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Victim Services and Resources

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you are the victim of sexual assault, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or any other form of sexual or interpersonal misconduct, OTC will support you and connect you to the care that you need.

Please contact the Project HEAL victim advocate for more resources and support by using the contact form below, emailing swadleyr@otc.edu, or calling 417-447-7859.

You do not have to go through this alone!

A full-time Victim Advocate has been hired through the Project HEAL grant to support OTC students who have been victimized by domestic and dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault. The Victim Advocate is a confidential employee and does not disclose student information without their direct consent. While the offices for Project HEAL are located on the Springfield campus, students at all campuses are able to receive assistance through Project HEAL. Resources and areas of assistance that Project HEAL provides includes: court accompaniment, obtaining an ex parte or order of protection, obtaining legal services, finding low-cost counseling, victims resources, safety planning, support during law enforcement interviews and reports, finding transportation, food, clothing, furniture, housing, and emergency pet boarding.

The initial goal for all students is safety on and off campus. After meeting this goal the focus shifts to assisting victims in achieving academic, emotional, and interpersonal success.

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to contact the Victim Advocate, Rachel Swadley, directly through the contact form below, email (swadleyr@otc.edu), or phone (417-447-7859). Additionally, reports submitted through OTCCares that describe incidents of dating and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault elicit either a Title IX response with my contact information provided and/or a direct reach-out from Project HEAL. Please feel free to drop by the Victim Advocate’s office in ICE 121 for more information or support.

Local Resources

Victim Center417-863-7273

Harmony House417-837-7700

Family Justice Center – 417-799-1500

24-hour crisis hotline – 417-864-7233

 

Emergency medical treatment

Mercy Emergency-Trauma Center – 417-820-2115

Cox North Emergency Department – 417-269-3393

Cox South Emergency Department – 417-269-4083

OTC has a wealth of resources at the disposal of its students, and OTC partners with various agencies and programs across the area to provide quality services to its students. Please click the hyperlink above to be taken to our resource page with more information about interpersonal violence, prevention, and trauma informed practices. If you have questions about how any of these resources could assist you or someone you care about, please do not hesitate to contact the Project HEAL victim advocate.

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