Confidential Supportive Options

CSUDH Victim's Advocate

The CSUDH Victim's Advocate can provide confidential support and a safe place to talk about your options and resources. All communications with certified Victim's' Advocates are privileged and confidential under California Evidence Code Sections 1010-1027, 1035.2 and 1037.2.

Accordingly, Victim's Advocates are not mandated reporters under CSU Executive Order or the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Mayra Romo
CSUDH Victim's Advocate
Email: mromo@csudh.edu
Phone: (310) 243-2567
Online Scheduling: https://calendly.com/mromo
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (also available after hours and some weekends upon request)

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


Student Health Center Psychological Services

CSUDH Student Health and Psychological Services offers a number of therapists with experience working with survivors of trauma. They also facilitate a 6-week survivor support group called Healing Wings each semester. Please visit their website or give them a call at (310) 243-3818 to find out more information or schedule an appointment.


YWCA of Greater L.A.

24-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 877-Y-HELPS-U (877-943-5778)
Website: https://ywcagla.org/what-we-do/programs/sexual-assault/

The YWCA of Greater LA seeks to improve the quality of life for those victimized by sexual assault, striving 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 Provided:

  • Accompaniment-24-hour advocate support at hospitals, law enforcement agencies, and courts.
  • Advocacy-intervention with agencies and individuals on behalf of victims/survivors.
  • Counseling-individual, group counseling and healing art services.
  • Crisis Intervention-24-hour crisis line and community resources.
  • Self-Defense-women’s empowerment model based on awareness, assertiveness and physical techniques.

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. Program services are provided by student interns and volunteers, certified by the State of California with particular emphasis on cultural diversity and sensitivity.

Empowerment Centers:

  • Compton Empowerment Center
    1600 East Compton Boulevard
    Compton, CA 90221
    Phone: (310) 763-9995

  • South Bay Empowerment Center
    920 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
    Long Beach, CA 90813
    Phone: (562) 590-6400

  • Angeles Mesa Empowerment Center
    2501 West Vernon Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90008
    Phone: (323) 296-0920