Advocacy and Resources

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This list of resources is for victims and their advocates.

Counseling Center
The St. Ambrose University Counseling Center provides individual (personal) and group counseling to students, faculty, and staff. The center provides a confidential, supportive, and collaborative environment for open discussion of personal issues. For more information visit the Counseling website.

Sexual Assault Awareness Team (SAAT)
The Sexual Assault Awareness Team is a group of trained student advocates. SAAT can provide you with an advocate who will be able to provide you with support and make referrals. For more information visit the SAAT page.

Family Resources Survivor Resources
Family Resources Survivor Resources are free confidential support services in our community. 24/7 access is available by calling 866-921-3354.

Residence Life Staff
Your RA or Hall director will be able to assist you in the process of seeking help. They are located in your building. Resident Advisors and Hall Directors are mandatory reporters and must inform their supervisors when they learn of a sexual assault.

SAU Security Office/Davenport Police Department
Calling 911 from a non-campus phone will put you in contact with the Davenport Police Department. Calling 911 from a campus phone or calling 333-6104 will get you a security officer 24/7. For more information visit the File a Report page.

Genesis Medical Center Emergency Room
Located two blocks west at 1401 W. Central Park, Genesis ER can provide medical attention and/or a rape kit to preserve all evidence. You have the option to have the kit done confidentially.

A specially-trained nurse will contact a Family Resources Survivor advocate who will assist you in advocacy and support. The Davenport Police Department also will be contacted although this does not require you to follow-through with reporting. The Hospital will bill the Department of Public Health for your visit and not your insurance.

Awareness and Prevention

Resource Responsibilities

Resources are listed in alpha-order.

Campus Ministry
563-333-6132
Lower Level, Christ the King Chapel
Open M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Coach, Advisor, NSS Instructor (Campus Security Advisor)
Internal Resource. Duty To Report. In most cases, University personnel are not equipped to provide options or resources to victims of sexual violence and are also required to report general information to the Security department for investigation.

Confidential Reporting Duties
Internal Resource. Confidential Services/No Reporting Duties to the University. Assistance with No Contact Order, Academic/Housing/Work Changes if reasonably available. Also provides FREE ministry and advocacy services to students involved in incidents of sexual violence

Counseling Center
563-333-6423
2nd Floor, Rogalski Center
Open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
After hours: You may request Counseling via the Residence Life Hall Director on call or by asking Security to contact Counseling for a confidential report.

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO Connect) – Therapy Assistance Online or TAO Connect is an online platform designed to help students evaluate and educate themselves about a variety of mental health concerns. TAO Connect is a self-guided, self-paced, private resource with more than 130+ informational topics.

Confidential Reporting Duties
Internal Resource. Confidential Services/No Reporting Duties to the University. Provides assistance with No Contact Order. Academic/Housing/Work Changes if reasonably available. Also-provides FREE counseling and advocacy services to students involved in incidents of sexual violence.

Davenport Police Department Emergency
Dial 911
External Resource. DPD will investigate via their policy and procedure. DPD can take a report and determine if an investigation is warranted. SAU can assist students in contacting DPD if they choose.

Dean of Students – Christopher Waugh 
563-333-6258, Rogalski Center, 2nd floor 
Open M-F, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 

Confidential Reporting Duties
Internal Resource. Duty to Report/Must inform Security who will have a duty to investigate. The Dean of Students has access to numerous resources for students who have experienced a crime of sexual violence. However, the Dean of Students must report information to the Security department.

Emergency Room
Genesis West on Lombard and Marquette streets offers Emergency Services

Confidential Reporting Duties
External Resource. ER will contact Safe Path Survivor Resources to aid them in the process. You do not have to provide them with any identifying information and can choose to remain confidential. ER will treat medical trauma and will aid in completing an exam including conducting a confidential rape kit and providing victims with the resource of a Safe Path Advocate.

Health Services – Nurse Nancy Hines
563-333-6423, 2nd Floor Rogalski Center
Open M-F, 8 a.-m.-4:30 p.m. 

