Survivor Support

Seek immediate medical attention
It is important to receive immediate medical attention even if you feel you were not physically harmed. Locally, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has specialized medical teams the work with victims of sexual offenses. A medical examination that includes a general physical exam and an exam to check for internal injuries will most likely be suggested. Also, the victim can choose to be tested for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. A medical examination does not require the victim to press charges.

Preserve evidence
Before going to the hospital a victim should not shower, wash or throw away any clothing worn at the time of the sexual assault. Evidence on one's body or clothes is critical if the choice is made to press charges, either immediately or at a later date. Upon request, the hospital will hold evidence for at least six months, regardless of the decision to seek a criminal complaint.

In addition to contacting Campus Safety at 617-735-9888 (emergency line), members of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) can be contacted.

View our Victims' Bill of Rights.

On-Campus Resources:

Counseling Center
Administration Building, Room 151
617-735-9920

Campus Safety
Administration Building, Room 139
617-735-9888

Health Services
St. Joseph Hall, Room G02
617-264-7678

Residence Life + Housing
St. Ann Hall, Lower Level

Off-Campus Resources:

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
1-800-656- HOPE (4673)
RAINN is a 24/7 national toll-free hotline for victims of sexual assault. When a victim calls the 800 number, the call will be routed instantaneously to the rape crisis center nearest the caller.

The National Center for Victims of Crime
The National Center for Victims of Crime is a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims' issues.

Contact the Boston Police Department (BPD) to report sexual violence which occurred in the city of Boston.
617-343-4633
1 Schroeder Plaza,
Boston, Massachusetts

Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
617-667-8141

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
617-492-RAPE

Boston Police Department, Sexual Assault Division
911 or 617-343-4400

Fenway Community Health Center's Violence Recovery Center
617-927-6250

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Not Alone
Information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses and in our schools.

Where to get help for PTSD

Understanding PTSD Informational Packet