Our Mission

What is Not Alone @ the Beach (NATB):

Not Alone @ the Beach coordinates confidential services for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, domestic violence, harassment and other forms of sexual misconduct.  Our Campus Confidential Advocates provide confidential crisis intervention services, safety planning, accompaniment, referrals, information about campus resources and supports, and other supportive measures.  Licensed counselors at Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) and the Long Beach Trauma and Recovery Center (LBTRC) are also designated confidential resources and critical members of the NATB team.

Confidentiality is a fundamental principle of victim services and one protected by federal law.  When victims of violence are assured of confidentiality, they are more likely to seek the support services they need, to take steps to secure their safety, and to retain control over the process and their own healing.

Housed in the College of Liberal Arts, and led by a team of practitioners and researchers, NATB offers holistic, evidence-based programming in gender and power-based violence prevention, awareness programming and outreach services to all CSULB students, faculty and staff.  Our focus is on primary prevention, which is to help change campus culture ‘at the root’ to prevent violence and abuse from occurring in the first place.

Our Mission:  To collaborate with campus and community partners to ensure a campus free from all forms of gender and power-based violence, and to coordinate confidential advocacy services to all those impacted by trauma, violence and abuse.

Our Vision:  We believe a campus free from violence is foundational to any student success initiative.  NATB acts as the umbrella organization that harnesses our shared concern for the safety and well-being of our students and of our campus community.  We welcome all those who share our vision to join us in this effort.

Our Core Values:  Survivor-Centered; Inclusive; Holistic; Collaborative; Research Driven.