Brown University Resources
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.
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.
Available 24 hours a day, confidential crisis support
Emergency response available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
(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
24-hour confidential support and info, crisis counselor available to accompany to hospital
Coordinator of Sexual Assault Prevention and Advocacy
(401) 863-2794, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Brown University sexual harassment policy and procedures
Sexual Assault Resources
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
Advocacy and Resource Center: (401) 861- 6191
24 Hour Crisis and Hotlines (401) 765-3232
Confidential emergency shelter
Business Line (401) 861-2761
24 Hour Help Line: (401) 861-2760
Sexual assault resources, domestic violence counseling
Business Line: (401) 467-9940
Statewide task force led by and for survivors of domestic violence
Business line: (401) 723-3057
Provides services for victims of domestic violence
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
RI Gay & Lesbian Helpline
Available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7pm to 10 pm.
(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.
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.
500 Angell Street, Apt. 212
Providence, RI 02906
Rhode Island Alliance for Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Civil Rights
P.O. Box 5758
Weybosset Hill Station
Providence, RI 02903-0758
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
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
(401) 942-MEAL (6325)
200 Niantic Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
1070 Main Street, Suite 202, Pawtucket, RI 02860
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
Local Hospitals and Emergency Rooms
Women & Infants Hospital
101 Dudley Street, Providence
Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy Street, Providence
164 Summit Avenue, Providence
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.