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Due to Vassar College’s decision to shift to a distance learning model for the next few weeks, the Counseling Service will be shifting our service model. This new model will be in place until the College returns to its regular operating procedures. Please click here to learn more about how to access care.
Vassar College Counseling Service (VCCS) welcomes students of all backgrounds and experiences. We are here to support you.
A variety of services are provided to Vassar students such as individual, couples, and group counseling, crisis intervention, educational programming, consultation, assessment, and referrals to off-campus mental health professionals.
We work with students with concerns about roommates, the transition to college, procrastination, difficulty in all types of relationships, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation and eating concerns/disorders, among many others. If it is a problem to you, then it is a problem to us.
All services are free and confidential.
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Read A Note to Our Clients.
Vassar College Counseling Center Accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS)
- ProtoCallCall the CRC at 845-437-7333 and ask to speak to the Counselor on Call. We have a 24/7 mental health hotline available to Vassar students during the academic year. This service is staffed by mental health professionals who have been trained to work with Vassar students. Metcalf therapists provide backup to Protocall as needed.
- Dutchess County HelplineCall or text 845-485-9700.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline800-273-8255. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
- MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center (Formerly St. Francis)Emergency Psychiatric Care: 845-431-8892. 241 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
- Crisis Stabilization Center845-485-9700. When people are in crisis, the Stabilization Center serves as a safe, comforting place to come, talk to caring professionals, and get help for the immediate issue(s) plus those that may extend beyond their stay at the Center. First, the staff works with you to handle or lessen the issue(s) at hand. Then, they will personally connect you to the correct services and resources in our community that can help you going forward. Their work with you is 100% transparent, planned with your input, and barrier-free.
Crisis TextlineText GOT5 to 741741. Crisis Textline serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support, and information via a medium of people.
Text messages are confidential, anonymous and secure. Data usage while texting Crisis Text Line is free and the number will not appear on a phone bill.
- Crisis Textline for Students of ColorText STEVE to 741741.
- Crisis Textline by Black Women Crisis CounselorsText TRIBE to 741741.
- Crisis Textline for Eating ConcernsText NEDA to 741741.
- Crisis Textline for AddictionText 4HOPE to 741741.
Trevor LifelineThe Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13–24.
- TrevorLifeline866-488-7386. A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7.
- TrevorTextText “Trevor” to 202-304-1200. Available Monday through Friday between 3pm–10pm EST / Noon–7pm PT. Standard text messaging rates apply.
- TrevorChatAvailable 7 Days A Week: 3pm–10pm ET/Noon–7pm PT. You can usually expect to wait just a few minutes to speak to a counselor, but if they are very busy the wait can be up to a half hour.
- Trans Lifeline877-565-8860. Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. The hotline is staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of the trans community might have. Trans Lifeline is accredited by Contact USA.
- Veteran's Crisis Line800-273-8255 and Press 1. Text 838255. The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
- National Sexual Assault Hotline800-656-HOPE (4673). Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline to talk to a trained staff member from your local sexual assault service provider. Online Chat is also available 24/7.