If you’re experiencing problems with school or just life, you can get help. Take advantage of services on campus or in the community.
If you’re on campus and experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or (360) 867-6140, or use a blue courtesy phone.
If you’re off-campus and experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
The Washington Information Network 211 is a statewide resource for finding help. Search their database, chat online, or call (800) 572-4357 in Thurston County.
If you have observed a student who appears to need non-emergency help, you can report your concerns to the CARE Team.
- Health issues
Emotional crisis or mental health concerns
Call the Crisis Clinic anytime day or night at (360) 586-2800 or visit their website for other local resources.
Student Wellness Services Counseling Services offers short-term individual counseling, support groups, and other mental health services. (Any student who has paid the quarterly Student Wellness Services fee can use these services.) Also see the Student Wellness Services website for lists of local providers.
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline—(800) 273-8255
- Crisis Resolution Services—(360) 754-1338 or (800) 270-0041
- Sea Mar Behavioral Health Clinic—(360) 704-7590 (Tumwater)
- Behavioral Health Resources (BHR)—(360) 704-7170 (Olympia)
- Pathways Mental Health—(360) 799-5782 (Lacey)
- Greater Lakes Mental Health—(253) 581-7020 (Lakewood)
- Olympia Free Clinic—(360) 359-3346 (Olympia Wednesdays 5:30 – 8 pm are Mental Health Services)
- Providence St Peter Outpatient Psychiatric Services—(360) 493-7060
Substance abuse, chemical dependency, and treatment
Again, if this is an emergency, call 911.
- WA Recovery Help Line—(866) 789-1511
- National SAMHSA Helpline—(800) 622-4357
- Tacoma Detox (Center for Substance Abuse Recovery)—(253) 593-2413 (Tacoma)
- South Sound Clinic (Medication Assisted Treatment Program at ETS)—(360) 413-6910 (Olympia)
- Northwest Resources Inc—(360) 918-8336 or (360) 918-8810
- St Peter Hospital Chemical Dependency Center—(360) 456-7575
Other health issues
Student Wellness Services Counseling Services is open during business hours and can help with colds, flu, minor injuries.
Local urgent care clinics
- West Care Clinic—(360) 357-9392
- Multicare Indigo Urgent Care—(360) 763-7515 (Olympia)
- Providence Immediate Care—(360) 486-6710 (West Olympia site)
- Sea Mar CHC Thurston Walk In Clinic—(360) 742-5000
- UW Neighborhood Olympia Clinic-Urgent Care—(260) 507-9700
- Food and housing issues
The Washington state Department of Social and Health Services offers some emergency assistance. Find out more about DSHS Emergency Programs.
SideWalk provides coordination of shelter services in Thurston County. Visit the SideWalk website for information about their services or other local shelters or call the shelter hotline: (844) 628-7343.
The Hungry Greener Voucher Program offers a limited number of meals in the Greenery to students.
- Other financial crises
Social services options
- Washington Connection Website—Online screening and application tools
- Washington Basic Food Program—DSHS Thurston County—(877) 501-2233
- DSHS Community Services—(877) 501-2233
- Social Security Office—(800) 772-1213
Financial Aid: Short-Term Loans
You can apply for a loan of up to $400 a quarter. You will need to be repay the loan amount in 30 days or at the end of the quarter, whichever comes first. An application form is available through the Financial Aid website.
- Discrimination or harassment
If you have witnessed or have information about a behavior, event, or action on campus that may be bias-related, contact the Bias Incident Response Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 867-6296. (You do not need to be a member of the Evergreen community to report an incident.)
If you are a student who has experienced discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct from a faculty or staff member, contact the Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Officer.
If you are a faculty or staff member who has experienced discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct from a coworker, contact the Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Officer.
If you are a student or know a student who has experienced sex– or gender-based violence, on campus or off campus, contact the Title IX coordinator.
If you are an employee who has received information about sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, or gender harassment, you must contact the Title IX coordinator. (Evergreen employees are all considered Responsible Employees.)
If you are a member of the campus community who has experience harm or harassment from a student, contact the Director of Student Conduct.
- Sexual assault or domestic violence
- The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention & Response (OSVPR) offers a confidential starting point for students affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and related concerns. OSVPR offers a place to discuss experiences and receive support.
- If you need to report misconduct by a member of the Evergreen community, contact the Title IX office.
Local community resources
- SafePlace—(360) 754-6300—offers confidential emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence, a 24/7 helpline to connect people with appropriate resources, sexual assault in-person assistance, training, advocacy, group therapy, and more.
- Providence St. Peter’s Sexual Assault Clinic—(360) 493-7469 x34549
- Partners in Prevention Education (PIPE)—(360) 357-4472
- Cielo Proyecto Esperanza—(360) 709-0931
- Problems in your program or course
If you're having problems in your program and don't feel comfortable talking to your faculty, visit Academic Advising. If it's early enough, you might be able to switch, otherwise, we can help you with coping strategies.
If you're having issues with your faculty, find out your options.
Contact Access Services if you need assistance with accommodations for a disability.
- Other interpersonal conflict
If you're having roommate trouble on campus, see the Campus Housing Dispute Resolution and Conduct Procedures. Depending on your situation, you may be able to work with your RA, go to mediation, or file a grievance.
If you're having difficulty with another student and need to report a problem, you can submit a report to the CARE Team.