Our professional staff team offers both formal and informal individual support and advocacy services for people of all genders either in-person or virtually. These are short-term, time-limited meetings in which staff can provide advice and help community members access the appropriate resources, whether on- or off-campus. The services we provide are not a substitute for mental health services. If you are in need of mental health services, we are here to help you navigate referrals and connect you with our partners at the UMBC Counseling Center.
The Women’s Center offers resources, referrals, and one-on-one support relating to a variety of issues, challenges, and exploration, including: sexuality and gender identity; relationship violence; rape and sexual assault; harassment and stalking; reproductive justice, parenting and childcare; diversity and intersectionality; feminism, social justice, and allyship; and other topics concerning women and people with marginalized genders.
We are available for walk-ins and by appointment; however, scheduling an appointment is highly recommended, as we cannot guarantee walk-in availability. UMBC community members requesting a meeting with a Women’s Center professional staff member may be asked to complete a short intake form.
The Women’s Center is a Quasi-Confidential Resource.
What is a Quasi-Confidential Resources?
A Quasi-Confidential Resource “means someone who is available to provide crisis support and/or advocacy services for UMBC community members impacted by an incident of Prohibited Conduct. Conversations with these Quasi-Confidential Resources can remain confidential, except, when there is an imminent or continuing threat to health or safety (as determined in the sole discretion of the University), there a disclosure of apparent or suspected abuse of a child or dependent adult, or other basis for disclosure, such as a legal obligation to reveal such information under enforceable court order.” – from UMBC’s INTERIM Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination.