Getting Help

After a sexual assault or incident of dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation and/or retaliation, there are many options. Understanding and choosing between these options can feel confusing and overwhelming. You are not alone.

Information, support and resources are available on and off campus to help members of the Johnson & Wales community. The university provides a list of organizations and departments by campus that offer or arrange for immediate support and response, including arrangements for emergency services, if needed; transportation to medical resources; contact with local authorities; information regarding criminal and civil proceedings and/or the university’s Student Conduct Review Process or Human Resources procedures, as appropriate; advocacy services; referrals/advice about university and community counseling services; and assistance with personal safety concerns.

Many of these resources are available to respondents as well. Community members are encouraged to seek assistance and locate resources that are right for them.

Please see the appropriate section for resources at JWU's regional campuses.

Community Help

Medical

Please note that victims of sexual assault may request a specifically trained sexual assault nurse examiner at each of the following hospitals:

Women & Infants
101 Dudley St., Providence, RI401-274-1100
Rhode Island Hospital
539 Eddy St., Providence, RI401-444-4000
Kent Hospital
455 Tollgate Road, Warwick, RI401-737-7000
Roger Williams Medical Center
825 Chalkstone Ave., Providence, RI401-456-2000

Police

Emergency911
Providence Police Department*401-272-3121
East Providence Police Department*401-435-7600
Warwick Police Department (non-emergency line)*401-468-4200
Cranston Police Department (non-emergency line)401-942-2211
Rehoboth Police Department (non-emergency line)508-252-3722

*These police departments have civilian Law Enforcement Advocates (LEA) available to assist those reporting sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, or stalking

Community

RI Victims of Crime Helpline

  • 1-800-494-8100 (24-hour)

Day One provides services to help and inform victims of sexual violence, including assistance when moving through the prosecution process, if desired, and counseling services for sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

  • 401-421-4100 (Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm)

Jane Doe Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

  • 1-877-785-2020 (24-hour)

Dating and domestic violence services (including criminal justice and protective order advocacy, emergency shelter, transitional housing, safety plans, counseling, education and/or policy) are available at the following member agencies of the RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence:

Violence Recovery Program (VRP) at Fenway Health (Boston, Massachuetts) provides counseling, support groups, advocacy and referral services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender victims of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking.

  • 617-927-6250 (Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm)

Information regarding how to obtain a temporary restraining order in the State of Rhode Island may be found online and by visiting or calling the Restraining Order Office for Providence County, Garrahy Judicial Complex, 1 Dorrance St., second floor, Providence, RI, 401-458-3372. After business hours, on weekends or during holidays emergency restraining orders can be obtained at your local police department.

National Sexual Assault Hotline

  • 1−800−656-HOPE (4673) (24-hour)

National Domestic Violence Hotline

  • 1−800−799−SAFE (7233) (24-hour)

The National Stalking Resource Center provides online tools and information for victims of stalking, and links to local resources nationwide

Text “loveis” to 77054 to text with an advocate via loveisrespect for support and information regarding dating violence.

Confidential On-campus Help

Upon receipt of a report of sexual misconduct, confidential resources will not report information shared with them to the police, Campus Safety & Security or college officials without your permission, except for extreme emergency circumstances. 
*For students to obtain confidential on-campus services

Counseling Services
Downcity Campus
Wales Hall, second floor
401-598-1016
Monday–Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm

Harborside Campus
The Friedman Center, second floor
401-598-1016
Monday–Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm

Appointments are available on both campuses. In case of emergency, the on-call counselor is available after hours by calling 1-888-222-4805 or through Campus Safety & Security at 401-598-1103.

Health Services
Downcity Campus
Wales Hall, third floor
401-598-1104
Monday–Thursday, 8am–4pm
Friday, 9am–3pm
Physician available: Monday and Wednesday, 9:30am–1:30pm

Harborside Campus
Wildcat Center, first floor
401-598-1151
Monday–Thursday, 7am–8pm
Friday, 9am–3pm

*University confidential resources may provide non-identifying information to be counted for the Annual Security Report.

