October is Dating/Domestic Violence Awareness Month
We are accepting donations of cell phones to benefit the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence and cleaning supplies which Child, Inc. will provide to domestic violence survivors when they leave protective shelters in Delaware. Both of these non-profit agencies actively work to end dating & domestic violence and to assist survivors. Drop off your donations to Student Wellness & Health Promotion, 231 S. College Avenue through October.
- Victims who file a police report in Delaware (whether the case is pursued by the Attorney General's Office or not) are eligible to have medical expenses, mental health counseling costs, lost wages from missed work, damaged property, and a list of other expenses paid for by the Victim's Compensation Assistance Program. The S.O.S. Coordinator has copies of the application forms at Student Wellness & Health Promotion and can assist you with this process.Victims must have a qualified Victim Services professional sign the application form and the S.O.S. Coordinator or our DV Counselor may serve as your signer.
- If you reported your assault to University officials so that charges could be brought through the Office of Student Conduct and you eventually choose to withdraw from the University because of your assault, you may be able to receive a partial refund for what you paid for the semester. You can discuss these options with the S.O.S. Coordinator, the Dean of Students, or staff at the Office of Student Conduct.
To reach the SOS Victim Advocate on duty (24 hrs/day) call 302-831-2226. The person who answers will take a first name and phone number and the advocate will call you back within 10 minutes.
Hear Me Roar! Workshop with Guest Speakers: Jennifer Cassetta & Lindsey Smith, authors of Hear Me Roar
Perkins Student Center
Shred negativity in your life. Learn how to defend your mind, body and heart. Focus on positive body image, gain self-confidence and empower yourself! Workshop is free and lunch will be provided, but space is limited so you must pre-register at: bit.ly/HearMeRoarsignup Made possible by an Enliven grant from the UD Provost. Sponsored by Housing and Residence Life. See the flyer.