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Safe Place

Safe Place

COVID-19 Updates

Due to the coronavirus, we are offering services by phone or video conferencing. If you would like to schedule an appointment with a WellCat Safe Place Advocate, please email with your name, contact information, and a safe time to reach you.


The mission of Safe Place is to support and advocate for victims and survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking through crisis intervention, prevention education, resources and referrals.

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.

  1. This is not your fault. No one deserves to be assaulted, threatened, or hurt.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. And remember...
    • You are worthy.
    • You are strong.
    • You are brave.
    • You are loved.
    • Somebody cares