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ARISE Assault and Rape Information, Support and Education

Where to Go for Help

 
 

On campus

You can call any of 4 for help (24 hrs a day) – they can all get you to the same help:

  1. Your RA. This is important enough to wake your RA up. If it’s night time, don’t wait till morning . Get you RA now. They will contact the RD or administrator for additional assistance.
  2. University Police Department (UPD). Call 911 from a campus phone or 590-1911 from a cell phone – they will respond on campus immediately.
  3. ACT (Abuse Counseling and Treatment). 24 hour hotline : 239-939-3112. ACT performs evidentiary/forensic exams (within 72 hours is best), free STI testing and counseling. It is not necessary to report the assault to receive care.
  4. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) 24 hour hotline: 239-745-EARS (3277)

Off Campus

Choose the option that feels safest or most accessible

Local Rape Crisis Center
  • Lee County: ACT (Abuse Counseling and Treatment). 24 hour hotline : 239-939- 3112. ACT performs evidentiary/forensic exams (within 72 hours is best), free STI testing, pregnancy prevention, and counseling. It is not necessary to report the assault to receive care.
  • Collier County: Project HELP. 24 hr. Hotline: 239-262-7227. Project HELP will arrange for the free evidentiary exam (within 72 hours is best), STI testing, pregnancy prevention, and counseling. It is not necessary to report the assault to receive care.
911

Dial 911 for emergency response (police, EMS). They can help you get to an Emergency Room or to ACT (or the closest rape crisis center).

  • Campus Police: 239-590-1911
  • Collier County: 239-774-4434
  • Lee County: 239-477-1000
  • Charlotte County: 941-258-3900
Hospitals

Fort Myers (close to campus):

  • Gulf Coast Medical Center: (closest to campus) 13681 Doctors Way, Fort Myers (Directions from campus:Take 75 North to Daniels Parkway (Exit 131) toward Cape Coral/SW Florida International Airport. Keep left and make a left on Daniels Parkway. Turn left on Doctor's Way)
  • Lee Memorial: 2776 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers (Directions from campus: Turn right onto Ben Hill Griffin Parkway. Turn left onto Alico Road. Turn right onto US 41. Hospital will be on left.)
  • Healthpark: 9981 S. Healthpark Dr., Fort Myers (Directions from campus: Turn right onto Ben Hill Griffin Parkway. Turn left onto Alico Road. Turn right onto US 41. Turn left onto Gladiolus Dr. Take ramp to CR 869 and merge onto Summerline Rd. Turn right on Bass rd. Take the 1st left onto S. Healthpark Dr. Hospital will be on right.)

Cape Coral:

  • Cape Coral: 636 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral

Naples:

  • Physician’s Regional Hospital- 8300 Collier Blvd or 6101 Pine Ridge Rd.
  • NCH- North: 11190 Healthpark Blvd. or Downtown: 350 7th St. North

Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda:

  • Fawcett Memorial Hospital- 21298 Olean Blvd., Port Charlotte
  • Charlotte Regional Medical- 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte