Healing & Recovery

Campus Advocate Team (CAT)

The Campus Advocate Team (CAT) is a free and confidential on-campus resource for students, staff and faculty at HSU. CAT is a program of the North Coast Rape Crisis Team, a private non-profit organization that has been contracted by HSU to provide specialized services to the HSU community. CAT provides 24-hour, completely confidential support to any HSU student, staff, or faculty member who wants to talk about harm they’ve survived, or explore their options for support and/or holding accountable the person who harmed them.

CAT works with the university, but not for HSU.  Who CAT works for is survivors of sexualized violence, including stalking, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and intimate partner violence.

CAT offers individual counseling and support groups led by certified sexual assault counselors. They offer support no matter where you are in your process of healing. CAT will accompany you to the hospital or to file a report, they will work to answer any questions you may have, and can also provide you with referrals for local therapists and other community resources that may fit your needs.

  • 24-hour crisis line: (707) 445-2881
  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

HSU Counseling & Psychological Services

CAPS offers individual counseling by appointment and additional options if you are in crisis and need immediate help. CAPS also offers peer-support groups centered around issues of sexual assault and rape.

Humboldt Domestic Violence Services (HDVS)

HDVS offers emergency support services, including emergency shelter. They can help to develop a safety plan with survivors of intimat partner and domestic violence, including sexual assault and other forms of sexualized violence.

  • 24-hour crisis line: (707) 443-6042 or toll free 1-866-668-6543
  • Location: HDVS can meet with you at a safe location.
  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Two Feathers Native American Family Services

Two Feathers provides advocacy and accompaniment (to court, hospital, etc.), crisis intervention, healing groups, referrals and counseling. Two Feathers is able to serve the needs of Native American survivors of child abuse or sexual violence, see their eligibility page for more information.