Confidential Support

The Personal Counseling Center provides confidential support for survivors of sexual violence. The staff of the Counseling Center can see students for counseling and advocacy for those who have been sexually assaulted. The Counseling Center is not required by the Federal Clery Act to report sexual assault to the authorities but stands ready to refer to additional resources including the University Title IX Coordinator and law enforcement if the student victim chooses to report.

It is helpful to receive counseling and treatment after experiencing a sexual assault to start the healing process and avoid dealing with trauma in unhealthy ways. According to The World Report on Violence and Health (WHO, 2002), in the absence of trauma counseling, negative psychological effects have been known to persist for at least a year following a rape.

KCAD Counseling Center
Phone: 616-259-1136
Hours: Monday through Friday 8-3:30pm

Additional Support Services in the Community

YWCA West Central Michigan
25 Sheldon Blvd.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Access the YWCA website
Men's Resource Center
534 Fountain St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Access the Men's Resource Center website
Safe Haven Ministries
3501 Lake Eastbrook St. SE, Ste. 335
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Domestic Violence Services Only
Access Safe Haven Ministries website
Personal Protection Order Office
Access the PPO Office website

Title IX