Other Non-confidential On-campus Help

JWU employees who cannot guarantee confidentiality will nevertheless maintain your privacy. Any information you provide to a non-confidential resource will be kept private and used only as necessary to investigate and address a concern and/or to notify the Title IX Coordinator, who is responsible for tracking patterns of sexual misconduct and detecting systemic issues.

Campus Safety & Security
264 Weybosset St., Providence, RI
401-598-1103 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Anonymous Report to Campus Safety & Security through Silent Witness (online only)

Title IX Coordinator/Nondiscrimination Coordinator 
Matthias Rubekeil
8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, RI
401-598-2703

Director, Gender Equity Center
Wales Hall, first floor
401-598-2248

Director, Health & Wellness
Wales Hall, first floor
401-598-2023

Nondiscrimination Campus Liaisons
List of liaisons by campus is located online.

Residential Life
(24 hours a day in each residence hall)
Resident assistants, residence director, central office staff, community assistants, community director

Dean of Students
The Friedman Center, second floor
401-598-2848

Student Conduct
The Friedman Center, second floor
401-598-2885

Human Resources
Wales Hall
8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, RI
401-598-1034

Students or employees who report to the university pursuant to 1 of the above reporting options that they have been a victim of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking, whether the offense occurred on or off campus, shall be provided with a written explanation of their rights and options under this policy and other relevant university procedures.

See also additional information:

Community Help

Medical

Victims of sexual assault are encouraged to go to the Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital because of the specialist training and comprehensive medical, support and counseling services available.

Jackson Memorial Hospital
1611 NW 12th Ave., Miami, FL, 33136305-585-1111 (collect calls accepted)
Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital305-585-7273
Jackson North Medical Center
160 NW 170th St., North Miami Beach, FL, 33169305-651-1100
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
20900 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura, FL, 33180305-682-7000
Mt. Sinai Aventura Emergency Room
2845 Aventura Boulevard, Aventura, FL, 33180305-692-1000

Police

Emergency911
North Miami Police Department
Emergency line305-891-8111
Non-emergency line305-891-0294

Community

Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center (at Jackson Memorial Hospital) provides victims of sexual assault free and confidential information, medical treatment, counseling and support.

  • 305-585-RAPE (7273) (24-hour)

Safespace Foundation provides victims of dating/domestic violence and stalking with information, emergency shelter and support services.

  • 305-758-2804

The Lodge provides victims of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking with information, emergency shelter, court advocacy and support services.

  • 305-693-0232

Restraining orders can be requested by filing in person at one of the following locations: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center, Hialeah District Court, North Dade Justice Center or South Dade Justice Center. Please contact the Domestic Violence Advocacy Unit at 305-349-5677 or the Clerk’s Office Domestic Violence Unit at 305-349-5813 with any questions or for assistance.

National Sexual Assault Hotline

  • 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) (24 hour)

National Domestic Violence Hotline

  • 1−800−799−SAFE (7233) (24 hour)

The National Stalking Resource Center provides online tools and information for victims of stalking, and links to local resources nationwide.

Text “loveis” to 77054 to text with an advocate via loveisrespect for support and information regarding dating violence.

Confidential On-campus Help

Upon receipt of a report of sexual misconduct, confidential resources will not report information shared with them to the police, Campus Safety & Security or college officials without your permission, except for extreme emergency circumstances.
*For students to obtain confidential on-campus services

Counseling Services
Academic & Student Center, Room 207
305-892-7013
Monday–Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm
(Summer hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30am–1pm)
In case of emergency, the on-call counselor is available through Campus Safety & Security at 305-892-7011.

Health Services
Academic & Student Center, Room 205
305-892-7594
Monday–Thursday, 7am–6pm
Friday, 9am–1pm
(Summer hours: Monday–Thursday, 9am–3pm)

*University confidential resources may provide non-identifying information to be counted for the Annual Security Report.

Other Non-confidential On-campus and University Help

JWU employees who cannot guarantee confidentiality will nevertheless maintain your privacy. Any information you provide to a non-confidential resource will be kept private and used only as necessary to investigate and address a concern and/or notify the Title IX Coordinator, who is responsible for tracking patterns of sexual misconduct and for detecting systemic issues.

