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LGBTQ+ Sexual Assault Survivors Resource Guide


Call Dickinson College’s Public Safety (717) 245-1111
Carlisle Police Department 911
Confidential 24-7 Dickinson Sexual Assault Hotline (717) 831-8850
National Sexual Assault Hotline  800-656-HOPE (4673)


On-Campus Resources:

Title IX and Sexual Respect Office

Dickinson College’s Title IX office responds to complaints or reports of sex and gender-based discrimination as well as sexual assault, abuse, violence, and stalking. This website contains information for students, staff and faculty regarding Title IX resources and support services, policies, procedures, education and prevention at the college. The Title IX Office is a private space where any survivor or respondent can request to meet with a staff member to understand their rights, available support services, process options, and our policies.

Wellness Center

Kline Annex
(717) 245-1663

The Wellness Center offers care and counseling to victims and survivors of sexual violence. Crisis walk-in hours are open to those who have experienced and/or witness sexual abuse, harassment, violence, or stalking. These hours are Monday-Friday 11 am - noon as well as from 2 to 3 pm. Counselors undergo annual LGBTQ+ sensitivity training, to make it a safe space for LGBTQ+ survivors find emotional support.


Local Resources


UPMC Carlisle

361 Alexander Spring Rd.
Carlisle, PA 17015
For medical care in the instance of sexual assault, contact or visit UPMC Carlisle. UPMC's SAFE Program in Central Pa. addresses one of the most serious and underreported crimes, giving survivors of sexual assault one on one care that you deserve. A specially trained forensic registered nurse, called a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner), will provide you with a compassionate, comprehensive medical-legal examination.


Planned Parenthood

(717) 234-2468
1514 N 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA
Medical care is important after a sexual assault, Planned Parenthood can perform medical examinations, give you medical care that may include emergency contraception, tests for STDSs, and medicine to help prevent HIV. In addition, they can help you find the support you need, such as a doctor or nurse, counselor, or other support.


YWCA Carlisle &  Cumberland County

YWCA’s Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Services (SARCS) of Cumberland County is committed to helping our community heal, including BIPOC and those identifying as gender-expansive. We provide services to anyone in need in Cumberland County of any gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. SARCS services include, but are not limited to, a 24-hour hotline, empowerment counseling for adults, in-person accompaniments to hospital, court & police settings. They provide information on sexual health and consent and their services are confidential.


Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties

24 Hour Hotline: 1800-852-2102 / 24 Hour Emergency Shelter
DVSCP supports the empowerment of those who are experiencing domestic violence through the provision of equitable and gender/sexuality inclusive direct services and the promotion of nonviolence through social and systems change. There is a relationship guide found on their website delineating in what situations they provide services to. They host support groups throught the day, and their hotline is available both over the phone and by text.


National Resources/Online Resources

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

When you call 800.656.HOPE (4673), you’ll be routed to a local RAINN affiliate organization based on the first six digits of your phone number. Calling the National self hotline gives you access to a range of free, confidential services including referrals for long term support, information about laws in your area, basic information about medical concerns, and emotional support from a trained staff member. In addition, visit RAINN’s website for LGBTQ-specific information about how you can seek support.


The Trevor Project

If you are an LGBTQ+ individual seeking emotional support after an instance of sexual violence, the main site for The Trevor Project, which works to provide crisis intervention and suicide prevention resources to LGBTQ youth across the country; provides information about the organization and access to immediate assistance for those who need it.