CASAS—We’re Here for You
CASAS is Western’s compassionate response to acts of violence. Our staff provides emotional support and access to all available resources to ensure students continue to be academically successful while they move through their healing process. We also provide support to friends or family members of those who have experienced violence.
We believe violence can happen to anyone and it’s never the survivors fault. Our mission is to meet every survivor where they are in their journey of healing. We provide a safe and confidential resource for students of all identities who have experienced violence.
CASAS is available to students of all identities who have experienced any of the following recently or in the past:
Attempted assault • Sexual assault • Dating violence • Attempted rape • Harassment • Physical violence • Domestic violence • Hate crimes • Rape • Indecent exposure • Incest • Stalking • Molestation • Unwanted touching
Walk-ins are welcome and evening appointments are available. Call 360-650-3700 or stop by Old Main 585B today.
Our Trained CASAS Staff Can Assist You With:
Emotional Support by giving you periodic check-ins and assessing your emotional needs with referrals to campus and community counselors and/or support groups.
Academic Support by communicating with professors to assist in creating an appropriate academic plan.
Emergency Leave by providing assistance with withdrawal from class or school and/or assistance with petitioning for tuition refunds.
Orders of Protection/University No Contact Orders by providing you with information and assistance obtaining an order of protection (protection order, restraining order, anti-harassment order) and information about Western's no contact orders.
Housing Services by providing assistance with changing housing or phone number as well as information about local shelters and temporary housing.
Medical Assistance by referring you to the Student Health Center, your professional care provider or the local hospital where you can get treated for you medical concerns.
Financial Aid Services by providing you with information about waivers and financial aid options.
Reporting Options to campus and community resources. Advocates will walk you through your reporting options including the Equal Opportunity Office and area police departments.