Grinnell Advocates and Peer Advocates
Grinnell Advocates [advocates] is a staff supervised, student organization that aims to create greater awareness about issues surrounding sexual assault and dating violence on campus. This group provides sensitive, educational programming about issues related to dating violence, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. The Advocates also act as an immediate resource for victims through the Domestic Violence Alternatives Student Assult Center (DVA/SAC) hotline.
Peer Advocates are individuals trained to provide supportive services for students who have found themselves in the midst of incidents of dating or sexual violence. Peer Advocates do not provide counseling services, rather they offer a non-judgemental listening ear and information for relevant resources. They will maintain confidentiality to the fullest extent possible and ensure that no survivor or student-at-risk has to navigate the medical, legal, mental health, or campus system alone.
On-call Peer Advocate: (641) 269-4600
Please contact SHACS as a confidential and medical resource at (641) 269-3230. SHACS professional staff are not mandatory reporters of sexual assault and have confidential counseling available.
Grinnell Campus Security acts as a resource for sexual assault response at (641) 269-3230.
The Chaplain and Associate Chaplain are confidential resources at (641) 269-4981 and are not mandatory reporters of sexual assult. They offer counseling services and are located in the Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice, open 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
Student Affairs can assist with academic difficulties as a result of sexual assault or violence, as well as contacting faculty on behalf of the student. The Office of Residence Life can also assist students who have concerns related to their living situations. Academic Advising Office may be contacted at (641) 269-3702, the Office of Residence Life at (641) 269-3700, and the RLC on call at (641) 269-4600 for urgent assistence.
Call 911 for immediate help, or call (641) 236-2350 for the Police Department.
Crisis Intervention Services opperates a 24 hour crisis line at 1-800-270-1620.
For Grinnell College policy, please see the Sexual Misconduct Policy and Dating and Domestic Partner Violence Policy.
Schedule of Grinnell Area AA and Al-Anon Meetings
Open Meetings welcome anyone who thinks they may be dealing with a problem with alcohol (AA) or drugs (NA).
NA Meetings are at the Club House at the corner of 3rd Ave. and Pearl St. (please enter at 3rd Ave.), 7:30 PM, 641-236-0433
Newcomers and interested students are welcome to attend.
12 NOON Living Sober United Church of Christ (UCC), 5th Ave & Broad St (Alley entrance, downstairs, door on the right.) 641-236-0270 OPEN, No Smoking, Handicap Accessible 7:00 PM On-Campus AA - Grinnell 11th Step Group Center for Religion, Spirituality and Social Justice(CRSSJ), 1233 Park St (Park & 8th Ave) (Back of building, North entrance.) After a few introductory readings, there are ten minutes of silent meditation followed by readings and discussion focused on spiritual growth and recovery. OPEN, No Smoking Tuesday 7:30 PM Grinnell Group AA St Paul Episcopal Church, 6th Ave & State St (West entrance under awning.) 641-236-0270 OPEN, No Smoking, Handicap Accessible
Anonymous Meetings Prayer Garage, Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice OPEN, No Smoking, Handicap Accessible Thursday 12 NOON Living Sober United Church of Christ(UCC), 5th Ave & Broad St (Alley entrance, downstairs, door on the right.) 641-236-0270 OPEN, No Smoking, Handicap Accessible 6:30 PM Al-Anon St Paul Episcopal Church, 6th Ave & State St (West entrance under awning.) 641-236-0270 Al-Anon is a 12-step self-help group that helps participants deal with the affects of a family memeber (or friend) affected by alcohol. Please emailgrinnellalanon[at]yahoo[dot]com for any questions. OPEN, No Smoking, Handicap Accessible 7:30 PM Grinnell Group AA St Paul Episcopal Church, 6th Ave & State St (West entrance under awning.) 641-236-0270 OPEN, No Smoking, Handicap Accessible Saturday 9:00 AM 2012 Dates:
- Oct 13
- Nov 10
- Dec 8
** NEW ** Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Women's 12&12/Big Book Study Group A new Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Women's Group is forming in Grinnell. The meeting welcomes newcomers and women that may have concerns about their drinking. The format will be a book study of Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions and Alcoholics Anonymous (also referred to as the "Big Book"). Location will vary. For information, contact 231-313-3321. 5:00 PM Anonymous Meetings Prayer Garage, Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice. OPEN, No Smoking, Handicap Accessible 7:30 PM Grinnell Group AA St Paul Episcopal Church, 6th Ave & State St (West entrance under awning.) 641-236-0270 OPEN, No Smoking, Handicap Accessible Sunday 7:30 PM Grinnell Group AA St Paul Episcopal Church, 6th Ave & State St (West entrance under awning.) 641-236-0270 OPEN, No Smoking, Handicap Accessible
Hotlines and Support
Alcoholics Anonymous 24-Hour Hotline: 800-207-2172
Meeting Information and/or Help Staying Sober:
Des Moines: 515-282-8550 Cedar Falls: 319-232-4117 Cedar Rapids: 319-365-5955
Additional Support Numbers:
Substance Abuse Helpline: 800-662-4357
Methamphetamine Hotline: 888-664-4673
Iowa's Drug and Alcohol Helpline: 800-242-4111
Grief and Loss Resources
The Division of Student Affairs
- Student Health and Counseling Services The Forum (lower level) 1119 6th Avenue Grinnell, Iowa 50112 (641) 269-3230 Hours: Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please feel free to contact thestaff with questions, in scheduling appointments or refer to their website home page or directly to Range of Services or Urgent Care.
- Residence Life Coordinators are also available.
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