VASE: Victim Advocacy, Support, & Education
Dear Members of the Providence College Community:
In recognition of the seriousness of dating violence and sexual assault, and in an effort to better serve the College community, two years ago, Providence College introduced VASE (Victim Advocacy, Support, & Education). An outgrowth of SART (the College’s Sexual Assault Response Team), VASE can provide victims of dating violence and sexual assault with immediate and on-going support and advocacy, both on-campus and with any off-campus proceedings. Victims may call the confidential line, 865- 1177, anytime. A primary role of VASE is to serve as a point of contact, information, and support for victims of sexual assault.
With permission, students who have reported an assault to the Office of Residence Life, the Office of Safety and Security, and/or a college official will be contacted by VASE within 24 hours from the time the assault was reported. Students should feel free to contact VASE on their own by calling 865-1177.
As coordinator of VASE, and in an effort to continue to raise awareness on campus about the issues of sexual assault and dating violence, I am also available throughout the year to host trainings, workshops, facilitate round-table discussions, etc. on any issue related to dating violence, sexual assault, or violence against women. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time with any requests, questions, or concerns.
Kendra Maracso, MSW