Domestic, Dating Violence & Sexual Assault Resources
On Cuesta Campus:
Melissa Richerson, Title IX Coordinator idividuals with questions or concerns regarding sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment, may contact Melissa Richerson at (805) 546-3129.
Cuesta Health Services, Mental Health Therapy
Our MFT (marriage and family therapist) and MFTIS (marriage and family therapist interns) are available for free and confidential therapy here at Cuesta. They are also able to connect you with resources in the community.
RISE serves both victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault/abuse and their loved ones, RISE provides comprehensive programs, services and resources to the community.
Cal Poly's Safer is Cal Poly’s confidential advocacy, education and support resource for addressing sexual assault, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
Women's Shelter offers a variety of support services for victims of intimate partner violence and child abuse which include advocacy Services, our Transitional Housing Program, Latina Services, and Children’s Services and much more.
Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County offers emergency and transitional housing, support services, 24-hour crisis hotline, safety planning, crisis counseling, referrals and more.
RISE 24-hour crisis hotline // 855-886-7473
Domestic Violence Solutions hotline
Santa Maria // (805) 925-2160
Lompoc // (805) 736-0965
Santa Ynez Valley // (805) 686-4390
Santa Barbara // (805) 964-5245
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