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The College of St. Scholastica

Below are resources for those who have experienced sexual and/or gender-based violence, stalking, dating/domestic violence. If you are seeking resources for someone other than yourself, please remember it is important for the victim/survivor to have agency to make decisions for themselves.

Emergencies

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.

Get Help Now

If you or someone you know has recently experienced sexual assault or other violence, it is highly recommended to visit a medical professional. The following resources may be helpful for those needing immediate access to services and resources.

Sexual Assault

If you or someone you know has recently experienced sexual assault, it is highly recommended to visit a medical professional.

Minnesota Resources

Obtain free medical care at your local hospital emergency room. Let the hospital staff know that you have experienced sexual violence. If you have questions review this information about Sexual Assault Forensic Exams.

In the Duluth area

Essentia Health emergency room
407 E 3rd St
Duluth, MN 55805
218-786-4000

St. Luke’s Emergency Room
1012 E. 2nd Street
Building A, 2nd Floor
Duluth, MN 55805
218-249-5616

Crisis Resources

PAVSA (Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault)
24/7 crisis hotline for the Duluth, MN area
218-726-1931

Rape Help MN

Get help now. What to do if you are raped in Minnesota. 24/7 access to your local advocacy agency in the state of Minnesota. If you are not on the Duluth campus, but located within Minnesota, this website will connect you to information and resources in your area.

National resources

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. They can help connect you to your closest local resource. Online chat/video conference is available as well.

800-656-4673

1 in 6 National Helpline

Specific for men who have experienced sexual abuse and/or assault

Domestic Violence

If you, or someone you know is needing to leave an abusive relationship, advocates at the following organizations can help plan for safety, connect with resources, and more.

Minnesota Resources

Safe Haven Shelter (Duluth)
218-728-6481

Dabinoo’Igan (Duluth)
218-722-2247

Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline
Call: 866-223-1111
Text: 612-399-9995

National Resources

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-7233

Stalking

If you believe you are in immediate danger due to stalking/harassment, contact emergency services at 9-1-1.

Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center
Note: this resource does NOT provide direct service to victims.

Get Help When You’re Ready

The resources below are a great starting point to understanding what resources are available for when you, or someone you care about is ready or would like to seek more information. If someone you care about has experienced sexual and/or gender-based violence, you are welcome to utilize the resources provided as well.

GEVA (Gender Equity and Anti-Violence Allies)

The Gender Equity and Anti-Violence Allies (GEVA) are faculty and staff members at The College of St. Scholastica trained as sexual assault victim’s advocates through PAVSA. They hold confidential status on campus when working in their role as a GEVA.

Reasons to contact a GEVA (H3)
  • Understanding the various reporting options available on and off-campus
  • Requesting an advisor through a Title IX informal or formal process
  • Seeking resources and referrals both on and off-campus
  • Education around topics of gender-based violence
  • Support for victim/survivors and time to process options

The GEVA team can be reached at geva@css.edu. Though GEVA is not a crisis service, we aim to reply within 24 hours.

Confidential resources

On-campus confidential resources

Extended Sites

If you are not located on the Duluth campus and would like resources specific to your campus area, please look below. If the resources do not meet your needs, please contact geva@css.edu. You may also find state and national resources helpful.

Off-campus resources

For further resources, visit any of the following sites:

loveisrespect.org provides information on healthy relationships, dating red flags, and a variety of other topics for teens and young adults

National Sexual Violence Resource Center contains information, resources, events, and actions for those impacted by sexual violence.

1in6.org/ focuses specifically on men who have experienced sexual abuse and assault. There are resources for friends, family, and partners as well.

Pathways to Safety provides information, advocacy, and resources to citizens of the United States who experienced sexual and/or gender-based violence while living, traveling, or studying abroad.