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Gender-Based Violence Resources

If you, or someone you know, is a survivor of sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking, Washington College & Chestertown have resources available to you.

Campus resources

Sexual Assault Response Advocates


Lauren Gibson
Director of Wellness & Health Promotion/Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
Office: 410-778-7277
Cell: 443-282-6060


Heather Morris
Director of Student Activities
Office: 410-810-7146
Cell: 410-699-0061


Rachel Boyle
Head Field Hockey Coach
Coordinator Student-Athlete Services
Office: 410-778-7236
Cell: 443-350-2868


The Sexual Assault Response Advocates are for all survivors of sexual violence, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, etc and regardless of what kind of assault occurred. The advocate you talk to will be able to help you determine what your options are, and empower you to make the choice that is best for you. The advocates are there to listen, provide support and care, and give you the options that you have in order to move forward in your healing process.

Please note, that while the Sexual Assault Response Advocates are here to help, they are not a confidential service. They do have an obligation to report to the Title IX Coordinator, but will not share with anyone else. For more information about Title IX, check out the Title IX page.

The following offices offer confidential counseling services and health care. These offices can also provide a safe and supportive space to talk as well as an opportunity to understand options for on-campus and off-campus reporting procedures.

Counseling Service

Queen Anne House
Hours: M-F 8:30am-12pm & 1:00pm-4:30pm
By appointment only


Counseling Services offers confidential support to help students who are experiencing any type of grief, stress, depression, anxiety, or problems with academic performance. The counselors also provide counseling services to victims of sexual violence, and those with relationship concerns and issues.  All services are provided without charge to the students and are confidential.

Health Services


Queen Anne House
Hours: M-F 8:30am-12pm & 1pm-4:30pm

Health Services is another confidential resource for victims of sexual violence. If you are worried about pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections, Health Services can work with you. Health Services provides women’s contraceptive services, including emergency contraception, and testing for sexually transmitted infections.

Community Resources


For All Seasons, Inc. Sexual Assault Crisis Center

This is a free 24-hour confidential service that provides crisis and on-going counseling and support to survivors. Advocates are available to meet survivors at the hospital and support them during any time spent at the hospital.

Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault


Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault offers a comprehensive resource website for victims of sexual assault.


University of Maryland Shore Regional Health
Located right in Chestertown, the University of Maryland Shore of Regional Health provides a separate and private treatment  room for patients who are victims of sexual assault. The SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examination) rooms are equipped with a special camera documentation system. SAFE room nurses have been specially trained to collect evidence while attending to the emotional and physical needs of patients who have been sexually assaulted. An advocate can be with you during your time at the hospital, which can be either a For All Seasons Advocate or a Washington College Sexual Assault Response Advocate.

Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence
24 Hour Hotline: 1-800-927-4673


The Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence provides a 24 hour hotline, crisis intervention, counseling & support, and shelter for victims of intimate partner violence.