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Campus, Crisis, and Community Resources

Campus Resources

Residence Life/Dean of Students
Name: Luke Behaunek, Director and Dean of Students
Location: Kent Campus Center
Phone: 515-961-1562

Campus Security
Name: Chris Frerichs, Director
Location: Kent Campus Center
Phone: 515-961-1711

Title IX Coordinator
Name: Elyse Morris
Location: Kent Campus Center
Phone: 515-961-1527
Email: titleix@simpson.edu 
Services Provided: campus resources and referrals for students and employees involved in instances of sexual or gender-based misconduct or discrimination; investigation and resolution of sexual misconduct complaints; education and prevention training

SARA (Sexual Assault Response Advocates)
Phone: 515-330-6392 (call or text)
Services Provided: 24-hour crisis response, support and information on issues
related to sexual assault

Simpson Health Services
Name: Katie Lee, RN, Director
Location: Kent Campus Center
Phone: 515-961-1604
Services Provided: Health services

Simpson Career Development
Name: Bobbi Sullivan, Director
Location: Kent Campus Center
Phone: 515-961-1372
Services Provided: Career counseling and career planning assistance

The Center for Academic Resources
Name: Beth Beggs, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum
Location: Lower Level, Dunn Library
Phone: 515-961-1899
Services Provided: Academic support services, tutoring, study skills, writing skills assistance

Crisis Centers/Hotlines

Central Iowa Crisis Line
Phone: (800) 258-8858
Website: http://www.cicsmhds.org/services/crisis-services/
Hours: 24 Hours, 7 days a week
Services Provided: Crisis support for people looking for immediate help with their emotions or mental health; mobile crisis outreach

Statewide Crisis Line
Phone: (800) 332-4224
Website: https://www.foundation2.org/services/crisis-center/
Hours: phone 24 Hours, 7 days a week; chat and text available 9am-3pm Monday-Friday
Services Provided: Crisis support via phone, chat, or text

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Phone: (800) 273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
Website: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Services Provided: Confidential crisis support

Crisis Text Line
TEXT “START” TO 741-741
Website: http://www.crisistextline.org/
Hours: 24 hours
Services Provided: Confidential crisis support (via text message)

Polk County Crisis & Advocacy Services
Phone: (515) 286-3600
Website: https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/cfys/services/crisis-advocacy-services/
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Services Provided: Crisis support related to rape or sexual assault (old or new) and violent crimes

The Trevor Project
Phone: (866) 488-7386
Website: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Services: Confidential crisis support via phone call

Text: Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.
Hours: Fridays between 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Central)
Services: Confidential crisis support via text message

Online Chat: TrevorChat 
Hours: 7 days a week from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Central)
Services: Crisis support via online chat

Local Hospitals

Iowa Lutheran Hospital
Address: 700 E. University Ave., Des Moines
Phone: 515-263-5120 (515-263-5612 non-emergency)
Services Provided: Emergency, physical and mental health services

Mercy Medical Center
Address: 1111 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA
Phone: (Hospital) 515-247-3121
24 Hour Mental Health Help Line: 515-271-6111 or toll free 866-595-4959
Services Provided: Emergency, physical and mental health services

Broadlawns Medical Center
Address: 1801 Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA
Phone: 515-282-2253
Hours: 24 hours
Services Provided: Emergency, physical and mental health services
Psychotherapy: 282-5750
Chemical Dependency: 282-6610

Other Community Resources

Rosenfield Center (Planned Parenthood)
Address: 1000 E. Army Post Rd., Des Moines (across from Southridge Mall)
Phone: 877-811-7526
Hours: Varies
Services Provided: Sexual assault and rape counseling
Fees: No out of pocket

Alcoholics Anonymous Iowa Central Office
Address: 1620 Pleasant St., Room 228, Des Moines, IA
Phone: 515-282-8550
E-mail: http://www.aadesmoines.org
Hours: 24 Hours
Services Provided: Information about AA meetings, times and locations in Iowa

One Iowa
419 SW 8th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-288-4019
Email: info@oneiowa.org
Services Provided: LGBT advocacy and education, weekly transgender support group (Transformations Iowa)