Women's Resource Center

Women's Resource Center

Women's Resource Center


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Women's Resource Center

Albra Wheeler, coordinator
1st floor Schuylkill Hall
M-F, 10 to 4 p.m.
570-389-5283
stwomen@bloomu.edu
24 Hour Text Hotline: 570-336-4994

The Women’s Resource Center is dedicated to improving the status of women students, faculty, and staff at Bloomsburg University. We do so through the development and implementation of educational programs, community outreach, victim advocacy, and referral services.

These programs and services are provided in a manner that reflects a commitment to equity, safety, mutual respect, diversity, and sensitivity to others. Educational programs are coordinated with other campus areas and resources and off campus agencies to:

  • enhance awareness of gender issues and violence prevention
  • address the needs of a diverse female population
  • promote equity, advancement and empowerment of all women on campus

How to help someone you care about

It’s not always easy to know what to say when someone tells you they’ve been sexually assaulted, especially when that person is a family member, friend, or loved one. Consider the following ways of showing support:

  • Listen. Be there. Communicate without judgment.
  • If the survivor seeks medical attention or plans to report, offer to be there. Your presence can offer the support they need.
  • Encourage the survivor to get support. Share resources like the National Sexual Assault Hotline and online.rainn.org, but realize that only they can make the decision to get help.
  • Be patient. Remember, there is no timetable for recovering from trauma. Avoid putting pressure on them to engage in activities they aren’t ready to do yet.
  • Encourage them to practice good self-care during this difficult time.

To learn more, visit rainn.org.