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The attached chart lists the full panoply of Caltech and outside resources, including national domestic violence support and suicide prevention hotlines, available to support our community members. The chart provides each resource's contact information, a summary description of services, and their scope of confidentiality.
For your convenience, we provide here contact and other information for key Caltech and medical support resources. Please look at the website links provided to get details on how these resources can support you during the current COVID-19 situation.
When a resource is marked as confidential, it means that they generally cannot release information you provide to them, even in legal proceedings, without your consent. The Caltech Center for Inclusion and Diversity is marked as "designated by Caltech as confidential." This means that what you tell them will not be disclosed to the Equity and Title IX Office without your permission, but it is potentially subject to disclosure in a legal proceeding.
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1239 Arden Road, Pasadena
After hours and on weekends, please press "2" to be connected to a clinician
Student Wellness Services, Counseling Services clinicians provide confidential individual psychotherapy and counseling, consultation, referrals, psychiatric evaluation and medication, and crisis intervention for students.
(626) 395-8360 (Leave a Voicemail, M-F 8-5)
The Center provides professional confidential counseling services for staff, post docs, and faculty.
Taso Dimitriadis and Erin-Kate Escobar provide supportive listening and consultative services to students. They are designated as a confidential resource by Caltech, so they are not required to report complaints to the Equity and Title IX Office. You may email Taso or Erin-Kate or leave them confidential voicemails at the phone numbers provided.
(626) 395-5000 (24 hours)
This is the number to call when you need immediate assistance with a campus security issue. Campus Security addresses situations where your safety is at risk. They also can help by contacting mental health, law enforcement, and other resources selected by the caller and by providing transportation vouchers to off-campus resources.
This is the number to call when you need immediate assistance with a security issue at JPL. The JPL PSD addresses situations where your safety is at risk. They also can help by contacting mental health, law enforcement, and other resources selected by the caller and by providing transportation vouchers to off-campus resources.
The PPD is the local law enforcement department for the City of Pasadena and is a reporting option for our community members who have experienced issues such as sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking. The Equity and Title IX Office works with PPD to help facilitate reporting by our community members so they are properly supported.
892 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite D, Pasadena
(626) 793-3385 (24 Hours)
Peace Over Violence provides 24-hour emergency services for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. These services include compassion and emotional support, information, accompaniment, referrals, and advocacy. You can read about Teresa Mejia of Peace Over Violence, our Campus Sexual Violence Advocate, on this website!
Please note that Medical Providers, but not psychological counselors, must notify the police regarding assaultive or abusive conduct, including sexual assault.
1239 Arden Road, Pasadena
This is the campus medical resource for students, providing medical consultation, lab and radiology services, and women's health and sexual health services, as well as a pharmacy and allergy clinic.
100 W. California Blvd, Pasadena
This is the major hospital that is closest to Caltech, providing emergency and trauma services, as well as other medical care. Social workers are available to provide counseling as needed.
(626) 289-5454, (SART) Hotline: (877) 209-3049
438 West Las Tunas, San Gabriel, CA
Caltech and the Equity and Title IX Office have a longstanding, positive relationship with this SART. They have helped many of our community members over the years. They provide 24-hour medical care, emotional support, and comprehensive exams, including forensic evidence collection (the "rape kit"). When you call them, you are provided and immediate connection to on-call nurse for sexual assault services.
(310) 319-4000 Press "3" to be connected to a clinician
1250 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA
This Center has helped many of our community members over the years. They provide 24-hour emergency medical treatment for victims of sexual assault, including forensic services (the "rape kit").
1045 N. Lake Ave, Pasadena
This is a local health clinic which provides emergency contraception, pregnancy resources, birth control and health and wellness and family planning services.
This hotline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 170 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.
RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline, accessible 24/7. The organization works closely with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers to offer confidential support services to survivors regardless of where they are in their recovery.
This hotline operates 24/7, confidential and free of cost, and provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information, educational services and referral services in more than 200 languages.