Advocacy

Students who have experienced sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or stalking, and their supportive friends/family members, may receive free advocacy, support, and crisis intervention at:

VPAC coordinates an immediate and supportive response to incidents of sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or stalking which take place on campus and off campus through a 24-hour hotline designed for the John Carroll community. VPAC recognizes the diverse needs of survivors and supportive community members after a traumatic event and can provide a range of responses, including crisis intervention, hospital accompaniment, safety planning, transportation, assistance understanding and navigating through the student conduct or criminal justice system, assistance with academic and residence life accommodations, resources, and referrals. Contact the VPAC program coordinator on the 24 hour hotline at 216.397.CALL (2255).

Counseling

Students who have experienced sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or stalking, and their supportive friends/family members, may receive free and confidential counseling at the:

University Counseling services are provided free of charge to students enrolled at the University. Information shared in counseling sessions and counseling records are kept confidential in accordance with Ohio state law and professional ethical standards. Services include:

  • Individual counseling: Students can receive short-term, individual counseling support for a wide variety of issues and concerns.
  • Consultation services: Faculty, staff, parents, and students who are concerned about someone else can consult with staff.
  • Psychiatric services: A contracted psychiatrist is available at the counseling center every other week to provide assessment and medication monitoring for students engaged in counseling services.
  • Referrals: We provide referral information and can help connect students to support services both on and off campus, including community agencies.

An appointment can be scheduled anytime Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Emergency consultation time is offered each day to assist students experiencing an urgent concern or crisis.

To watch a video that describes the Cleveland Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy services in detail click here.