Support for Survivors

You are not alone. There are resources here to help you.

If you have been affected by sexual assault, intimate partner or domestic violence, sexual harassment, stalking, invasions of sexual privacy, or any related type of harm, please know there are resources available to help you. 

Unsure where to start? The PATH to Care Center is a supportive place to start anytime. For urgent 24/7 confidential support, call the Care Line: 510-643-2005.

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Different types of support available to survivors

24/7 Help available (Hotlines, online chat-lines, other services)

In an emergency, call 911. For urgent help anytime, please contact any of the following campus, local, or national organizations that have hotlines, chat-based hotlines, and other services available 24-hours, 7 days a week.

Academic & workplace supportive measures

Survivors of sexual violence may request reasonable academic and workplace supportive measures or adjustments. A number of campus resources can assist in arranging these supportive measures.

Advocacy services

Confidential advocates are specially trained and can support survivors (and supporters of survivors) with their options, rights, and resources. Advocacy services are available on campus, locally, and nationally.

Basic needs

Basic needs include safe and stable housing, food, hygiene, transportation, healthcare, and financial sustainability. Basic needs assistance is available to survivors of sexual violence.

Conflict resolution

Conflict management and resolution assistance are available on campus.


Counseling and other mental health support are available to survivors of sexual violence on campus, locally, and nationally.

Legal services

Survivors of sexual violence have the option to seek legal services.

Medical care and forensic evidence collection (rape kit)

Time-sensitive information: After experiencing harm or assault, you may wish to seek urgent medical attention such as treating injuries, checking for injuries that aren't apparent, getting tested for STI exposure, and potentially collecting forensic DNA evidence that can be used for reporting. Some aspects of getting medical attention are time-sensitive. You always have the option to contact a confidential advocate for help.

Reporting options

Survivors of sexual violence have the choice of whether or not to report it. Survivors may report to the university, law enforcement, or both.

Supporting a survivor & responding to disclosures

When someone comes to you with a concern related to sexual violence and sexual harassment, it’s crucial that you listen, support, and offer resources. This page provides tips and resources for supporting someone who has been impacted by sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Your rights as a survivor of sexual assault

Quick summary of survivors' rights, options, and resources

Specialized or identity-based survivor resources

American Indian/Native Americans/First Nations/Indigenous Survivors

Asian, Arabic, and Pacific Islander communities

Children survivors and their caretakers

Faith-based or spiritual communities

Immigrants and internationals

Latine/Latinx survivors

Support for survivors of trafficking

Survivors who are sex workers

Survivors with disabilities

UC Berkeley resources Disabled Students' Program (DSP) [Serves students] The UC Berkeley Disabled Students' Program (DSP) provides assessment, consultation, and accommodation services to students with disabilities and works closely with faculty and staff to build a more accessible learning environment.

Voice: (510) 642-0518

TTY: (510) 642-6376 Be Well at Work - Disability Management Services [Serves staff and faculty]...