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SHARE Advocates

The SHARE (Sexual Harassment & Assault Resources & Education) Advocates in BWell Health Promotion are confidential resources at Brown that can provide support to any student from any part of the University (undergraduate, graduate, and medical students) affected by issues or experiences related to:

Sexual Assault
Sexual and/or Gender-based Harassment
Domestic/Dating Violence
Relational Abuse

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 help navigating resources at Brown and in the community. SHARE Advocates are available to meet via secure remote options for Spring 2020.

The SHARE Advocates also offer educational programs for the Brown community and advise the Sexual Assault Peer Education and the Masculinity Peer Education programs. 

The SHARE Advocates, along with CAPS clinicians, serve as on-call clinicians for the 24-hour Sexual Assault Response Line (401.863-6000). The Sexual Assault Response Line connects students with confidential crisis support and information. 

To make an appointment with a SHARE Advocate, you can place a request online or email [email protected].

Your two SHARE Advocates are:

Alana Sacks, MSW, LCSW

Elliot Ruggles, LCSW, PhD

The SHARE Advocates run support groups for students. For Fall 2021, the support group is being held on Wednesdays from October-December.

  • 401.863-2794
    Health Promotion
  • 401.863-3953
    Health Services
  • 401.863-6000
    Sexual Assault Response Line
  • 401.863-4111
  • 401.863-3476
    Counseling & Psychological Services
  • 401.863-4111