Resources & Emergency Contacts

Brown University Resources

University Health Services 

(401) 863-3953

Confidential medical care, testing and treatment. Emergency contraceptive pills and treatment for sexually transmitted infections are available. Emergency care available 24 hours a day. Located at 13 Brown Street on the corner of Brown and Charlesfield Streets.

Brown Health Education

(401) 863-2794

Health Education is part of Health Services.  We are located on the 3rd floor of Health Services, which is on the corner of Brown and Charlesfield Streets. Call us at 401.863-2794 or stop by between 8:30am and 5:00pm during the academic year. We facilitate interactive workshops, offer individual counseling and referrals, and coordinate special events on a wide range of health topics. Topic areas include nutrition, alcohol and other drug use, sexual assault response & prevention, safer sex, sexually transmitted infections, stress management and general wellness.

Psychological Services

(401) 863-3476

Available 24 hours a day, confidential crisis support

Brown Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

(401) 863-4111 

Emergency response available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Office of Student Life

(401) 863-3145 (Dean of the Day, business hours)
(401) 863-4111 (Administrator-on-Call, evenings and weekends)

Student crisis support, 24 hours a day

Sexual Assault Response Line

(401) 863-6000

24-hour confidential support and info, crisis counselor available to accompany to hospital

Coordinator of Sexual Assault Prevention and Advocacy

(401) 863-2794, bita@brown.edu

Bita Shooshani is the main contact person for helping students affected by sexual violence. Confidential services include support for a survivor or the friends of a survivor, help filing a complaint (if that is the student's choice) and educational programs for the student community.

Sexual Assault Information and Resources Network

This network is comprised of graduate students, faculty, and staff that have received training on Brown's resources and reporting procedures. Members of the network are available to talk through your options after experiencing harassment or assault. This includes identifying potential systems of support both internal and external to Brown, as well as outlining the details and potential outcomes of reporting an incident to appropriate university officials. Feel free to contact any of the members if you are hoping to learn more about your options or if you need extra support at any point in the process of dealing with an event. 

Bita Shooshani, Coordinator of Sexual Assault Prevention and Advocacy (401) 863-2794

Gail Cohee, Director of the Sarah Doyle Women's Center and Assistant Dean of the College, (401) 863-3402

Timothy Shiner, Director of the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center and Student Activities, (401) 863-2341

Kisa Takesue, Director of Leadership Programs, Office of Continuing Education

Sara Matthiesen, Graduate Student Coordinator, Sarah Doyle Women's Center

Brown Public Safety, Special Victims Unit

(401) 863-4111 (emergency response) or Michelle Nuey, (401) 863-2542

This Unit provide information and support concerning University and Providence Police reporting options. Services include safety planning, victim advocacy, court accompaniment and assistance with obtaining restraining orders. Seeking help from the Special Victims Unit does not require you to file a police report. 

Sexual Harassment Information Liaisons

If  you would like assistance or wish to report sexually harassing behavior by faculty or staff, contact the Sexual Harassment Reporting Liaisons:
Gail Cohee, 401-863-3402
Dean Maria Suarez, Office of Student Life, 401-863-3145

Title IX Related Resources

 


Local Resources

Sexual Assault Resources

Day One

Business Line: (401) 421-4100
24 Hour Sexual Assault and Victims of Crime Hotline: (800) 494-8100

Sexual assault response team, law enforcement advocates; legal advice, counseling, sexual assault nurse examiner with specialized training to collect forensic medical evidence

Sojourner House

Advocacy and Resource Center: (401) 861- 6191
24 Hour Crisis and Hotlines (401) 765-3232

Confidential emergency shelter

Women’s Center of Rhode Island

Business Line (401) 861-2761
24 Hour Help Line: (401) 861-2760

Sexual assault resources, domestic violence counseling

Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships (SOAR)

Business Line: (401) 467-9940

Statewide task force led by and for survivors of domestic violence

Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center

Business line: (401) 723-3057

Provides services for victims of domestic violence

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center

24 Hour Crisis Hotline: (401) 738-1700
Business Line: (401) 738-9700

Safe, confidential shelter, assistance at court, counseling, programs for seniors, school programs, community awareness, professional training

LGBTQ Resources

RI Gay & Lesbian Helpline

(401) 751-3322

Available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7pm to 10 pm.

The Network/La Red 

(617) 742-4911 (voice), (617) 227-4911 (TTY) (Hotline in English and Spanish)

This program offers free services in English and Spanish for battered lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and/or transgender folks. These services include a hotline, emergency shelter and advocacy programs. Located in Boston, Massachusetts.

GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project

1-800-832-1901 

This grassroots, nonprofit organization provides community education and direct services for clients. GMDVP offers shelter, guidance and resources to allow gay, bisexual and transgender men in crisis to leave violent situations and relationships. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

PFLAG Providence/Greater Providence 

(401) 751-7571

500 Angell Street, Apt. 212 
Providence, RI 02906 

Rhode Island Alliance for Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Civil Rights 

(401) 521-GAYS 

P.O. Box 5758 
Weybosset Hill Station 
Providence, RI 02903-0758 
Email:  RIAlliance@aol.com 

Equity Action

Rhode Island's Fund for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Initiatives
Equity Action is a fund within The Rhode Island Foundation and was established to advance the equitable treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) residents of Rhode Island.

Adrian Bonéy, Grant Programs Officer
c/o The Rhode Island Foundation
One Union Station
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Email:  aboney@rifoundation.org

Youth Pride Inc. 

(401) 421-5626

Youth Pride, Inc. (YPI) is the only statewide nonprofit organization with programming dedicated to meeting the social, emotional and educational needs of youth and young adults impacted by sexual orientation and gender identity. The organization works to attack the underlying causes of the difficulties for lgbtq youth while providing the services they need to advocate for their own change.

743 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903

Food & Shelter Resources

Rhode Island Community Food Bank

(401) 942-MEAL (6325)

200 Niantic Avenue, Providence, RI 02907

Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless

(401) 721-5685

1070 Main Street, Suite 202, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Crossroads Rhode Island 

HelpLine:  (401) 351-6500 or 1-800-367-2700

Crossroads Rhode Island, formerly Travelers Aid of Rhode Island, is the largest homeless services organization in the state. We provide assistance 24-hours a day, seven days a week, for a broad spectrum of Rhode Islanders

160 Broad Street, 
Providence, RI 02903 

Eating Disorder Resources

Hasbro Children's Hospital Eating Disorder Program

(401) 444-5980 

Program for children and adolescents.

Anorexia and Bulimia Association of Rhode Island

(401) 861-2335

Provides a list of local therapists and resources.

Local Hospitals and Emergency Rooms

Women & Infants Hospital

(401) 274-1100

101 Dudley Street, Providence

Rhode Island Hospital  

(401) 444-5411

593 Eddy Street, Providence

Miriam Hospital 

(401) 793-2500

164 Summit Avenue, Providence

 


National Resources

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

1-800-656-HOPE

This is a national hotline for victims of sexual assault. The hotline offers free, confidential counseling and support 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the country. When a survivor calls the hotline, s/he is connected to the nearest local rape crisis center through a unique computer routing system that maintains the confidentiality of callers.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Toll-Free / 24 hours / 7 days a week
1-800-273-TALK (8255) 
TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)