Outside Resources

Outside Resources


Gordie Center for Substance Abuse

The Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention at UVa creates and disseminates evidence-informed programs and materials to decrease the negative consequences of hazardous drinking and illegal drug use among college students. They partner with students to promote peer intervention and education, particularly to reduce celebratory drinking, promote student-athlete health and wellness; and provide support for UVa students in recovery from substance abuse.  The Gordie Center provides conferences, training courses, workshops and consultation to create healthier campus communities.

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

UVa CAPS is the University's primary student counseling clinic, run through the Department of Student Health. Their mission is to be responsive to the mental health needs of UVa students, while providing consultation, education, outreach, and crisis management to the broader UVa community. CAPS is available after-hours for emergencies. If you are in crisis and need to talk to someone immediately, call 434-243-5150. For life threatening emergencies, please call 911.

Women’s Center

The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center at UVa offers counseling, confidential advocates, a free legal clinic, events, classes, and other resources. The Women's Center works to foster the safety, dignity, and respect of women and girls and believes that an environment that welcomes and supports people of different backgrounds, beliefs, ages, identities, ethnicities and worldviews best accomplishes these goals.


The Madison House HELP Line is a confidential and anonymous hotline intended for University of Virginia students and Charlottesville community members, supervised by Madison House. It is available from 9am-9pm daily during the academic year. When you call HELP Line, you'll be connected to a trained UVA student who will listen to you without judgement. You can call HELP Line about any issue: from stress about your classes to questions about your sexuality to grief over the loss of a friend.

Hotline number: 434-924-TALK

UVa Faculty & Employee Assistance Program (FEAP)

UVa FEAP provides free, brief (1-3 sessions) assessment, crisis intervention & counseling services to all faculty, staff (including student employees) of the Medical Center and University and their family members. A trauma clinician provides counseling services for up to 12 sessions.

Hoos Got Your Back

Hoos Got Your Back (formerly Not on Our Grounds and the Green Dot Initiative) is a bystander intervention program designed to prevent power-based personal violence by increasing positive bystander behaviors. The topics covered within power-based personal violence are sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Hoos Got Your Back trainings provide participants with the skills to know how and when to safely intervene in a concerning situation. In addition to skill-building, the Hoos Got Your Back program is a community mobilization strategy that engages the broader bystander community in a culture shift in which community members do not tolerate violence and believe that everyone is expected to do their part in maintaining a safe environment.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. The Virginia Area website has local information.

UVa Emergency Department

The Emergency Department of the main University Hospital offers emergency services for medical and mental health/psychiatric crises and inpatient treatment within their Psychiatric/Behavioral Medicine Unit. UVa Health maintains more information about their mental health resources on their website.