Contact

To schedule an appointment, please call (315) 781-3388 to speak with our office manager, Vanessa Rauscher, during business hours. If you are calling after hours, please leave a message with your name and phone number, or, send us an email at counselingcenter@hws.edu and we will contact you to assist with scheduling.

If you would like to schedule online, please utilize the link below and click “Schedule First Appointment.”

Location: 91 St. Clair Street, Geneva NY 14456
Phone: (315) 781-3388
Business Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.-5 p.m.

After Hours Emergencies: (315) 781-3388
(to reach our crisis hotline and choose option 1)

Sexual and Relationship Violence

On Campus Resources

If you experience a sexual assault:

If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured, call Campus Safety on-campus at (315) 781-3333 or dial 911 for off-campus emergency support.

If you would like to use our confidential urgent care and after hours crisis line for support, Call (315) 781-3333 and ask for the Counseling Center Crisis Manager.

Office of Title IX Programs & Compliance
Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, other forms of sexual misconduct, stalking, and intimate partner violence are all prohibited.

HWS: Know Your Options
This booklet explains potential reporting options and their respective processes in depth for students who are considering if/how to move forward with reporting sexual assault or relationship violence.

The Office for Spiritual Engagement
The Chaplain and Dean of Spiritual Engagement, Nita Byrd, provides confidential and spiritual-based counseling and support for students.

Off Campus Resources

Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes
Safe Harbors is a local rape crisis and domestic violence hotline. They provide free, confidential support and advocacy for anyone who has experienced sexual assault, sexual abuse, or domestic violence. Phone: (315) 781-1093 or 1-800-247-7273

F.F. Thompson Hospital: Canandaigua
F.F. Thompson has a professionally trained Specialized Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Nurse who is prepared to support you and complete a sexual assault exam. A staff member is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Phone: (585) 396-6000

Finger Lakes Community Health: Geneva
Finger Lakes Community Health in Geneva offers counseling referrals, including tele-counseling, emergency contraception, STI testing & treatment, and contraceptives such as birth control through your insurance or at a sliding scale fee. Phone: (315) 781-8448

Planned Parenthood: Canandaigua
Planned Parenthood offers services that someone may wish to utilize for their own safety after being assaulted such as STI testing & treatment, emergency contraception, and rape crisis counseling referrals. Most birth control, HIV testing, and STI testing will be covered for free, with no copay. With or without insurance, you can receive health care, sliding scale fee. Phone: (866) 600-6886

RAINN
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.