On-Campus Support (Bellingham)
Old Main 585B (360) 650-3700
CASAS is Western’s caring and compassionate resource to assist all students who have, at any period in their life, have been effected by sexual assault, dating/domestic violence stalking or harassment. Their staff provide confidential, professional consultation, information about medical services, legal information and reporting options, academic support, and support groups for survivors of violence, including sexual violence. CASAS can also help students make a report to the University or to the police.
CASAS staff work with survivors to access all available resources in an effort to ensure that students continue to be academically successful and have the support necessary to heal from their experience. Resources and support are also available to assist students that are supporting someone who has experienced an act of violence. CASAS assists students through the details of identifying and accessing available campus and community resources including medical and legal assistance, professional counseling and advocacy beyond CASAS, academic support and other support services.
Old Main 540 (360) 650-3164 (counselor on-call is available 24 hours a day).
The Counseling Center provides confidential counseling, including crisis appointments and after-hours emergency services. The Counseling Center also assists students by referring them to other services on campus and to community resources that can offer more specialized or longer-term help with problems and concerns.
Campus Services Building, 2001 Bill McDonald Pkwy. (360) 650-3400
The Student Health Center provides confidential health care, including treatment for injuries and sexually transmitted infections, and emergency contraceptive services.
1407 Commercial Street, Bellingham; 24-hour helpline (360) 715-1563 or (877) 715-1563
DVSAS offers free and confidential services, including a 24-hour helpline seven days a week, walk-in services weekdays from 9am to 5pm, support groups, emergency shelter, and legal, medical and social services advocacy. The DVSAS website, www.dvsas.org, lists many community resources for survivors.
(206) 568-7777, Seattle
Founded by and for LGBT survivors, the NW Network works to end abuse in LGBT communities through education, organizing and advocacy. Direct services for survivors are free and confidential.
2901 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham, WA 98225
The hospital’s services include providing treatment for injuries and sexually transmitted infections. The hospital provides rape kit assessments with a sexual assault nurse examiner. An advocate for sexual assault survivors is called whenever a patient reports being sexually assaulted and the patient decides whether to have the advocate accompany them through the exam process. Seeking medical treatment can preserve evidence.
1-206-389-2515, Seattle & Olympia
WSCADV’s website provides contact information for the National Domestic Violence Hotline, as well as dating and domestic violence hotlines specifically for teens, Native American people, and people who are deaf and hard of hearing.