Care and Support Resources

Crisis Support services

On Campus

WMU Department of Public Safety (269) 387-5555 or 911
511 Monroe Street, near University Roadhouse restaurant
Contact for emergency assistance, transportation to a safe place, or to report a sexual assault. WMU Police will be the investigating agency for any assault that occur on WMU property. Reports may be filed at the station. A report may be filed without pursuing criminal charges.

WMU Counseling Services (269) 387-1850
Sindecuse Health Center, 3202
Contact to schedule a confidential appointment for on-campus counseling services during business hours. The first visit can be a walk-in but after that it must be done by appointment. No out of pocket cost to students. 

Student Affairs Case Manager (269) 387-2186
Faunce Student Services, 2401
They meet with students that are exhibiting symptoms of distress and who are struggling emotionally, provide assessment and screening to assist the student in stabilizing their situation, problem solve to assist the student so they can be successful, connect students with both on campus and community based resources, coordinate with various departments on campus and also community providers to ensure the needs of students and crisis situations are addressed in a timely manner. A concern form can be completed online by any faculty, staff, or student who is concerned about a particular student on the Student Affairs Student of Concern page.

Off Campus

The Gryphon Place (269) 381-HELP (381-4357)
3245 South 8th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
This is a confidential service available 24 hours a day for crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and other free community services. They can provide mediation services for a conflict that may need a third party; this includes working with the court system if needed. You may also dial 211 for information and referrals. 

LGBT Sexual Assault Victim Advocate/Counselor (269) 345-5595 ex. 353
340 S Rose St. Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Through a partnership between the YWCA Kalamazoo and OutFront Kalamazoo, the LGBTQ+ Advocate/Counselor provides sexual assault services including, Free individual counseling, advocacy, and group counseling to LGBTQ+-identified individuals. Additionally, they coordinate FREE sexual assault examinations with in 120 hours after an assault and make referrals to other LGBTQ+-focused community organizations such as LGBTQ+ support groups and HIV education. Please call for availability. 

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) (800) 656-HOPE (656-4673)
RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline services, educates the public about sexual assault, and leads national efforts to prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. Call for free, confidential counseling, 24 hours a day.

confidential medical Services

On Campus

Sindecuse Health Center (269) 387-3290
Behind Sangren Hall
Provides services such as STI testing and screening, pregnancy testing, and important health referrals and information. Call to make an appointment or book online.

Off Campus

Planned Parenthood of South Central Michigan (269) 372-1200
4201 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Contact for STI and pregnancy testing, counseling, information about birth control methods, health examinations and referrals.

Borgess Hospital (269) 226-4815
1521 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
24-hour emergency and trauma care, testing and treatment for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. No forensic sexual assault examination or evidence collection. Free for services.

Bronson Hospital (269) 341-6386
601 John Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Highly trained staff specializing in sexual assault cases, can offer emotional support for victims and families, and information or referrals for court matters through staff and Volunteer Victim Advocates. They also provide child advocacy services, counseling services and support groups for adults and children, 24-hour medical forensic examination for victims of sexual assault, programs and education to raise awareness of sexual assault, court system support and advocacy, and victim advocates. 

confidential mental health counseling and information

On Campus

WMU Counseling Services (269) 387-1850
Sindecuse Health Center, 3202
Contact to schedule a confidential appointment for on-campus counseling services during business hours. The first visit can be a walk-in but after that it must be done by appointment. No out of pocket cost to students. 

Off Campus

Sexual Assault Services (269) 245-3925
36 W Manchester Street, Battle Creek, MI 49037
Sexual Assault Services is committed to providing empathetic, non-judgmental, comprehensive services, support and advocacy for survivors and others affected by sexual assault or abuse; raising awareness of sexual assault; and engaging others to join in working toward a community free of sexual violence. Sexual Assault Services can also provide counseling and a sexual assault nurse examiner. 

24-hour confidential comprehensive crisis support, forensic exam and counseling

YWCA 24-Hour counseling & shelter (269) 385-3587
353 E Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
The YWCA Kalamazoo currently provides services to survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. The services include shelter, individual and support group counseling, therapy, advocacy with the criminal and civil justice system, health care, SANEs (Sexual Assault Nurse Examinations), employment and housing assistance, information and referral, a 24-hour crisis line, and safety planning.

peer education, support, and information and resources for students and employees

On Campus

FIRE Place (269) 387-2990
Sindecuse Health Center, 3130
The FIRE Place is a resource and support center that addresses the issues of sexual assault and other bias incidents. It provides peer support and education, serves as a resource center, supports students through the reporting process and facilitates a number of art and awareness projects. The center works to create and maintain a network with other programs on Western Michigan University's campus and in the community, offering assistance navigating the services that may be most beneficial to a student's needs. 

Office of Residence Life (269) 387-4735
Faunce Student Services, upper level
Contact for on-campus housing options available to you, should you feel unsafe in your current living situation. If you need assistance after 5pm or on the weekend, please contact the RA on duty in the residence halls or RM on duty in the on-campus apartments. 

Title IX (269) 387-6316
Trimpe, 1220
Provides timely response to reports of sexual misconduct in accordance with the Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, and Stalking Policy and procedures. Provides interim safety measures, access to support services, policy violation investigation and resolution. Receives reports of sexual misconduct via telephone, in person, or through the online form