We want you to know that you are not alone. Northeastern resources are still here for you, as are local and national services. We know that for many survivors, COVID-19 presents some unique challenges. If you or someone you love needs help or support, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

For a full description of sexual violence and domestic violence resources, see our resource page. Below we have highlighted some resources that we felt might be most helpful in coping with COVID-19.

Northeastern Resources

Northeastern offices are open and staff are available remotely. Below we have highlighted some virtual services. For a full description of services provided by each office, please go to the office website or contact staff.

Sexual Violence Resource Center: The Sexual Violence Resource Center can be accessed remotely. Please email open@northeastern.edu to schedule a meeting or to speak with a staff member. The OPEN email will be monitored during regular business hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm. Staff at the Sexual Violence Resource Center can help provide resources, information, and options so you can make whatever decisions are best for you.

University Health and Counseling ServicesMedical and mental health care teams are available for telephone consultation at 617.373.2772.  Access free 24/7 mental health support through Find@Northeastern at 1.877.233.9477 (U.S.), +1.781.457.7777 (outside the U.S.).

Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service: Check out their Youtube channel for guided yoga and meditations.

Both The Office for University Equity and Compliance (OUEC) and Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) are available to take reports.  NUPD’s availability and services remain the same.  The OUEC is continuing to investigate cases virtually. The Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution will continue Title IX hearings (and all hearings) via phone and video conference.

Virtual Support, Hotlines and Resources

1in6

Weekly web-based support groups for 18+ male-identified survivors; 

Monday-Friday at 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Option B: Sexual Violence Resources

Facebook peer support group that helps survivors discuss topics like sexual assault, abuse, domestic violence, and building resilience

Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery Groups

“The virtual Creative Connection group is a weekly expressive arts group for survivors of interpersonal and community violence. The group will be held via StarLeaf with approximately ~6 participants per group.  The group will offer prompts, a place to be in community and opportunity to share progress on a project you are working on. This group for trauma survivors is free-of-charge and there is no experience necessary. Supplies will be provided if group participants do not have access to materials at home and members can work on both individual and group projects. If you enjoy painting, journaling, yarn crafts, or other creative arts, we hope you’ll join us. Please let Piper Derenoncourt know if you are interested via email: pharring@bidmc.harvard.edu and to set up a phone call for additional information and questions.”

Arts & crafts: Tuesdays April 14th, 21st, 28th, and May 5th; 10:00-11:00 AM

Yarn Crafts: Thursdays  April 16th, 23rd, April 30th, and May 7th; 3:00-4:00 PM

Summer Gardening Group: “When the COVID-19 restrictions lift, we are hoping to continue our community healing garden project at Hawthorne community center. Please email Piper Derenoncourt at pharring@bidmc.harvard.edu for more details and general interest.”

 

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN)

24/7 online chat or phone option: hotline.rainn.org/online (English/Spanish), 800.656.HOPE

National Domestic Violence Hotline

24/7 online chat or phone option: text LOVEIS to 22522 or call 1-800-799-7233 

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

24/7 phone: 800-841-837; Online chat 9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. at barcc.org/chat.

 

Information On COVID-19 For Survivors, Communities, And DV/SA Programs

By: Futures Without Violence

Podcast: How to Handle Coronavirus Anxiety

by: Ten Percent Happier

7 Ways Survivors of Sexual Violence Can Practice Self-Care When Retraumatized During Tragedy

By: National Sexual Violence Resource Center 

Safety Planning Suggestions for Those at Risk of Abuse During COVID-19

By: Sanctuary For Families

Staying Safe During COVID-19- for Those Experiencing Partner Violence

By: National Domestic Violence Hotline

Survivor Leadership Collective Blog

The Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital has a Survivor Leadership Collective (SLC).  They are looking for survivors to submit writings, poetry and art to share on their blog.

PTSD Coach Online

The National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) provides concrete tools for managing symptoms.

Struggling to Sleep?

For Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, we asked counselor and yoga teacher Shelby Dwyer, LMHC, RYT, to create a 15-minute guided yoga session designed to help with sleep.
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