Access Counseling & Support Services
If you have experienced sexual violence, there are a wealth of resources available at Indiana University to support you, help you recover, and, if you choose, pursue legal action.
Counseling and Support Services
In the aftermath of a sexual violence incident, knowing you have support can go a long way toward helping you heal. The organizations listed here can provide counseling and advocacy services.
The Counseling Center at IU Northwest can provide you with access to a range of counseling options and refer you to outside resources. It is located in Hawthorn Hall, Room 201.
To make an appointment, call 219-980-6741
If you or a family member works for Indiana University, the Employee Assistance Program can provide you with professional and confidential counseling. Its services are available to full-time employees, medical residents, and graduate appointees and their household members.
To get started, call their 24 hour help line at 888-234-8327
The centers listed below offer comprehensive mental health services in the community, including counseling.
Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living
1100 West 6th Avenue, Gary
Porter and Stark Counties
Porter Starke Services
601 Wall Street, Valparaiso
450 St. John Road, Suite 601, Michigan City
Regional Mental Health Center
South Campus, 8555 Taft, Merrillville
North Campus, 3903 Indianapolis Boulevard, East Chicago
For help, call 219-736-7200 or toll free 1-888-398-7050
Newton and Jasper Counties
Wabash Valley Alliance
415 North 26th Street, Suite 103
Lafayette, IN 47904
For help, call 765-463-2555 or 800-859-5553
Help with Interim Measures
If in your day-to-day life you are unable to avoid continued contact with the person who hurt you, you can request a change in academic, transportation, and/or work situations. Your request will be reviewed by the appropriate people and may be granted if it is reasonable, even if you haven't reported the incident.
Other advocate services may be available.
Who to Contact for Help with Living Arrangements and Schedule Changes
Dean of Students: 219-981-5660
Office of Affirmative Action: 219-980-6705
Legal assistance and representation information can also be obtained by contacting the Lake County Bar Association.
For help, call 219-738-1905
If you need to file a Petition for an Order of Protection, you can do so at the Lake County Clerk’s Office.
Lake County Clerk’s Office
2293 North Main Street, Courts Building 1st Floor
Crown Point, IN 46307