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WellCat Safe Place

WellCat Safe Place

Fall 2020 Virtual Services

WellCat Safe Place is here for you. We are open and offering services via Zoom and Telephone. If you would like to schedule an appointment with a WellCat Safe Place Advocate, please email safeplace@csuchico.edu with your name, contact information, and a safe time to reach you.

We recognize that not everyone has the ability to send us an email to request services due to accessibility, safety, privacy, etc. We see you we want you to know that we care. Due to COVID-19, we have taken precautions to keep our staff safe and we are here to continue to support you.

If you are in crisis or in an unsafe situation, please utilize the National Domestic Violence hotline and/or text line. Call: 1-800-799-7233 or Text: 1-866-331-9474

Message from the President

Welcome to the Fall Semester!

Whether you will be on campus or learning remotely, Chico State has planned for an engaging fall semester and has extensive campus protocols in place to keep all Wildcats safe and healthy as we all endure the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Read President Hutchinson's Email to Student here

Our NEW Mission Statement for 2020 Academic Year

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.

How Safe Place can help:

Safe Place services are confidential and available for all students, faculty, and staff at CSU, Chico.

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