SOS is here for you even during the pandemic!
The UD Helpline 24/7/365 will put you in contact with a victim advocate if you need to know what options and resources are available, or simply need someone to talk to about what you have experienced. To contact an SOS Victim Advocate, call the UD Helpline 24/7/365 at 302-831-1001 and press 1. The clinician will check to make sure you are safe, then take a first name & phone number. They will either have an Advocate call you back within 10 minutes, or transfer you to the advocate.
An SOS volunteer Advocate can provide a wide range of services, including but not limited to: explaining resources and options, arranging a ride to the hospital with UD Public Safety, accompanying survivors to the hospital for forensic exam, arranging to use on-campus emergency housing (if appropriate) or off-campus shelter resources, and above all else, lending a supportive ear.
A Professional Advocate at Student Wellness can provide you with other services that may be beneficial to you: ongoing crisis counseling, arranging academic accommodations, and support throughout UD’s sexual misconduct complaint process, to name a few.
For a complete list of services volunteer and professional Advocates are able to provide, click on the printable handout below: