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If you or someone you know has experienced interpersonal violence, you may be trying to navigate next steps. Here are a few key places to start.

In the event of an emergency, please call 911 for immediate assistance. 

Confidential Therapeutic and Counseling Support

OASIS is Boone's local domestic and sexual violence resource agency. OASIS hosts 24-hour confidential crisis line which puts you in touch with a staff member for immediate assistance: 1.800.268.1488.

Counseling and Psychological Services provides free confidential mental health counseling and support to Appalachian students. Located on the 1st floor of the Miles Annas Building, the Counseling Center offers emergency and urgent support connecting students with a Counselor On Call: 828.262.3180. 

Counseling for Faculty and Staff provides free confidential mental health counseling and support to Appalachian employees. Located in University Hall, CFS provides short-term services to faculty, staff, and their family members to identify, prevent, and address personal, family, and workplace issues. 

Confidential Medical Assistance

Those who experience physical harm are encouraged to seek medical attention.

The Watauga Medical Center, located on Deerfield Road in Boone, provides confidential, 24-hour medical care and assistance to all individuals including a medical exam, testing for sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy, and the preservation of evidence through a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam.

MS Shook Student Health Services is a primary care ambulatory campus health clinic available to Appalachian students. 

OASIS provides Medical Advocates for those seeking additional support and wanting to learn more about what to expect when seeking medical attention.