Support/Counseling

CONTACT
ECHO

CONTACT provides non-judgmental, non-directive, confidential peer counseling for Harvard undergraduates. Peer counselors trained to handle a wide variety of issues and specialize in issues of sex, sexuality, sexual orientation, gender, and relationships. You can also check out the resource library or pick up safer sex supplies.

Thayer basement. Drop-ins: Thurs, Fri, Sun 8pm-1am. Hotline: Wed-Sun nights 8pm-1am. Hotline: 617-495-8111.  

ECHO is a peer counseling group that addresses concerns surrounding eating, body image, and self-esteem, both for those dealing with these issues and those concerned for others. Peer counselors are trained to provide non-judgmental support and to address concerns surrounding eating, body image, and self-esteem for individuals and friends. 

Due to Lowell's construction, ECHO's space is currently located at Elliot T-24. Drop-ins: Sun-Wed 8pm-11pm. Hotline: daily 8pm-11pm. Hotline: daily 8pm-8am, 617-495-8200.

Indigo strives to foster a supportive and compassionate campus for undergraduate students grappling with and addressing issues of race, socioeconomic status, first generation, undocumented, and foster care status at Harvard College. Indigo provides confidential non-directive, non-judgmental, peer counseling as well as informational resources and safer sex supplies for students. 

Drop-ins: Adams H-entry Basement - Mon, Tue, Thur 8pm-12am, Quad Talk Pfoho Jordans South Basement - Wed 9pm-12am. Hotline: Daily, 8pm-8am, 617-659-0140

 

RESPONSE

RESPONSE is a group of undergraduate women trained to provide peer counseling on any and all relationship issues - from concerns about dating to concerns about sexual harassment or assault including rape, incest, abuse, and difficult relationships. We are here to provide non-judgmental support, honest answers, information, and resources to Harvard undergraduates. If it's bothering you, it's serious enough to call. All genders welcome. 

Due to Lowell's construction, RESPONSE'S space is currently located in Thayer Basement. Drop-ins: Sun-Thurs 8pm-11pm. Hotline: Every night 8pm-8am. Hotline: 617-495-9600. 

ROOM13

ROOM 13  is staffed by two peer counselors, usually a male and a female, who available for general peer counseling on any topic. It offers a supportive, sympathetic ear, and maintains strict confidentiality. Students can talk about anything that's on their minds without being judged. Students are also welcome to just drop by, sit down, relax, and have cookies. 

Thayer basement. Drop-ins and Hotline: Every night 7pm-7am. Hotline: 617-495-4969. 

SHARC

Sexual Health And Relationship Counselors (SHARC)  is a group of undergraduate students who counsel on issues related to sexual health, contraception, STIs and testing, relationships, dating, and other topics related to sexual health. The office is stocked with different brands of condoms, lube, dental dams, internal ("female") condoms, and more! Counselors are on hand and can be reached by phone to answer any questions and provide information and non-directive, non-judgmental counseling.

UHS After Hours Entrance, 5th Floor. Drop-ins: Sun-Thurs 7pm-12am, Fri and Sat 8pm-10pm. Hotline, anytime: 617-495-7561. 


Educational

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Consent Advocates & Relationship Educators (CARE) aims to raise awareness about sexual assault. Our goal is to promote and facilitate healthy sexual relationships on Harvard’s campus and in the surrounding community. It stands with the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (OSAPR) to promote the compassionate and just treatment of student survivors, their friends, and significant others, foster collaborative relationships between campus and community systems, and affect attitudinal and behavioral changes on campus as we work toward the elimination of sexual violence against all people.

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Drug & Alcohol Peer Advisors (DAPA) are students who are trained to response to questions about alcohol and other drug issues at Harvard; serve as health opinion leaders, resources to their peers, and ambassadors to the Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Services (AODS). They help to inform programs, policies, and other prevention strategies overseen by AODS. 

Health Peer Advisor & Liaisons (HealthPAL's) are a team of healthcare liaisons between students and Harvard University Health Services. HealthPAL's  know the ins and outs of HUHS, and are able to guide peers in accessing and managing their healthcare. They are also certified in first aid, and trained to be able to give out single-dose over-the-counter medications directly in upperclassmen houses for minor ailments.