Available Victim & Survivor Resources

Available Victim & Survivor Resources

Victim and Survivor Resources

College Resources

  • Students can schedule a counseling appointment by visiting the front desk in the Administration Building. Also, students can self-refer by completing an online form at http://www.taftcollege.edu/admissions/confidential-counseling-self-referral-form/.
  • Student Financial Aid – Sometimes a victim of a crime may feel the need to take a leave of absence from school. If a student is considering a leave of absence based on the circumstances of a complaint, he/she should understand there may be financial aid implications in taking such leave. This should be discussed with financial aid personnel, and the Title IX Coordinator can assist in facilitating this conversation if desired. The College’s financial aid website can be found at: https://www.taftcollege.edu/financial-aid/.

State/Local Resources

Mercy Southwest Hospital

  • 661-663-6000

Kern County Mental Health Department

  • Mental health support and resources
  • Substance abuse support
  • Disaster support services
  • Events and activities
  • Crisis Hotline: 1-800-991-5272
  • All other information: 661-868-6600
  • http://www.kernmentalhealth.org

Kern County Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault

Free and low-cost legal aid:

National Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline:

  • 1-800-799-7233

National Sexual Assault Hotline:

  • 1-800-656-4673

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN):

US Dept. of Justice Office on Violence Against Women:

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:

National Sexual Violence Resource Center:


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services:

Immigration Advocates Network: