24-Hour Support Line: 406-243-6559
If you have experienced sexual or other violent assault, bullying, intimidation, or discrimination, SARC is here to help you.
Our services are comprehensive and we actively listen, believe in, assist and support our clients. Based upon your decisions and choices, we also provide referrals and connections within the justice, medical, and social service systems.
Our work is personal for you and your circumstances. We are here for you. Our services reflect the University of Montana's commitment to support the educational success of every student by promoting a campus that is free from coercion or aggression in any form.
Our advocates educate the client on all available options, and what each of those options potential outcomes is. This process includes allowing the client to make the decision of what they want to do and then supporting them through the decision. Our advocates provide confidential support focused on safety, and we promote personal choice, self-worth, dignity, and power.
24-Hour Support Line
Our support line is staffed by trained SARC Advocates who support, inform, and advocate over the phone. Have Questions? Need someone to talk to? Call us. We're there for you. In case of emergency, please call 9-1-1 or the Missoula Police Department at 406-552-6300.
SARC offers short term counseling for students who have experienced sexual assalut or relationship violence.
Seminars and Support Groups
Seminars and support groups are available for students of the University of Montana. New groups begin each semester and meet weekly. Groups are offered on a demand basis. Call our office at 406-243-4429 for availability of groups. Groups and seminars that are offered by SARC are as follows:
- Healthy Relationships Seminar: This seminar focuses on the things that make relationships work, common stressors that can threaten healthy relationships, effective ways of managing conflict, and helpful methods that can repair potential problems. In addition, helpful communication skills are taught and practiced in the safety of the group experience.
- FearLess Group: This 8-week group teaches strategies to overcome the kinds of fears that hold us back from living more fully and confidently every day. Fears like being alone, public speaking, dating, test-taking, grades, etc., can cause significant distress in our lives. We can learn to deal more calmly and effectively with these challenging situations.
- Stress Less Group: Over the eight weeks, the group explores ways of reducing and managing stress. Individualized self-care plans will be developed and implementation encouraged and supported. Members will learn to recognize negative behaviors and use tools to pursue a less stressful life.
- American Indian Women's Gathering: The transition to college can be a very exciting experience! However, it is common to experience challenges as part of the process. This group is for American Indian Women to share with eachother the joys, successes and struggles of this transition in a safe, confidential space.
We celebrate diversity, support the right of all students to pursue success in our academic community, openly respect and care for everyone and are committed to a campus free from discrimination and unwelcome physical, sexual, emotional or social coercion. It is our goal that every interaction and every communication be respectful, considerate, professional and supportive.