How to Get Help
If you have just been physically or sexually assaulted, here are some suggestions on what to do. You may choose any or all of the following options.
- Find Safety. You may want to call or go to a family member's house so that you are not alone. If you are unsure of where to go or who to talk to, call the Counseling Center at 660-543-4060 during business hours or call a 24-hour crisis line. Dial 1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) for domestic violence, or 1-800-656-HOPE for sexual assault.
- Seek Medical Attention. We encourage you to visit the hospital to check for injuries, especially because you may have internal injuries that you are not aware of. You also may want to be tested for sexually-transmitted diseases and pregnancy. A sexual assault exam is also available to you free of charge. You can request an advocate to meet you at the hospital.
- Make a Report. Whether or not you plan on filing criminal charges, you may want to report the crime to campus police or a local law enforcement agency. Reporting the crime can be beneficial for your empowerment and have criminal or on-campus disciplinary consequences for the attacker. You can request an advocate to meet you at UCM Public Safety or Warrensburg Police Department.
- Get Help and Support. You may be feeling a variety of emotions and it is important you receive support from someone you trust. We encourage you to seek counseling or stop by The Counseling Center. We will keep your call or visit confidential, and we will help you make decisions that are right for you.