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Resources & Support

Our professional staff team offers both formal and informal individual support and advocacy services. 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, including: feminism, social justice, and allyship; sexuality and gender identity; diversity and intersectionality; relationship violence; rape and sexual assault; harassment and stalking; parenting and childcare; eating disorders and health issues; and other topics concerning women. 

We are available for walk-ins and by appointment; however, scheduling an appointment is highly recommended, as we cannot guarantee walk-in availability.
The Women’s Center is identified as a quasi-confidential resource in the UMBC Interim Policy on Prohibited Sexual Misconduct, Interpersonal Violence, and Other Related Misconduct. Under this classification, “Licensed Athletic Trainers, Non-Licensed Counselors, Non-Licensed Healthcare Providers (not covered above in section A), Members on the University’s Title IX Resources Team, and/or Staff/Advocates who work or volunteer at the Counseling Center, University Health Services, or Women’s Center are Quasi-Confidential Resources. Conversations with these Quasi-Confidential Resources can remain confidential unless, there is a continuing threat of harm, as determined in the sole discretion of the University, or there is a legal obligation to reveal such information (for example in cases of mandatory reporting related to abuse or neglect of minors or in response to a legally sufficient subpoena). Otherwise, Quasi-Confidential Resources will report incidents of Prohibited Conduct under this Policy, but are not required to share any identifying information to the University’s Title IX Coordinator.”

For more information on sexual violence resources, click here.