C.AR.E.'s Response to COVID-19 - Support Services

During this time of social distancing, the C.A.R.E. Initiative at Manchester University wants to acknowledge that “home” is not always the safest place for all people. Statistically, we know that rates of domestic violence increase during moments of crisis, such as what we are facing today. If you are currently being subjected to violence (physical, sexual, mental, emotional, financial, etc.), please know that you still have resources. If you are a survivor of past violence and in need of support resources, please know that you still have resources.  If you are a friend or loved one of someone who is currently or has previously been subjected to interpersonal violence, please know that you still have resources.

Most importantly, please know that you are not alone. We’re here to make sure that you get the support that you need regardless of where you are. Please do not hesitate to reach out – we will find you the resources that you need wherever you are.


Ongoing support resources:


  • For LGBTQIA+ survivors: 212-714-1141
    • Free, bilingual (English/Spanish), 24-hour, 365-day-a-year crisis intervention hotline is staffed by trained volunteers and our professional counselor/advocates, offering support to LGBTQ & HIV-affected survivors of any type of violence, as well as to those who love and support survivors, including those who have lost a loved one to violence.
    • https://avp.org/
  • For an online support group: https://affiliate.staging.rainn.org/helproom/ASSIST
    • Join fellow sexual violence survivors for online conversation, listening, and support. This group will be held online in a chat room and will be confidential, while also allowing survivors the chance to connect with one another.
    • This group will meet once a week, online, on the last Thursday of the month at 11:30am-1:00pm


If you are in need of immediate assistance:

On-campus: please contact University Safety at 260-982- 5999 or call 911.

Off-campus: please contact Emily Hahn at 260-982-5027.