Confidential Reporting Duties
Internal Resource. Confidential Services/No Reporting Duties to the University. May provide resources for STD and pregnancy testing, health assessment, and referrals to confidential off site resources for medical care and follow up. May work with counseling services to assist students with the options available in Counseling Services.

SAU SAAT Team, Student Advocates
Access through Residence Life Hall Director on call or Security, saat@sau.edu 

Confidential Reporting Duties
Internal Resource. Confidential-Reports to the Counseling Center for assistance and support. Student Advocates receive special training in victim impact, response, and our internal policies and procedures. They can serve to aid victims of sexual violence to look at all of the options available to them.

Safe Path Survivor Resources
24 hour crisis line: 1-866-921-3354
Walk-in Crisis Appts available M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 2800 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA

Confidential Reporting Duties
External Resource. Confidential/No Duty to Report Information to University. Off campus resource that provides medical/legal advocacy and counseling services to victims of sexual violence.

Iowa Victim Service Call Center
1-800-770-1650 or text "IOWAHELP" to 20121
We are dedicated to helping those who are hurting.
Anyone who has been affected by domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking, homicide and any other violent crime.
We are here for you and we believe you. We want to restore hope, safety, and freedom from violence by providing 24/7 support and statewide resources.
survivorshelpline.org 

Security Department
563-333-6104, 2nd Floor, Rogalski Center
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Residence Life Staff Including Residence Hall Directors (RHD), Assistant Hall Directors (AHD), and Resident Advisors (RA)

Confidential Reporting Duties
Internal Resource. Reporting and Investigation Duties. Security and Residence Life departments must investigate all reports of sexual violence and may have the obligation to report general information in the form of crime statistics and/or timely notices to the University. Any such notices will ensure confidentiality of the students involved. Security and Residence Life staff can assist students who wish to file a campus and/or police report. Both departments can provide students with options of No Contact Order, Academic/Housing/Work Changes, as well as conducting a formal investigation into the conduct of the alleged perpetrator of sexual violence which, if found in violation, could result in sanctions for sexual violence that including suspension or dismissal.

Culture-Specific Resources

Amani Community Services
Culturally specific domestic violence and sexual assault agency serving African Americans in Iowa.
Davenport (563) 564-5392
24 hour after care line: 1 (888) 983-2533
Business Hours: 8a-5p M-F

Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity (formerly Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa)
serves victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities in Iowa.
Helpline: 1.866.881.4641
Email: contact@monsooniowa.org

Latinas Unidas Por Un Nuevo Amanecer (LUNA)
This program serves survivors and victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in the Latino / Latinx communities throughout Iowa. Este centro de crisis brinda asesoramiento, apoyo y recursos gratuitos y confidenciales a los sobrevivientes latinos de violencia domestica y agresin sexual.
Office line / Linea de oficina: (515) 271-5060
24-hour helpline / Línea de crisis las 24 horas: (866) 256-7668

Resources for Indigenous Survivors & Empowerment (RISE)
This program serves survivors and victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in the Native and Meskwaki communities in Iowa.
​Office line: (641) 484-2103
24-hour helpline: (855) 840-7362

Clock Inc.
Clock, Inc is an organization that provides a consistent location for LGBT+ individuals in the Quad City area. The LGBT+ Center provides resources that include all ages, genders, and cultures. Our enhanced resources include: support and educational groups, classes/workshops, speaking/training, community gatherings, drop in hours, multicultural awareness, and offers counseling to those in need of non-discriminative support of equality.
309-558-0956

LGBT National Help Center
(800) 273-8255

Thrive Together (formerly Deaf Iowans Against Abuse) This program serves survivors and victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities throughout Iowa.
VP/P: (319) 531-7719
24/7 text only line: (515) 661-4015
Email: help@thrivetogethertoday.org

The Project's Victim Services Program 
Offers LBGT individual and group counseling, plus comprehensive services to survivors and victims of domestic or intimate partner violence.
309-326-7759 or viminda@tpqc.orgConfidentiality assured.

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