (877) Y-HELPS-U / (877) 943-5778
Women Shelter of Long Beach
Since 1977, WomenShelter of Long Beach has helped thousands of families overcome the trauma caused by domestic abuse. WSLB assists victims and their children by providing safe shelter and supportive services including an emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, social services support, legal and health advocacy, and much more.
The mission of WSLB is to eliminate domestic violence through compassionate intervention, education and personal empowerment.
All of WomenShelter of Long Beach services are free and confidential.
24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: (562) 437-4663
Su Casa Ending Domestic Violence
For over 35 years Su Casa has protected families from domestic violence. The agency was founded in 1979 by Petra Medelez, a survivor, who out of her own home took crisis calls and housed victims and their children. Petra’s vision was to fill her community with peaceful homes. In order to truly realize her vision, Su Casa expanded its services to include not only immediate shelter from danger but also case management and counseling (to residents and to victims still living with their batterer), shelter-based certified childhood education, community awareness training, and transitional housing. Su Casa remains dedicated to Petra’s belief that every individual has the right to live free from violence or the threat of violence.
Their mission is to empower individuals and families to live free from domestic abuse and build partnerships with communities to end domestic violence.
24-Hour Hotline: (562) 402-4888
Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center
The LBTRC seeks to improve the daily lives of people affected by crime and violence.
The LBTRC is currently accepting new clients via Telehealth video sessions. Call (562-985-1366) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) the LBTRC if you are interested in receiving services. Please leave a message with your name and contact information and the LBTRC will call you back to schedule a virtual consultation appointment.
Free and confidential bilingual services:
- Individual therapy
- Couple's therapy (trauma related)
- Youth & family therapy
- Group therapy for domestic violence
- Psychiatric referrals & medication follow-up
- Case management
- Community outreach
Services for victims of:
- Sexual assault
- Hate crimes
- Domestic violence
- Community Violence
- Child abuse or neglect
- Traumatic loss
- Any crime-related trauma
Services at the Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center are provided by clinicians and advanced graduate students who are under the direct supervision of faculty in the College of Education. These students have specialties in Social Work and Marriage/Family Counseling.
The LGBTQ Center Long Beach
The Center began in 1977 as living room gatherings to discuss issues important to the LGBTQ community. The Center was officially incorporated in 1980 as One in Long Beach, Inc. and has been providing a variety of health, social, advocacy, legal, and service programs to the LGBTQ community in the Greater Long Beach area for three decades.
Mission: The LGBTQ Center Long Beach advances equity for LGBTQ people through culturally responsive advocacy, education, programs, and services.
Phone: (562) 434-4455
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
1in6 (Male survivors of Sexual Assault)
1in6 was founded in 2007, and their website was created in 2010, in response to a lack of resources addressing the impact of negative childhood sexual experiences on the lives of adult men, one of many under-recognized aspects of childhood sexual abuse. In 2016, they expanded their mission to include men who experienced sexual assault as adults.
The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives.
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