Access to Care After Trauma
Option 1: Call the Counselor-on-call
The counselor-on-call can be reached by calling the Campus Safety dispatcher at 315-228-7333
and asking for the counselor on call. Your first name and phone number will be requested in order to provide information to the counselor for a return phone call. The counselor will help you through your options.
Option 2: Go Directly to Community Memorial Hospital Emergency Room
Located between the Student Health Center and the townhouses. The attending nurse will contact an advocate from Help Restore Hope Center to discuss options with you.
Option 3. Call Help Restore Hope Center (HRHC)
and ask for a sexual assault advocate. The advocate will assist you with next steps. The advocate’s purpose is to listen to the victim, inform the victim of rights and confidentiality, create a safety plan, and answer questions about the process. Upon request, an advocate will stay with the victim throughout the process, including if an examination is done.
Access to Ongoing Support, Counseling, and Assistance
Haven, as the sexual assault response center for the Colgate community, provides confidential care, support, advocacy, and trauma-informed clinical services for survivors of sexual assault and other forms of violence. Our counseling staff are here to offer support and options in a welcoming and supportive environment. Other resources available at Haven include, the lending library, Help Restore Hope Advocate, and information on other sources of support on campus.
A survivor may experience a wide range of emotions following the trauma. Additionally, accommodations may be necessary to help the survivor feel safe. The on-call counselor and/or the advocate will assist the survivor with the following:
- scheduling appointments for counseling (on- or off-campus)
- scheduling a medical follow-up appointment (on- or off-campus)
- reporting options/legal decisions (on- or off- campus)
- housing or academic accommodations
- other support resources (e.g., Chaplains’ office)