Support at the EmPOWER Center
Counseling, Advocacy, Drop-In Hours, Support Groups
The Center provides free, confidential advocacy and support to 7C students impacted by sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.
1. Free, Virtual Counseling:
EmPOWER collaborates with a community agency, the Lavender Healing Collective, to provide counseling sessions to 7C survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. Appointments are available without a long wait. To schedule, simply call 424.542.8880 or complete the form at lavenderhealingcollective.com/contact-us and identify yourself as a "Claremont Colleges student."
Confidential (involves no reporting to colleges)
Free and unlimited
Open to all gender identities
For students who experienced these forms of violence, recently or in the past
2. Free, Virtual Support Groups
Confidential, weekly virtual support groups for survivors of sexual assault and dating/domestic violence are offered every semester. Groups are open to students of all gender identities. Group flyers are posted here and on our Instagram within a few weeks of the start of each semester.
3. Additional Confidential Support
The director of EmPOWER, Rima Shah, is a confidential advocate. She can meet with students (or their friends) impacted by sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, or stalking for 1-2 sessions to provide care and support, provide information about resources/options available, and help navigate on- and off-campus resources. To schedule, email Rima at firstname.lastname@example.org.