Below is a list of University and Off Campus (non-University) confidential resources. None of these resources would require any involvement by the Office of Institutional Equity (“OIE”), but could provide help and support.

OIE staff members are available to meet with faculty, staff, or students by phone or in-person. If you are not ready to pursue a formal complaint, you can withhold your name and other key details. We can talk through your circumstances and provide guidance on complaint options and services.

If you or a friend are in crisis, the Behavioral Health Crisis Support Team is here to help. Here are a few quick steps to take when you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help.

Step 1: Reach the BHCST
Call the BHCST access line at 410-516-WELL (9355) to speak with a crisis support clinician.

Step 2: Let’s Connect
Share your name, current location, and how to contact you if disconnected. The clinician is then ready to hear what’s happening, and you will receive immediate help.

JHU Confidential Resources

Confidential University Resources for Faculty and Staff

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Confidential University Resources for Students

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JHU SEXUAL ASSAULT HELPLINE (24/7) – 410-516-7333

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This website includes specific information about confidential mental and medical health resources and non-clinical resources.

Peer Support for Students

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JHU’s Sexual Assault Resource Unit (SARU) is a volunteer student group that refers survivors to resources and raises awareness about the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. SARU runs a peer support line for those affected by sexual assault and individuals who are concerned about a friend or loved one. The support line is staffed by student responders. For a confidential resource, please call the Sexual Assault Helpline or your school’s designated counseling service, noted above.

SARU also provides peer education focused primarily on what constitutes consent, what factors contribute to rape culture, and how to respond appropriately to survivors. By hosting speakers, putting on poster campaigns, and creating peer-to-peer activities, SARU raises awareness of sexual assault and promotes consent and mutual respect in all sexual encounters. Please note that because SARU is a student group, its members are not required to report received calls to JHU campus officials. Students should be aware that information shared with SARU does not constitute a report or complaint of sexual violence filed with JHU. Accordingly, if you wish to file a complaint, please click here to learn more about JHU’s complaint processes

The SARU support line number is 410-516-7887 and the SARU email is [email protected].

Off Campus Confidential Resources

Information about Medical Assistance and Sexual Assault Forensic Exams (SAFE) Near You

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Victims are encouraged to seek medical care from a hospital equipped with a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) program.  The following hospitals in the Baltimore and Washington, DC metro areas are staffed with specially trained registered nurses and are available to provide discreet and confidential medical forensic services:

Baltimore City

Mercy Hospital (24/7) (Hospital offering Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) in Baltimore City)
301 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21011

Baltimore County

GBMC (24/7) (Hospital offering Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) in Baltimore County)
6701 North Charles Street
Towson, MD 21204

Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel Medical Center (Hospital offering Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) in Anne Arundel County)
2001 Medical Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401

Baltimore Washington Medical Center (Hospital offering Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) in Anne Arundel County)
301 Hospital Drive
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Carroll County

Carroll Hospital Center (Hospital offering Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) in Carroll County)
200 Memorial Avenue
Westminster, MD 21157

Howard County

Howard County General (Hospital offering Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) in Howard County)
5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044

Montgomery County

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital (Hospital offering Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) in Montgomery County)
9901 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

Washington, D.C.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center (24/7) (MedStar Washington Hospital Center (24/7) (Hospital offering Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) in Washington, DC)
110 Irving Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20010

Bologna, Italy

Pronto Soccorso Ostetrico e Ginecologico (Gynecology ER) Ospedale Sant’Orsola-Malpighi
Via Massarenti Padiglione 4
Pronto Soccorso Generale Ospedale Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Via Albertoni 15
Pronto Soccorso Generale Ospedale Maggiore
Largo Nigrisoli 2 (Via Saffi)

Nanjing, China

Nanjing University Hospital 22 Hankou Road
Gulou, Nanjing, Jiangsu China
Telephone: +86-25-8359-2526

Victims in other locales should contact the closest local hospital and inquire about the nearest medical facility equipped with medical forensic services.


Rape Crisis Recovery Centers

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Other Confidential Resources

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