On-Campus Support (Bellingham)
Old Main 585B (360) 650-3700
CASAS is a confidential support service for Western students who have been affected by relationship violence, sexual violence, stalking, harassment, and other forms of violence, either recently or in the past. Our services are available and affirming of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
CASAS provides student survivors with:
- individual emotional support
- support groups
- safety planning
- academic advocacy
- information and support navigating medical, legal and reporting options
- connection to resources on and off campus
CASAS is also available to assist friends, partners, and/or family members of students who have experienced violence.
To connect with CASAS:
Call the confidential CASAS voicemail line: 360-650-3700
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Contact the CASAS Coordinator directly:
For more information visit: wwu.edu/casas
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.
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.