911 is the nationwide emergency number. You can always dial this number to get an immediate response or to report any medical, crime or fire emergency, or if you or anyone you know is in imminent danger of hurting themselves or others. 111 is the emergency number to call from any on-campus telephone.
If you are in a crisis situation and don’t know where to turn, but need someone who understands to talk with and help you solve your problem, you can always contact an OISS adviser by calling 432-2305. OISS advisors are also availale to meet with you in person about any of your concerns - no appointment necessary.
211 Infoline — Talk to someone anytime you need assistance by dialing 211 from any phone in CT. You’ll be able to speak to a representative for suicide crisis or even social services referrals. This mulit-purpose number will even get you get information about summer camps and daycare for your child for example. For details go to www.infoline.org.
Hotlines are crisis numbers, where you can call if you need to speak with trained, caring individuals any time of the night or day (24 hours). Call immediately if you need help with:
Domestic Violence 789-8104
Rape Crisis 878-1212 or 1-800-656-4673
It is unlikely that you will be the victim of any crime, but should something occur, and you feel that you need support and referral, you can contact the following resources. Victim’s services are generally contacted in the case of a violent crime, but may be able to assist in the case of certain nonviolent crimes as well. If you are unsure whether or not your case is appropriate for victim’s services, you should call them and ask. OISS advisers are also available to listen and assist with referrals if necessary.
Yale Victim’s Services — 432-8778, Mon. through Fri., 8:30am - 5:00pm. Talk to Susan Daria Burhans who will listen, give guidance and may be able to provide referrals.
Connecticut Office of Victim’s Services, 1-800-822- 8428, Mon. through Fri. 8:30am to 4:30pm. If you have been the victim of violence, such as domestic violence, rape, personal injury, etc, this agency serves as an advocate for victim’s rights. They provide referrals for recovery, legal aid, and more.
National Sexual Assualt Hotline
The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline is a free, confidential secure service that provides live help over the internet.