Resources for crime victims and survivors

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Taft 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
  • 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:

State/Local resources

Mercy Southwest Hospital:

  • (661) 663-6000

Kern County Victim Services

Kern County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services

Formerly the 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) 868-8080
  • Website:

Kern County Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault

Free and low-cost legal aid

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence:

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault:

National Resources