Campus Safety & Security
1705 NE 124th St.
305-892-7011 (24 hours, 7 days a week)
Hearing impaired line: 305-981-1407
Anonymous Report to Campus Safety & Security through Silent Witness (online only)

Title IX Coordinator/Nondiscrimination Coordinator
Matthias Rubekeil
Providence Campus (8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, RI, 02903)
401-598-2703

Director, Gender Equity Center
Wales Hall
Providence Campus (8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, RI, 02903)
401-598-2248

Director, Health Education
Wales Hall
Providence Campus (8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, RI, 02903)
401-598-2023

Deputy Title IX Coordinator — North Miami Campus
Contact information is located online.

Nondiscrimination Campus Liaisons
A list of liaisons by campus is located online.

Residential Life
(24 hours a day in each residence hall)
Resident Assistants, Residence Director

Dean of Students
Academic & Student Center, fifth floor
305-892-7567

Student Conduct
Wildcat Center, second floor
305-892-7602

Human Resources
Academic & Student Center, fifth floor
305-832-5304

Students or employees who report to the university pursuant to 1 of the above reporting options that they have been a victim of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking, whether the offense occurred on or off campus, shall be provided with a written explanation of their rights and options under this policy and other relevant university procedures.

See also additional information:

Community Help

Medical

Victims of sexual assault are encouraged to request a specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) at the emergency department.

University of Colorado Hospital
12605 East 16th Ave., Aurora, CO, 80010720-848-1000
Denver Health Medical Center
777 Bannock St., Denver, CO, 80204303-436-6000
Porter Adventist Hospital
2525 S Downing St., Denver, CO, 80210305-778-1955

Police

Emergency911
Denver Police Department, non-emergency line720-913-2000

Community

Denver Victims Advocate

  • 720-913-6035

The Blue Bench (formerly known as the Rape Assistance and Awareness Program, or RAAP) provides confidential services to help and inform victims of sexual violence, including advocacy, referral and counseling services.

  • 303-322-7273 (24-hour)

SafeHouse Denver provides victims of dating/domestic violence and stalking with information, emergency shelter and support services.

  • 303-318-9989 (24-hour)

Colorado Anti-Violence Program provides specialized support services for people in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community who are victims of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence or stalking.

  • 303-852-5094 (24-hour)

Restraining orders can be requested at the Protection Order Courtroom in the City and County Building at 1437 Bannock Street, in Courtroom 170 on the first floor. For assistance, please contact the Court Clerk at 720-865-7275, or the Project Safeguard Office also in the City and County Building in Room 117 at 303-863-7233. Protective order paperwork must be submitted before 9am, Monday–Friday.

National Sexual Assault Hotline

  • 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) (24-hour)

National Domestic Violence Hotline

  • 1−800−799−SAFE (7233) (24-hour)

The National Stalking Resource Center provides online tools and information for victims of stalking, and links to local resources nationwide.

Text “loveis” to 77054 to text with an advocate via loveisrespect for support and information regarding dating violence.

Confidential On-campus Help

Upon receipt of a report of sexual misconduct, confidential resources will not report information shared with them to the police, Campus Safety & Security or college officials without your permission, except for extreme emergency circumstances.

*For students to obtain confidential on-campus services

Health & Counseling Services 
Centennial Hall, second floor, Suite 213
303-256-9448
Monday–Thursday, 9am–4pm
Friday, 9am–2pm
Physician assistant hours: Monday–Thursday, 9am-3pm  

*University confidential resources may provide non-identifying information to be counted for the Annual Security Report.

Other Non-confidential On-campus and University Help

JWU employees who cannot guarantee confidentiality will nevertheless maintain your privacy. Any information you provide to a non-confidential resource will be kept private and used only as necessary to investigate and address a concern and/or notify the Title IX Coordinator, who is responsible for tracking patterns of sexual misconduct and for detecting systemic issues.

Campus Safety & Security
Student Center, second floor
303-256-9500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Anonymous Report to Campus Safety & Security through Silent Witness (online only)

Title IX Coordinator/Nondiscrimination Coordinator
Matthias Rubekeil
Providence Campus (8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, RI, 02903)
401-598-2703

Director, Gender Equity Center
Wales Hall
Providence Campus (8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, RI 02903)
401-598-2248

Director, Health Education
Wales Hall
Providence Campus (8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, RI 02903)
401-598-2023

Deputy Title IX Coordinator — Denver Campus
Contact information is located online.

Nondiscrimination Campus Liaisons
A list of liaisons by campus is located online.

Residential Life
24 hours a day in each residence hall
Resident assistants, residence director

Director of Student Affairs
Student Center, second floor, Room 222
303-256-9400

Dean of Students 
Student Center, second floor
303-256-9400

Human Resources
Student Center, second floor
303-256-9309

Students or employees who report to the university pursuant to 1 of the above reporting options that they have been a victim of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking, whether the offense occurred on or off campus, shall be provided with a written explanation of their rights and options under this policy and other relevant university procedures.

See also additional information:

Community Help

Medical

Victims of sexual assault are encouraged to request a specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) at the emergency department.

Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) Main
1000 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, 28204704-381-2355
Presbyterian Medical Center
200 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC, 28204704-384-4000

Police

Emergency911
Charlotte-Mecklenberg non-emergency crime reporting704-336-7600

Community

Safe Alliance provides victims of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking with information, advocacy, counseling, shelter, referral and support services.

  • 704-375-9900 (24-hour rape crisis line)
  • 704-332-2513 (24-hour dating/domestic violence line)

Project Rainbow Net provides training, consultation and referral for local providers, as well as resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender victims of dating and domestic violence.

  • 1-888-232-9124

Information regarding protective orders can be obtained at the Victim Assistance Office, 720 E. 4th St., Room 204, Charlotte, NC, at 704-336-4126, Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm.

National Sexual Assault Hotline

  • 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) (24-hour)

National Domestic Violence Hotline

  • 1−800−799−SAFE (7233) (24-hour)

The National Stalking Resource Center provides online tools and information for victims of stalking, and links to local resources nationwide.

Text "loveis" to 77054 to text with an advocate via loveisrespect for support and information regarding dating violence.

Confidential On-campus Help

Upon receipt of a report of sexual misconduct, confidential resources will not report information shared with them to the police, Campus Safety & Security or college officials without your permission, except for extreme emergency circumstances.
*For students to obtain confidential on-campus services

Counseling Services
Academic Center, second floor, Suite 200
980-598-1710 (by appointment)
Monday–Thursday, 8am–8pm
Friday, 8am–1pm (or until 8pm when culinary labs are in session)

In case of emergency, the on-call counselor is available after-hours through Campus Safety & Security at 980-598-1900.

Health Services
Academic Center, second floor, Suite 200
980-598-1700
Monday–Thursday, 8am–8pm
Friday, 8am–1pm (or until 8pm when culinary labs are in session)

*University confidential resources may provide non-identifying information to be counted for the Annual Security Report.

Other Non-confidential On-campus and University Help

JWU employees who cannot guarantee confidentiality will nevertheless maintain your privacy. Any information you provide to a non-confidential resource will be kept private and used only as necessary to investigate and address a concern and/or notify the Title IX Coordinator, who is responsible for tracking patterns of sexual misconduct and for detecting systemic issues.

Campus Safety & Security
Cedar Hall South, Suite 113
980-598-1900 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Anonymous Report to Campus Safety & Security through Silent Witness (online only)

Title IX Coordinator / Nondiscrimination Coordinator
Matthias Rubekeil, Providence Campus (8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, RI, 02903)
401-598-2703

Director, Gender Equity Center
Wales Hall, Providence Campus (8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, RI, 02903)
401-598-2248

Director, Health Education
Wales Hall, Providence Campus (8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, RI, 02903)
401-598-2023

Deputy Title IX Coordinator — Charlotte Campus
Contact information is located online.

Nondiscrimination Campus Liaisons
A list of liaisons by campus is located online.

Residential Life
(24 hours a day in each residence hall)
Resident assistants, residence directors

Dean of Students
Cedar Hall South, Suite 100
980-598-1830

Student Conduct
Cedar Hall South, Main Office
980-598-1820

Human Resources
Gateway Center, Suite 412
980-598-1006

Students or employees who report to the university pursuant to 1 of the above reporting options that they have been a victim of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking, whether the offense occurred on or off campus, shall be provided with a written explanation of their rights and options under this policy and other relevant university procedures.

See also additional information: