All Confidential & Non-Confidential Support Resources

On Campus Confidential Support

Bates Counseling and Psychological Services
31 Campus Avenue | 207-786-6199
Provides comprehensive mental health care, including both crisis and therapeutic counseling for students.

Bates Ombuds Program
Provides assistance to staff and faculty seeking appropriate paths to resolving workplace concerns, including a review of options for informal resolutions.

Multifaith Chaplaincy
Brittany Longsdorf and Raymond Clouthier
163 Wood Street, 2nd Floor | 207-786-8272 | and
Provides individualized emotional and spiritual support through pastoral care and conversation.

Office of Intercultural Education
Dri Huber, Assistant Dean, Office of Intercultural Education
142 Chase Hall |  207-755-5981    |
Provides individualized support and assistance to students who have experienced discrimination and/or harassment and are seeking information regarding resources and resolution options.  *Please note while Dean Huber is confidential under college policies, they do not have legal privilege and, therefore, may be required to disclose information shared with they in civil or criminal legal proceedings.

Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA)
Andee Bucciarelli
Chase Hall 223  | 207753-6996  |
Provides information, advocacy, and support to anyone affected by sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating or domestic violence, or stalking.  Can assist with navigating local medical and legal systems.

Off Campus Confidential Support

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) — Aetna Resources for Living | 888-238-6232 |  User ID: 4bates; ID = bwell
Provides free, confidential counseling services to Bates employees to help address a variety of personal issues. Staffed 24/7 by qualified mental health professionals available to listen to concerns and make referrals to a local provider for in person counseling or to resources in your community.

Immigrant Resource Center of Maine
265 Lisbon Street, Suite 2, Lewiston  |  207-753-0061  |
Provides culturally and linguistically sensitive services to the refugee and New Mainer communities, including interpreter services; domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking support and advocacy; and system advocacy.

Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault
24-hour hotline:  800-871-7741  |
Statewide coalition of sexual assault victim service providers.  Access to advocates via hotline or online chat or text.

Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence
24-hour hotline: 866-834-HELP  |
A confidential statewide hotline for survivors of domestic abuse and violence staffed by trained professionals and volunteers.

Safe Voices (Domestic Violence)
24-hour helpline: 800-559-2927  |
A confidential domestic violence helpline staffed by trained, caring and confidential advocates. Provides individual support, legal advocacy, support groups, and shelter for survivors of domestic abuse.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services (SAPARS)
24-hour helpline: 800-871-7741  |
A confidential sexual assault helpline staffed by trained, caring and confidential advocates. An advocate can meet with an individual at the Bates Health Services or other campus location, escort or meet an individual at the hospital, assist someone filing a police report, or help navigate the legal system.

Tri-County Mental Health Services
24-hour crisis line: 888-568-1112  |  888-344-4673  |
Local, confidential mental health care from licensed professionals.  Providing trauma-informed, integrated services that promote whole health and wellness.

Wabanaki Women’s Coalition
Provides contact and services information for domestic violence, sexual assault and sex trafficking advocacy organizations for all five Wabanaki tribes.

National Helplines

A free and anonymous 24-hour online helpline for male-identified people who’ve experienced sexual abuse or assault and for those who care about them.

Online resources for transgender and gender non-conforming survivors of violence and their allies, including assistance with referrals to local therapists who specialize in working with transgender individuals.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
24-hour helpline: 800-799-7233  |
A confidential domestic violence hotline staffed by highly-trained advocates available to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN)
24-hour helpline: 800-656-4673  |
The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.  Free, confidential support via its national sexual assault hotline.  Advocates are available via hotline or the chat function on their website.

The Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC)
Provides online resources to victims of stalking, including information about how to connect to victim services and safety planning.

On Campus Non-Confidential Reporting and Support
Title IX Team

Director of Title IX & Civil Rights Compliance/Title IX Coordinator, Gwen Lexow
Lane Hall 202-A | 207-786-6445 |

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics, Celine Cunningham
Senior Associate Athletic Director
Alumni Gym | 207-786-6342  |

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Faculty,  Áslaug Ásgeirsdóttir
Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Politics
Lane Hall 120 | 207-786-6472  |

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Staff and Visitors, Hope Burnell
Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Environmental Health & Safety
215 College Street | 207-786-8388  |

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students, Erin Foster Zsiga
Dean of Students
Lane Hall 104 | 207-786-6220  |


Director of Title IX & Civil Rights Compliance/Title IX Coordinator, Gwen Lexow
Lane Hall 202-A | 207-786-6445 |

Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, TBD
Lane Hall 201 |  207-786-6031 | 

Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Environmental Health & Safety, Hope Burnell
215 College Street | 207-786-8388  |

Member of the DoF Office, TBD

Dean of Students, Erin Foster Zsiga
Lane Hall 104 | 207-786-6220  |

Additional On Campus Reporting Options

Bates Campus Safety
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
245 College Street | 207-786-6254
Emergency: 207-786-6111

Junior Advisors/Residence Coordinators/Residence Coordinator Team Leaders
In houses and residence halls

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