Victim Advocacy services are still available to students. Please call 616-331-2742 or e-mail Krystal directly at email@example.com
In person meetings will be available by appointment only after July 6th. Meetings can also be held over phone or video conferencing.
This can be an incredibly difficult and isolating time for victim/survivors. We are here to support you.
Victim Advocate: Krystal Diel
Office: 1201 Kirkhof Center - located in the Center for Women and Gender Equity
As the victim advocate, I am here to support you. Experiencing violence, whether it is sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, and/or harassment can be incredibly difficult. Victim/Survivors are of all backgrounds: ages, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, faiths, ages, abilities, etc. Know that I believe you and that you are not alone. On this website, you will find a plethora of resources and options. Our Victim Rights and Options website has a comprehensive list of on-campus and off-campus resources that are available to you: police/reporting options, medical, counseling/mental health, victim advocacy, visa/immigration assistance, financial aid, and other resources.It is ALWAYS your choice to choose what options are best for you. You are the expert on your story. My job is to listen to your story, provide you with options and resources, and support you with whatever choices you make. As a private resource on campus, you do not have to report to law enforcement to meet with me. My door is always open and I am here for you.
*If you have experienced a sexual assault in the past 120 hours (5 days) you can have a medical forensic exam (commonly known as a rape kit), if you would like.
- These programs are free and are conducted by a specially trained nurse.
- You are able to have an exam done even if you do not want to report to law enforcement.
- The YWCA in Grand Rapids (616-454-9922) and Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence (616-392-1970) in Holland provide exams to survivors regardless of their gender. See contact information and programs.