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IV Survivor Resource Center

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In partnership with Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA), the IVCSD opened the Survivor Resource Center in Isla Vista to promote the safety and health of the community.  The Center serves as a safe space and one where survivors can access medical, emergency and legal services that would have otherwise been only accessible in downtown Santa Barbara. Located at 970 Embarcadero Del Mar (behind the CSD office), the Center is accessible by calling (805) 564-3696 (hotline).    

 FAQ:

IV Survivor Resource Center

STESA is a confidential resource*

The IV Survivor Resource Center is a partnership between STESA (Standing Together to End Sexual Assault) and the Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD) to provide a safe space and one where survivors can access medical, emergency, and legal services that would have otherwise been only accessible in downtown Santa Barbara.

Who can contact the IV Survivor Resource Center?

Any survivor in the Isla Vista community. You do not need to be an enrolled student.

What happens once I contact them?

After calling the hotline you will be connected with a STESA representative. You can request to meet with a STESA representative at the IV Survivor Resource Center, rather than STESA Headquarters in Santa Barbara. You will have access to any medical, emergency, and/or legal services that are applicable to your situation and that you might’ve received at the STESA downtown office. 

Where can I find/contact them?

The IV Survivor Resource Center is located at 970 Embarcadero Del Mar behind the CSD office. They share the same hotline as STESA at (805) 564-3696

 

STESA

STESA is a confidential resource*

What do they do?

STESA stands for standing together to end sexual assault. They provide confidential counseling and support services to survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones. STESA is committed to preventing sexual assault through education, and they provide services for survivors responding to sexual assault. These services include a 24-hour hotline, in-person crisis counseling, long-term counseling, group counseling, and providing advocacy and accompaniment. This can include helping a survivor receive medical attention, make a police report, obtain an emergency protective order, assess for emergency services such as shelter, food, and/or transportation, apply for a U-Visa or T-Visa if appropriate, and/or receive referrals for other services. 

Who can contact them? 

Survivors, family members, and friends in the Santa Barbara area. 

What happens once I contact them?

If you call the hotline, trained advocates will provide confidential* counseling and information over the phone. You can also receive in-person walk-in counseling, long-term counseling, and group counseling. After talking with a STESA advocate you can navigate medical and legal options. 

*It is important to note that while STESA is a confidential resource because they are not affiliated with UCSB or SBCC, all STESA advocates are mandated reporters, meaning they must contact child welfare services or adult protective services if a case involves the abuse of a child or elder. 

Where can I find/contact them? 

The STESA office is located on 433 E. Canon Perdido Street in Santa Barbara. Walk-in hours are Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. You can call this office at (805) 963-6832. 

You can also fill out a contact form at https://sbstesa.org/contact/

Their 24/7 hotline is (805) 564-3696.