The #MeToo Movement took social media by storm in October 2017, originally founded by Taran Burke in 2006, to share the impact and prevalence of sexual violence in communities. The organization that developed from this movement continues to work to provide assistance to a large spectrum of survivors.
End Rape on Campus (EROC) is an organization that aims to end campus sexual violence. They offer direct support for survivors and the communities around them. They have established support networks through a hotline or a secure form.
The organization offers free assistance to all survivors of gender-/sex-based violence. The organization can connect survivors, family or friends to support networks, file federal complaints, connect survivors with mental health professionals or legal counsel.
The organization has created overviews of Title IX, the Clery Act, Affirmative consent, and much more. Overview of these acts can be found here: The Laws
The YWCA Kalamazoo is a non profit organization whose mission is to eliminate racism and empower women.
What We Stand For: After being founded in 1885, we serve as the oldest and largest association in Michigan. Originally established to provide residence services for young women, today YWCA Kalamazoo serves as a primary resource for economic, gender, and racial justice for all women, children and families in Kalamazoo.
What We Do: Advocacy & Systems Change, Caring for Victims of Abuse, Promoting Maternal & Child Health, and Improving the Lives of Children
Contact Us: For Information About Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Child Care, Pregnancy Services, and More.
Black Women’s Blueprint is an organization that works to create social justice movements for individuals to gain social, political, and economic equity. The transnational organization offers mobile reproductive health and maternal care to those in the New York area.
Contact 347.533.9102 or 646.647.5414 to connect with a trauma healing expert. The organizations’ Healing and Counseling Program Coordinator works to provide you with resources and support.
The Kalamazoo College Counseling Center is housed in Hicks Center on the first floor of the west wing. The Counseling Center offers a wide range of services including individual and group counseling, as well as outreach programming, and training opportunities. The Counselors can assist with your mental wellness needs, explore options, and provide referrals and resources.
The Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective, also know as BEAM, is an organization that aims to remove barriers for black people to gain access to emotional support services.
BEAM offers an online directory of Black virtual therapists. Virtual therapy can be conducted through email, video conferencing, phone or online chatting options. Each individual can choose which is more comfortable. You can find the directory here: Black Virtual Wellness Directory
BEAM also provides resources and videos focused on mental health and techniques to cope with anxiety, depression, and stress.
@SurvivorsofColor is an Instagram and Facebook page that offers support and empowerment of BIPOC who have experienced sexual violence.
Patricia O’Garro, creator of the pages, shares hopeful and caring messages for survivors of color. As a survivor herself, she shares resources and posts on topics of trauma, social justice, and support.