Confidential Support

On-Campus Confidential Support Options

Center for Advocacy, Prevention & Empowerment (CAPE)

CAPE helps individuals overcome the impact of abuse in order to accomplish academic, professional, and personal goals. CAPE prioritizes and values people’s autonomy to make decisions that are best for them.

CAPE's campus location will be shared once an appointment is confirmed.

Schedule an appointment:

CAPE Office Appointment | CAPE Phone Appointment | CAPE Zoom Appointment

Phone: (310) 243-2567

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Weekend appointments available upon request.)

Please note: Internet, email and voicemail are not secure forms of communication, please only provide contact and/or scheduling information. Campus office location will be provided once appointment is confirmed.

CSUDH Student Health & Psychological Services

Provides a variety of psychological services, including counseling and groups.

Location: Student Health Center, A-141
Phone: (310) 243-3818
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Off-Campus and Online Confidential Resources available 24/7

Sexual Abuse/Assault

If you are in immediate danger call 911

YWCA of Greater Los Angeles Sexual Assault Services (local)

24/7 Hotline: (877) 943-5778

Program & Services: Seeking to improve the quality of life for those victimized by sexual assault, we strive to expand awareness in the community on issues related to sexual violence. In a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere, the YWCA GLA offers rape survivors the support they need and extends this support to family and friends. The program also strives to provide information on the rape trauma syndrome and refer survivors to appropriate medical, legal, and social services.

Services are provided for those 12 years of age and up at three different program locations: Compton, South Los Angeles, and South Bay/Long Beach. Student interns and volunteers, certified by the State of California with particular emphasis on cultural diversity and sensitivity, provide program services.

*If a sexual assault has recently occurred and the survivor would like information and/or access about evidence collection exams (aka “rape kits”), contact the YWCA hotline for immediate support.*

RAINN (national)

24/7 Hotline: (800) 656-4673
Online Hotline:
Spanish-language Online Hotline:
(You may access live, confidential chat via the RAINN website.)

Program & ServicesRAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (contact info above) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

*RAINN’s website has extensive information about sexual assault: definitions, what do to, how to help, and prevention strategies.*

Nonconsensual Pornography/"Revenge Porn"

Nonconsensual pornography (NCP) is defined as the distribution of sexually graphic images of individuals without their consent. (Cyber Civil Rights Initiative)

Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (national)

24/7 Hotline: (844) 878-2274

CCRI provides emotional support, technical advice, and information to current victims of online abuse. Victims can reach out to CCRI through the Helpline or our website and receive support from a Helpline Counselor or a Victim Support Specialist. CCRI’s Helpline (844-878-CCRI) provides access and communication to victims of nonconsensual pornography (NCP) 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing the urgent support they need when their incident occurs. CCRI also provides victims—those referred from the Helpline, who contact CCRI through its website, and who are referred through a personal connection—with one-on-one support via email and phone. One-on-one support offers the victim the opportunity to get more in-depth support than the Helpline can provide and allows them to speak to the same person each time. (Victims who call the Helpline may speak with different counselors each time, which can be difficult for victims, who must recount their story each time and/or who have difficulty trusting new people.)

Intimate Partner Abuse/Dating and Domestic Violence

If you are in immediate danger call 911

Rainbow Services (local)

24/7 Hotline: (310) 547-9343

Trauma-informed services include:

  • 24 hour hotline
  • Advocacy
  • Emergency Shelter / Transitional Housing
  • Legal Services
  • Support Groups / Individual Counseling
  • Children’s Enrichment

Love is Respect (national)

24/7 Hotline: (310) 547-9343
Text loveis (capitalization does not matter) to 22522
(You may access live, confidential chat via the Love is Respect website.)

Highly-trained advocates offer support, information, and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. We also provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers, and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat, and texting services are available 24/7/365.

Online, Love is Respect strives to be a safe, inclusive space for young people to access information and get help in an environment that is designed specifically for them. Our website provides comprehensive education on healthy, unhealthy, and abusive dating relationships and behaviors.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline (national)

24/7 Hotline: (800) 799-7233
(You may access live, confidential chat via the hotline website.)

Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to The Hotline at 1 (800) 799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information, and referral services in more than 200 languages. Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, safety planning, local resources, and ways to support the organization.


Please note that the domestic violence resources above can also provide information about stalking resources, as they can be interconnected issues.

If you are in immediate danger call 911

California Courts Self-Help (Restraining Orders)


This website provides self-help information about filing restraining orders. Restraining orders need to be filed by the survivor/victim. In some situations, law enforcement can also issue protective orders.

There 4 kinds of restraining orders:

To find your local court in Los Angeles County visit:

To find self-help resource centers in Los Angeles County visit:

Stalking Resource Center (national)

Information and Referral Hotline: (855) 484-2846 (available 5:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time)

Their website provides information, definitions, laws and resources to support victims/survivors of stalking.

Support for Faculty/Staff

LifeMatters/Empathia: Staff and Faculty Only (Employee Assistance Program)

24/7 Hotline: 1 (800) 367-7474
Website: (code: DHToros)

  • Legal consultation, referrals, and services
  • Financial and credit counselors
  • Confidential; employer will not know who accessed services. LifeMatters only reports numbers and demographics.
  • Local resources (shelters)
  • 3-5 counseling sessions off-campus

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