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.
This page is being updated with resources related to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. We will try to keep this page regularly updated. Some services listed here may have different hours or availability from normal.
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 is open and available for remote medical and mental health services, and has remote counseling drop-in appointments during all clinic open hours.
Call 360-867-6200 during clinic hours to make an appointment to speak with a provider.
Student Wellness also provides remote groups and workshops. Please visit Health Education and Groups for a complete listing.
- 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
Online self-help options
- All members of the college community have access to the TAO Self-Help program for help managing anxiety, depression, and other common issues.
- The state Employee Assistance Program has also put together a help sheet on coping with disease outbreak (PDF).
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
Please refer to these local, state, and national agencies for current information about the novel coronavirus:
- Thurston County (WA) Health Department
- Tacoma-Pierce County (WA) Health Department
- Washington State Coronavirus Response
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Symptoms of COVID-19 are listed on the CDC's Symptoms of Coronavirus page.
If you have these symptoms, CALL AHEAD and talk to a provider before going to the campus health center, local urgent care, or a local doctor.
Student Wellness Services is open during business hours and can help with colds, flu, minor injuries. (Office is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. Call or email for assistance.)
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
Thurston County Food Bank has a drive-up food distribution point in Lot C every other Tuesday, 10 am – 3 pm, from May 5, 2020 until July 2020. Learn more about food bank distribution on campus.
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 concerns and resources
The College has small emergency grants and short-term loans available to help students through emergency situations. The rule limiting students to one emergency grant or loan per academic year has been lifted for Spring 2020. Find out about emergency funds and apply online.
If you’re having financial difficulty in Spring 2020, contact the Financial Aid Office right away. It’s easier to get assistance early in the quarter compared to later. If you or your family has lost income, you may be eligible for additional aid. Email your concerns and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- Discrimination or harassment
As we focus on attending to the urgent needs of our community, we ask that you join us in combatting racial stigmatizing of others, particularly members of our Asian American community. Please help us to reinforce Evergreen’s values of inclusivity and belonging.
To reduce stigma, bias and xenophobia:
- Rely on and share trusted sources of information.
- Speak up if you hear, see, or read stigmatizing or harassing comments or misinformation. (Please see Evergreen’s non-discrimination policy.)
- Show compassion and support for individuals and communities hardest hit by the virus.
- Avoid stigmatizing people who are in quarantine. They are making the right choice for their communities.
- Don’t make assumptions about someone’s health status based on their ethnicity, race or national origin.
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 email@example.com 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.