In Case of Emergency
Crisis Intervention, Hospitals, and Hotlines
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Students can arrange to see a counselor on an emergency basis during weekday business hours by calling 202-885-3500. (Emergency appointments are available the same day, while non-emergency appointments are generally available within a few days to a week.)
After hours, a Counseling Center counselor can be paged for an emergency consultation by contacting AU Public Safety or a member of the Residential Life and Housing Services staff. When a crisis occurs that affects the community or a group of community members, Counseling Center counselors will facilitate crisis-response meetings and consult with students, families, faculty, and staff.
After-hours personal crisis support is also available from several 24-7 Hotlines in the DC area listed below.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY:
In any on-campus emergency which represents a threat to safety or life, call
AU PUBLIC SAFETY, x3636.
For off-campus emergencies which represent a threat to safety or life, call
your local emergency response services, dial 911, or proceed to
the nearest hospital Emergency Room.
AIDS Hotline 202-332-AIDS (2437)
Alcohol and Drug Helpline 1-800-821-HELP (4357)
Childhelp, Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453)
Crisis Hotline 1-888-793-4357
DC Rape Crisis Center Hotline 202-333-7273
Grief Recovery Helpline 1-800-445-4808
National Hopeline Network 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Suicide Prevention 1-800-273-8255