Some students may seek support from resources outside of the Swarthmore campus. See below for information about community medical providers, study abroad resources, and off-campus confidential and legal options.
These are the current local hospitals who can provide emergency and/or follow-up medical services, provide a forum to discuss health care concerns related to an incident, and identify as having Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) who are trained to work to collect evidence in a manner consistent with evidence-collecting requirements in Pennsylvania.
Under Pennsylvania law, a medical provider may be required to notify law enforcement of a sexual assault under certain circumstances. The medical provider, however, will share only limited information with law enforcement and a victim can decline to speak with law enforcement or participate in a criminal prosecution.
LGBT Health and Wellness Center:
215-563-0652 or 215-563-0658
809 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender healthcare and wellness center with two locations in Center City Philadelphia. At its 809 Locust St. location, the Center provides comprehensive primary health care services focusing on the needs of LGBT individuals. At its 21 S. 12th St., 8th floor location, the Center provides counseling and behavioral health, case management, legal services, and prevention and education among other services.
Delaware County Women Against Rape (WAR)
610-566-4342 (24-hour hotline)
Offers comprehensive direct services to victims/survivors of sexual assault including a 24-hour hotline, counseling, accompaniment services, and assistance with victim compensation. All services are free and confidential.
610-565-4590 (24-hour hotline)
DAP provides immediate crisis intervention, safety planning, and information and referral on their 24/7 hotline. Staff offer short and long-term supportive and educational counseling, as well as therapeutic counseling to address the barriers that make it difficult to leave an abusive relationship.
The Sexual Assault Support & Help for Americans Abroad website provides information and resources about prevention and response to sexual assault overseas.
SASHAA offers services from counseling, to connection to medical and legal resources abroad, to international safety planning and transition resources.