Resources

Whittier College encourages prompt reporting of sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, or domestic/dating violence to the College or local law enforcement. The College recognizes that individuals may not be ready to report or may not be sure what has happened. This resource section is designed to provide information and support resources, including confidential resources who will not share information without the person’s permission.

On-Campus Confidential Resources

Counseling Center
Rebecca Romberger, PsyD.
Director
Haverhill A (next to Campus Safety Office)
562.907.4239
rromberger@whittier.edu

Off-Campus Confidential Resources

Project Sister
Provides a 24-hour hotline, accompaniment program, Information and referral services, professional counseling series, support groups, and a walk-in clinic.
P.O. Box 1369
Pomona, CA  91769-1369
24 Hour Hotline: 909.626.4357
Phone: 909.623.1619
info@projectsister.org

Peace over Violence
Provides comprehensive, free treatment for sexual assault survivors, including 24-hour emergency medical care and forensic service, counseling and psychotherapy, advocacy, and accompaniment services.
West San Gabriel Valley Center
892 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Suite D
Pasadena, CA 91103-3046
310.392.8381
213.626.3393
626.793.3385
info@peaceoverviolence.org

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
A confidential, anonymous national sexual assault hotline
1.800.656.4673

Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center
Provides comprehensive, free treatment for sexual assault victims, including 24-hour emergency medical care and forensic services, counseling and psychotherapy, advocacy and accompaniment services.
310.319.4000, Ext. 3.

Confidential Medical Resources

Under California law, medical providers (but not psychological counselors) are required to notify law enforcement if a patient communicates a sexual assault has occurred.  The patient has the right to request that a survivor advocate be present when speaking to law enforcement and to request that criminal charges not be pursued.  Any additional information is covered under HIPPA. 

Taxi vouchers are available from the Health and Wellness Center and Campus Safety to provide free transportation to local medical resources. A member of the Support Person Program is also available to accompany a survivor to off-campus resources.

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