Advocacy Resources

This page provides information about various on- and off-campus resources available to survivors of sexual, domestic, and dating violence. We invite you to use them to help support yourself or others or contact to discuss these resources and others that are available.

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On-Campus Resources

Some of the following resources are confidential, meaning that they will not share any information with the College or anyone else, unless there is an imminent risk of harm to self or others.

Project SAFE Survivor Advocates

The Project SAFE Survivor Advocates, Tirzah Blanche (she/they) and Téresa Mejia (she/they/ella), can be reached at or (323) 259-1359. Survivor advocates are a confidential resource who can offer a wide variety of supportive measures. Read more about what they can do for you here

Office for Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL)

The Director of the Office for Religious and Spiritual Life, Reverend Doctor Susan Young, is a confidential resource who can be reached by email at or by phone at (323) 259-1308.

Emmons Wellness Center Counselors

The Emmons Wellness Center offers confidential counseling services by appointment as well as for drop-ins and crisis walk-in hours. To make an appointment call (323) 259-2657. A list of support groups at Emmons and specific drop-in hours can be found here. Crisis walk-in hours are from 3:00-4:15 PM Monday through Friday. 

Title IX

The Title IX Office handles the investigation and resolution of complaints of sexual or relationships violence among Occidental community members. The Title IX Office is also responsible for holding the College accountable to its federal requirement to address sex and gender-based discrimination. Alexandra Fulcher, the Title IX Coordinator, can be reached via email

Off-Campus Resources

Peace Over Violence

Peace Over Violence (POV) offers emergency, intervention, prevention, education, and advocacy services for survivors and their support people. Serviced are offered in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language. Their 24-hour hotline can be reached at (213) 626-3393.

Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center

The Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center provides 24/7, free, expert, comprehensive care for sexual assault victims. Services include emergency medical treatment and forensic services, crisis counseling and longer-term psychotherapy, and advocacy. The center can also provide accompaniments to police stations, medical centers and court proceedings. They can be reached at (424) 259-7208.

Los Angeles LGBT Center

The LA LGBT Center provides services by LGBT+ domestic violence specialists, including certified domestic violence counselors, mental health professionals and attorneys. They are located in Hollywood and can be reached at (323) 993-7649 for legal services and (323) 860-5806 for advocacy services.


1in6 aims to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences. Services include a 24/7 online helpline, and free, confidential weekly online support groups. Located in Pasadena, 1in6 can be reached via email.

Strength United

Strength United is dedicated to ending abuse and empowering survivors. The organization provides counseling for victims of sexual assault and intimate partner violence, as well as a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), a client-centered program that provides emergency response to reports of child sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault. Located in Van Nuys, Strength United can be reached at (818) 787-9700. For 24-hour support, they have a referral and response crisis line that can be reached at (818) 886-0453

Center for the Pacific Asian Family

The Center for the Pacific Asian Family aims to address domestic violence and sexual assault in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Services, including a 24/7 helpline, counseling and case management, and emergency and transitional shelters, are free, confidential and are available in more than 30 Asian and Pacific Islander languages. Located in Koreatown, they can be reached at (800) 339-3940.

Take Back the Night Foundation

The Take Back the Night legal support team provides free support so you can learn your legal options for U.S cases. The National Justice Hotline is available 24-7 so you immediately connect with a real person ready and willing to help. If you don't want to call, the link above will guide you to an online intake form that can be filled out and sent to the legal support team. The intake form response time is within one business day, if not within the next few hours. They can be reached at their hotline, 567-SHATTER.