Health Services: Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Resources

Free Confidential Counseling is Available from Student Health Services

West Valley Student Health Services offers free confidential counseling for any and all sexual assault concerns.

Sexual assault violates a person in many ways and happens when a person is forced or manipulated into an unwanted sexual encounter. It is not motivated by sexual desire, but the need to control, humiliate, and harm.

Sexual assault covers a broad range of acts that include, but are not limited to: rape by one or more persons, statutory rape, indecent exposure, incest, unwanted sexual contact, marital or partner rape, dating violence, voyeurism, lewd or lacivious acts upon a child, child molestation, oral copulation, sexual exploitation, and sexual harassment.

Sexual assault abuses a person not only physically, but emotionally and mentally, and shatters a person's trust and sense of safety.

West Valley College is compliant with the Campus SAVE Act of 2014.

Free local resources:

YWCA Rape Crisis Center Silicon Valley: 408-287-3000

San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR): 415-647-7273

Rape Crisis Hotline (Santa Clara County): 408-779-2115

Rape Crisis Hotline (San Mateo County): 650-493-7273

Women's Crisis Support - Defensa de Mujeres (Santa Cruz County): 1-888-900-4232 

last published: 9/19/18