Resources of the Women's Center

Your responsibilities are not to diagnose or provide therapy; it is the development of a compassionate and forthright conversation that ultimately helps a student in trouble find understanding, support, and the proper therapeutic resources.

 

The Women’s Center’s mission is to be advocates for the political, social and economic gains of all people by eradicating gender-based inequalities in a supportive atmosphere that encourages and facilitates the evolution and development of personal and academic potentials. 

 

The Women’s Center recognizes that gender inequalities are deeply connected to other areas of disenfranchisement and oppression in our society, including violence. Therefore, the programs and services strive to value and promote respect for all differences.  This means that women and men and people of all races, cultures, sexual orientations and abilities are welcome in the Women’s Center.  

   

The VictimAdvocacy Program provides confidential crisis intervention services to the University of North Florida community. The primary role of victim advocacy is to intervene on behalf of the victim and assist the individual in surviving the experience.  This includes representing the victim’s legitimate interests regarding any problem or concern resulting from the victimization.  

 

Immediate assistance is available to victims by contacting our 24-Hour Crisis Helpline. Services are available to students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus who have been victims of crime.

Services include:         

  • 24-hour Crisis Helpline 

  • Crisis Intervention 

  • Emotional Support 

  • Evaluation of Options 

  • Information and Referrals 

  • Safety Planning 

  • Explanation of Rights 

  • Arranging and accompaniment to Forensic Medical Exam 

  • Assistance navigating through the Criminal Justice Process 

  • Assistance with Student Conduct Process 

  • Assistance in Filing Crimes Compensation 

  • Documentation of Victimization for School or Employment 

  • Coordination of Services  

  • Assistance in Completing Victim Impact Statements 

  • Educational Presentations and Materials 

  • Any other assistance that may be required to assist victims/survivors in rebuilding their lives. 

  • Referral may be made to Department of Health Promotion for Free Anonymous HIV Testing, at (904) 620-1570.

The Victim Advocacy Program may be contacted in the following ways: by telephone -  24 hours a day at  (904) 620-1010 or in person - Monday –Friday 8 a.m. –5 p.m. Founders Hall, Building 2, Suite 2100.