Support Resources

Confidential Resources  On Campus

You may not be ready to take action but want to speak with someone confidentially about what happened to you.  The staff listed below are permitted by the nature of their profession to maintain your confidentiality.  The only report they are required to make is a record that someone (no name will be disclosed) has reported sexual misconduct, domestic or dating violence, and/or child abuse to them.  This information is disclosed in order for the colleges to appropriately report crimes in their annual crime reports.

Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services staff
Tranquada Student Services Center, 1st floor
757 College Way
Claremont, CA 91711
909-607-2000 (after-hours emergency)

Empower Center
The EmPOWER Center is the Violence Prevention and Advocacy Center of The Claremont Colleges and is located at 1030 Dartmouth Ave.

Free, confidential counseling is offered at the Center by collaborating with Project Sister Family Services. A Project Sister-certified counselor is available at the EmPOWER Center for counseling sessions with 7C students every day of the week when school is in session. The counselor has received specialized, extensive training to support students impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, or stalking. To schedule an appointment call 909-607-0690.

If you are interested in collaborating with the EmPOWER Center or have questions, please contact Rima Shah, Director, EmPOWER Center at or (909) 607-2689.

Members of the clergy including the McAlister Center chaplains
McAlister Center for Religious Activities
919 North Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Pomona College Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault
Support available 24/7 to 7C students

Scripps Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault
Support available 8 p.m.-8 a.m. to 5C students

Pitzer Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault
Support available in the Advocates Office at the Grove House, 4-6 p.m., Sunday-Thursday

HMC Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Confidential Resources  Local and National

There are a number of support resources available locally and nationally.  Below are just a few of those resources.  Each website also provides more information for survivors as well as information on how to help and support a survivor.

Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct:

Project Sister Sexual Assault 24/7 Crisis Hotline (Claremont, CA):
909-626-HELP (909-626-4357)
Project Sister Family Services provides services to the women, children, and men survivors of sexual assault and abuse and their families in the East San Gabriel and Inland Valleys in Southern California. Project Sister works with local law enforcement, district attorneys, courts, hospital and health care providers, schools, churches and other community groups and agencies.  Its mission is to reduce the trauma and risk of sexual violence and child abuse.  All services are provided in both English and Spanish.

RAINN National Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline:
800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673)
RAINN, the national sexual assault crisis hotline is a clearinghouse for local crisis hotlines. When a caller calls the hotline, a computer notes the area code and first three digits of the caller’s phone number. The call is then instantaneously connected to the nearest RAINN member center. If all counselors at that center are busy, the call is sent to the next closest center. The caller’s phone number is not retained, so the call is anonymous and confidential unless the caller chooses to share personally-identifying information.

Child Abuse:

Los Angeles County Child Protective Services Hotline
800-540-4000 (within California)
213-639-4500 (outside of California)
800-272-6699 (TDD)

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
800-4-A-Child (800-422-4453)
The Childhelp, a national child abuse hotline, is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the Hotline is staffed 24/7 with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in 170 languages. The Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are anonymous and confidential.

Domestic and Dating Violence:

House of Ruth
877-988-5559 (toll-free hotline)
909-623-4364 (Pomona Outreach Office)
The House of Ruth provides advocacy and assistance to women and children affected by domestic violence by providing culturally competent shelter, programs, opportunities, and education.  Participation in House of Ruth programming is open to all battered women and children. Many of House of Ruth’s services are available in both Spanish and English and are free of charge.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-SAFE (7233)
800-787-3224 (TTY)
The Hotline, a national domestic violence hotline, provides 24/7 help to survivors and anyone calling on their behalf through crisis intervention, safety planning, information, and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services.

Love Is Respect – National Dating Abuse Hotline
The Love Is Respect, a national dating abuse hotline, is 24/7 phone service which connects teens and young adults to peer advocates who are trained to offer education, resource information, support, and advocacy to those involved in dating abuse relationships as well as concerned friends, siblings, parents, teachers, law enforcement members and service providers.  All conversations are confidential and anonymous. You will not be asked for your name or contact information, but you may be asked for your age and city in order to find local resources for you.

Other Sources of Support

There are many sources of support and information at the colleges, however many individuals are mandatory reporters of sexual misconduct.  You may choose to talk with someone who is not a confidential reporter, such as an RA or Dean of Students staff member.  Unless someone falls into the confidential reporter category listed above, they may be a mandatory reporter.  Mandatory reporters must file a report with the Title IX Coordinator and if identifying details are provided, disciplinary action may be necessary.  If you are not sure if you want to pursue action, you may want to speak with a confidential support resource first.   If you choose to speak with one of resources below, you may want to limit the details you share while you gather more information to help inform your decision.

Title IX Coordinator

Dean of Students Staff 

The Claremont Police Department
Emergencies: dial 9-1-1
909-399-5411 (non-emergency number)
570 West Bonita Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Lobby Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., 7 days a week

Department of Campus Safety for The Claremont Colleges
909-607-2000 (emergency)
150 E. 8th Street
Claremont, CA 91711

Student Health Services staff
Tranquada Student Services Center, 1st floor
757 College Way
Claremont, CA 91711
909-607-200 (after-hours emergency)

In general, the disclosure of private information contained in medical records is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  In the context of sexual violence, however, medical providers in California, including medical providers at Student Health Services, are required to notify law enforcement if a patient tells medical personnel they have experienced sexual violence. The patient has the right to request that a survivor advocate be present with them when they speak with the police and to request that criminal charges not be pursued.  Neither on- nor off-campus medical providers will notify the college of the report.

Chicano Latino Student Affairs (CLSA)
Tranquada Student Services Center, 2nd floor
757 College Way
Claremont, CA 91711

Health Education Outreach (HEO)
Tranquada Student Services Center, 1st floor
757 College Way
Claremont, CA 91711

Office of Black Student Affairs (OBSA)
139 East 7th Street
Claremont, CA 91711

International Place of The Claremont Colleges
390 East Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711 USA

The Queer Resource Center (QRC)
395 E. 6th Street
Claremont, CA 91711

There may be additional resources on individual campuses, such as a campus Ombuds office, Diversity officer, or a student advocate group.  The Title IX Coordinator on each campus and campus specific websites may provide information regarding additional resources that may be available for that campus.