Room 13

confidential peer counseling at Harvard

EMERGENCY

In a life threatening emergency call 911 (9-911 from campus phone)

Cambridge Police Department
Non-Emergency: 617-349-3300
http://www.cambridgepolice.org

Harvard University Police Department (HUPD)
Urgent: 617-495-1212
Business: 617-495-1215
http://www.hupd.harvard.edu/

UHS Urgent Care
Smith Campus Center 5th floor
617-495-5711
24 hours a day, every day
http://huhs.harvard.edu/services/urgent-care

RESOURCE LISTS

Harvard Student Mental Health Liaison (SMHLs)
An extensive list of resources related to wellness, safety and community involvement. Includes information about stress, sleep difficulties, depression, eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuse, sexual health, sexual assault and rape, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities and much more. Lists on-campus and off-campus resources.
http://www.harvardsmhl.org/

COUNSELING

Peer Counseling

Contact
Undergraduate peer counseling group that specializes in the areas of sexual orientation, sexuality, sex, and relationships. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 8pm to 1 am. Located in Thayer Basement (enter through old yard).
617-495-8111
http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~harvardcontact/

Sexual Health And Relationship Counselors (SHARC)
Undergraduate peer counseling about issues of sexual health, contraception, STIs and testing, relationships, dating, and other topics related to sexual health. The office is stocked with different brands of condoms, lube, dental dams, and internal (‘female’) condoms. Located at Harvard UHS 5th Floor, Urgent Care Entrance. Open Sun-Thurs 7pm-12am and Friday-Sat 8pm-10pm for drop-ins and calls.
617-495-7561
http://harvardsharc.squarespace.com/

Eating Concerns Hotline and Outreach (ECHO)
Undergraduate peer counseling group that addresses concerns surrounding eating, body image, and self-esteem. Hotline open nightly 8 am to 8 pm. Open for drop-ins Sunday-Wednesday, 8-11pm. Located at Lowell Basement E-012.
617-495-8200
http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~echo/

Response
Response is a group of undergraduate students professionally trained to provide peer counseling on any and all relationship issues -- from concerns about dating to concerns about sexual harassment or assault. We are here to provide non-judgmental support, honest answers, information, and resources to Harvard undergraduates of all genders and sexualities. Open 8pm-11pm in Lowell House Basement E on Sunday-Wednesday and in Jordans South Basement on Thursday.
617-495-9600
http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/response/

Professional Counseling

Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Mental health clinicians are available to assist with a variety of concerns, from relationship problems to crisis intervention services for people facing immediate or traumatic stress. All are trained and experienced in dealing with issues specific to university students, and many have special interests in areas such as eating concerns, chronic illness, and alcohol and other drugs. A variety of counseling and support groups designed for students are offered each year. Located at Smith Campus Center, 4th floor. Normal hours are Mon 8am-6pm, Tue, Wed & Thurs 8am-7pm, and Fri 8am-5:30pm. Urgent Care is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for mental health and safety concerns.
617-495-2042
After hours, weekends and holidays: call urgent care at 617-495-5711
http://huhs.harvard.edu/services/counseling-and-mental-health

Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC)
Provides academic and psychological support to undergraduates and students in GSAS, GSE, and JFK School. Open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
617-495-2581
http://bsc.harvard.edu

Other Sources of Support

Harvard Chaplains
An organization of more than 30 chaplains representing many of the world’s religious, spiritual, and ethical traditions. Chaplains are available to meet and talk about spiritual concerns, and ethical and personal matters. Website provides contact information for the chaplains, information about the ministries and a request for information form. Located at Memorial Church in Harvard Yard.
617-495-5529
http://chaplains.harvard.edu/

Samaritans
Free and confidential 24-hour phone befriending line. Staffed by trained volunteers who provide unconditional and non-judgmental support to those who are alone, depressed or in crisis. Dedicated to reducing the incidence of suicide by befriending individuals in crisis and educating the community about effective prevention strategies.
617-536-2460
877-870-HOPE (4673)
http://www.samaritansofboston.org/

HEALTH CENTERS AND HOSPITALS

Health Centers

Fenway Community Health Center
Services provided include primary health care, specialty care, mental health and addictions services, complementary therapies, and violence prevention and recovery. Serves traditionally underserved populations like lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, women, those living with HIV/AIDS, and people from communities of color.
617-267-0900
http://fenwayhealth.org

University Health Services (UHS)
Primary care, mental health services, peer groups, nutrition counseling and health and wellness information for all Harvard students.
http://huhs.harvard.edu/
Primary Care
Smith Campus Center, 3rd floor
617-495-8414 - 3North
617-495-2001 - 3East
Mon - Fri 8:00am-5:30pm
http://huhs.harvard.edu/services/primary-care-internal-medicine
Urgent Care
Smith Campus Center, 5th floor
617-495-5711
24 hours a day, every day of the year
http://huhs.harvard.edu/services/urgent-care
Mental Health Services (MHS)
Smith Campus Center, 4th floor
Monday 8:00am-6:00pm, Tuesday-Thursday 8:00am-7:00pm, Friday 8:00am-5:30pm
617-495-2042
After hours, weekends and holidays: call urgent care at 617-495-5711
http://huhs.harvard.edu/services/counseling-and-mental-health

Hospitals

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
617-667-7000
http://www.bidmc.harvard.edu/sites/bidmc/home.asp

Cambridge Hospital
617-665-1000
Mental Health Referral Line: 617-591-6033
http://www.challiance.org/Locations/CambridgeHospitalcampus.aspx

McLean Hospital
McLean Hospital offers a variety of mental health and substance abuse programs. A private, not-for-profit psychiatric hospital.
617-855-2000
http://www.mclean.harvard.edu/

Mt. Auburn Hospital
617-492-3500
http://www.mountauburn.caregroup.org/

ACADEMICS, CAREERS AND ADVISING

Advising Programs Office
Website includes information about courses, concentrations, requirements, academic programs and advising resources. Office located in University Hall, ground floor.
617-496-0218
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~advising/

Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC)
In addition to counseling services, the BSC provides workshops, reading courses, and peer tutoring. Open Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm.
617-495-2581
http://bsc.harvard.edu/

Freshman Dean's Office (FDO)
Responsible for the well-being of students in the freshman class. Staff members welcome the opportunity to discuss students' questions and concerns, academic or personal. Website includes information about advising, the curriculum, concentrations, advanced standing and yard life. Staff members are available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.
617-495-1574
http://fdo.fas.harvard.edu/

Office of Career Services (OCS)
Offers career resources and counseling to undergraduates and GSAS students. Located at 54 Dunster Street. Open Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm.
617-495-2595
http://www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu/

The Writing Center
Assists undergraduates with any aspect of their writing. Staffed by trained undergraduate tutors who provide individual confidential conferences at no charge to the student. Conferences can be scheduled online. Website provides writing resources and handouts about the writing process. Located at Room 019, on the Garden (Basement) Level of the Barker Center.
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~wricntr/

PROBLEM RESOLUTION, HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION

University Ombudsman's Office
An independent resource for problem resolution that works to ensure that all members of the University community are treated equitably and fairly. The ombudsman can provide confidential and informal assistance to help resolve issues related to workplace and learning environments, including sexual harassment and discrimination. An ombudsman is confidential, independent, and neutral. Located in the Smith Campus Center Suite 748.
617-495-7748
http://ombudsman.harvard.edu

DISABILITIES

Accessible Education Office
Provides support services and accommodations to students with physical, psychological and learning disabilities and other health issues who may require learning, sight, hearing, manual, speech or mobility accommodations to ensure maximum access to education, housing, and recreation. Located at 20 Garden Street.
617-496-8707
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~aeo/

EATING CONCERNS

Eating Concerns Hotline and Outreach (ECHO)
Undergraduate peer counseling group that addresses concerns surrounding eating, body image, and self-esteem. Hotline open nightly 8 am to 8 pm. Open for drop-ins Sunday-Wednesday, 8-11pm. Located at Lowell Basement E-012.
617-495-8200
http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~echo/

