WellCat Safe Place

WellCat Safe Place

Spring 2022 Service Update

WellCat Safe Place is here for you and welcomes you back to campus! We are offering services in-person, via Zoom, and/or telephone to each student’s preference. If you would like to schedule an appointment with a Confidential Advocate, you can walk-in to our office in the Student Services Center 180, call 530-898-3030, and/or email safeplace@csuchico.edu.

We recognize the transition of returning to campus can impact each of us differently. We are here to support students, faculty, and staff at CSU, Chico impacted by traumatic experiences.


WellCat Safe Place provides confidential support services to individuals impacted by traumatic experiences. We strive to restore one’s belonging while collaborating to build an equitable culture through empathy and empowerment. Safe Place services are confidential and available for all students, faculty, and staff at CSU, Chico.

How Safe Place can help:

There are a few things that are important to know after experiencing sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and/or stalking.

  • This is not your fault. No one deserves to be assaulted, threatened, or hurt.
  • Whether or not you decide to report, we are here to support you in whatever you need. It is not a weakness to reach out to resources. We exist to provide support, advocacy, and resources.
  • If you choose to report to law enforcement or Title IX, then you are not ruining that person’s life. They made the choice to perpetrate violence, not you.
  • There is not a right way to respond to trauma. Everyone is different in how they cope and respond. It is normal to not feel like yourself, have trouble concentrating, sleeping, eating, etc.
  • And remember...
    • You are worthy.
    • You are strong.
    • You are brave.
    • You are loved.
    • Somebody cares