The first 50 words to say are...
I’m sorry that someone hurt you. How can I help? Stanford has resources to support you and help you decide what you want to do next. Would you like to speak to a confidential counselor or a staff person about your resources or reporting options?
I am here to help you.
Listen, Refer & Connect, Take Care of Yourself
Of these actions, the most important is to recognize your own limitations and get your friend connected to help. If your friend wants to confidentially find out about their options, contact the Confidential Support Team.
The Confidential Support Team (CST) offers confidential support to Stanford students impacted by sexual assault and relationship violence, including domestic abuse, intimate partner abuse, stalking and sexual or gender-based harassment. CST services include information and help accessing resources, short-term emotional support and ongoing individual counseling. There is no charge for Stanford students. For more information about CST’s 24/7 hotline, hours and support services, please visit the CST web page.
CST is not currently web booking appointments. Students can call to schedule routine appointments via business line (650) 736-6933 and urgent support via the hotline (650) 725-9955. CST is continuing to offer ongoing therapy via video (Zoom) for students who are still in California (per state & federal licensing laws). For students who are not in California, CST is unfortunately not able to offer therapy due to cross-state license issues. However, no matter where the student is, CST can offer urgent/crisis support by phone and consultation to help students connect with appropriate local care.
- Business line: (650) 736-6933
- 24 Hour Hotline: (650) 725-9955 (initially directed to CAPS on-call clinicians)
Please also review the other links on the homepage for specific guidance on other topics.