The following information is a condensed version of Penn Violence Prevention's (PVP) Resource Guide. For a more comprehensive list, visit their page here.


Confidential Resources

Penn Women’s Center (PWC)

3643 Locust Walk


The Penn Women’s Center provides education, advocacy, and crisis counseling, and co-facilitates a support group for survivors. PWC staff can assist victims in navigating the different resources at both Penn and in the broader community. PWC supports all students regardless of gender identity.

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

3624 Market St


CAPS offers a range of services including consultation, group and individual counseling, and medication reviews. CAPS also has the Sexual Trauma Treatment Outreach and Prevention (STTOP) Team, a group of clinicians dedicated to pro- viding confidential care, support, and advocacy to students who have experienced interpersonal violence.

Student Health Service (SHS)

3535 Market St, Suite100


The Student Health Service (SHS) can provide evaluation and treatment to victims
of all forms of interpersonal violence. SHS providers can perform examinations, provide testing and treatment of sexually transmissible infections, provide emergen- cy contraception, and arrange for referrals. Office visits are covered in full by the Clinical Fee and the Penn Student Insurance Plan (PSIP). Charges for lab tests related to a sexual assault are waived.

Penn Violence Prevention (PVP)

3535 Market Street, Mezzaine 

(215) 746-2642

Penn Violence Prevention engages the in the prevention of sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment on campus. PVP is equipped to walk you through all of your options in a patient and confidential manner. There is no fee. 

​Special Services, Division of Public Safety (DPS)

4040 Chestnut St


Special Services offers comprehensive support for any member of the Penn com- munity who has experienced interpersonal violence. Special Services advocates can discuss reporting options, provide hospital and court accompaniment, and assist with implementing any necessary safety measures. They can also connect victim/ survivors to resources across campus for academic, community, social, emotional and psychological support.

Resources in the Philly Community

Mazzoni Health Center


Provides medical care, counseling, and case management services for the LGBT

Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center (PSARC)


Provides forensic medical exams
and treatment for sexual assault. You are not required to make an official report but the police will still need to escort you to the center for the exam.



Counseling and re-education pro- gram for people who are physically or emotionally abusive to their

Women Against Abuse Legal Center


Provides legal assistance and repre- sentation for victims/survivors of domestic

Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline

Provides 24-hour crisis response. Is a collaboration between Philadelphia’s Domestic violence agencies and can connect callers with shelter access, counseling services, etc.

Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR)


Provides crisis counseling, court and hospital accompaniments, as well as long term counseling and support groups for victims/survivors of sexual assault.