For a person subjected to an act of sexual violence, there can be time-sensitive decisions to make about sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy, and collecting physical evidence in the event of prosecution. Therefore, victims of sexual violence are advised to:
Amherst: Center for Women & Community, 413.545.0800 or Hotline, 888.337.0800
Greenfield: NELCWIT Hotline, 413.772.0806
Pittsfield: Elizabeth Freeman Center, 413.443.0089 or Hotline, 413.499.2425
Springfield: YWCA, 800.796.8711
Westfield: YWCA of Western Mass Hotline, 800.479.6245
Spanish language assistance is available at the Llámanos Spanish Language 24-hour Helpline at 800.223.5001.
Current contact information on rape crisis centers in Massachusetts can be found at the Commonwealth's Executive Office of Health and Human Services' website under Consumer Information at http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/.
WELL CONNECT- HCC offers free, comprehensive wellness services through the WellConnect Student Assistance Program. Through WellConnect, students, their families and members of their household have access to one-on-one, 24/7 mental health counseling as well as numerous other resources.
Students can access WellConnect at any time by calling (800) 326-6142 (voice/TTY) or via the WellConnect website at https://wellconnect.cuthrive.com/. Students in need of support on campus during normal college business hours (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) should come to the Student Affairs office in FR224 or contact us at (413) 552-2390 for immediate assistance.
SEXUAL VIOLENCE VICTIM'S RIGHTS & INFORMATION
The Board of Higher Education/Massachusetts Community Colleges' Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity ("Policy on Affirmative Action") provides information to assist members of the college community with understanding the rights, protections and services available to victims of sexual violence. This information is available in Sexual Violence - Victim's Rights and Information.