UHS Clinical Nutrition
HUHS Registered Dietitians (RDs) work in collaboration with primary care physicians, nurses and other health care providers as needed. They are available by referral from your primary care team for individual counseling for students who have HUHS insurance coverage. Some of the reasons patients are referred include: Managing Diabetes, Eating Disorders, Lowering Cholesterol, Digestive Disorders, Unintended Weight Loss and Nutritional Deficiencies. Website provides nutrition information. Located at Smit Campus Center, 5th Floor.
(617) 495-2068
http://huhs.harvard.edu/services/nutrition

SEXUAL ASSAULT

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Employs SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner)-certified nurses who are specifically trained to perform exams and collect forensic evidence from sexual assault survivors. You can seek medical care whether or not you report the assault to the police. You may receive free care and do not have to use your insurance.
617-667-7000
http://www.bidmc.harvard.edu/sites/bidmc/home.asp

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)
Provides hotline crisis counseling, adolescent and family services, support groups, medical advocacy and legal advocacy. BARCC also provides violence prevention education workshops. Provides free services to survivors of rape and sexual assault, their friends and family. Website includes information about what to do if you are sexually assaulted. Hotlines:
1-800-841-8371
http://www.barcc.org/

Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (OSAPR)
Provides confidential support, information, and resource referrals to survivors of sexual violence. Office located at Smith Campus Center 731 open Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm. Call 24 hours a day for information and resources. Trained to listen and help, confidentially.
617-496-5636 (office)
617-495-9100 (24-hour, confidential hotline)
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~osapr/

Response
Response is a group of undergraduate women who are concerned about physical and emotional violation. They are ready to listen, talk, and help on a variety of issues including, rape, incest, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and difficult relationships. The Response lending library includes information on rape, incest, battering, harassment, and women's health and sexuality. Located in Lowell House Basement, E-013. Open for drop-ins Sunday-Thursday, 9pm to midnight. Hotline open every night, 9pm to 8am.
617-495-9600
http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/response/

ALCOHOL AND DRUGS

Drug and Alcohol Peer Advisors (DAPA)
Student-leaders who have been trained to respond to questions about alcohol and other drug issues at Harvard. They help to inform and implement programs, policies, and other prevention strategies overseen by the Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Services (AODS).
617-496-0133
http://harvarddapa.org/

Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Services (AODS)
Provides a wide range of prevention, education, intervention, and treatment programs and services aimed at reducing high-risk behaviors associated with substance abuse. Located at 7 Linden Street. Open for appointments Monday - Friday 9:00am to 5:00 pm. Open for walk-in Monday - Friday 1:00pm to 4:00 pm.
617-496-0133
http://aods.harvard.edu

SEXUAL ORIENTATION, SEXUALITY AND GENDER

Harvard College Queer Students & Allies (QSA)
An organization concerned with improving the visibility, strength, and support of the Harvard-Radcliffe undergraduate bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender and queer communities. Website includes information about BGLTSA community, political and social events, mailing lists and a list of resources.
http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~qsa

Harvard College Queer Resource Center
A student-run organization at Harvard College, the Queer Resource Center provides a comfortable, open place on campus for Harvard undergraduates to hang out, convene, and enjoy LGBTQ resources, including a lending library of books and DVDs. Located in the basement of Thayer Hall in Harvard Yard. Open Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm (closed on holidays and reading/exam period).
http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~harvardqrc/index.html

Contact
Undergraduate peer counseling group that specializes in the areas of sexual orientation, sexuality, sex, and relationships. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 8pm to 1 am. Located in Thayer Basement (enter through old yard).
617-495-8111
http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~harvardcontact/

SEXUAL HEALTH

Sexual Health And Relationship Counselors (SHARC)
Undergraduate peer counseling about issues of sexual health, contraception, STIs and testing, relationships, dating, and other topics related to sexual health. The office is stocked with different brands of condoms, lube, dental dams, and internal (‘female’) condoms. Located at Harvard UHS 5th Floor, Urgent Care Entrance. Open Sun-Thurs 7pm-12am and Friday-Sat 8pm-10pm for drop-ins and calls.
617-495-7561
http://harvardsharc.squarespace.com/

617-495-4969. Every night. 7pm - 7am. Thayer Basement B-09, Harvard Yard