LGBTQ+ Resources

CalArts has specialized resources for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community who may suffer sexual harassment (including assault). If you or someone you know has been harassed or sexually assaulted, the following are on- and off-campus LGBTQ-friendly resources.

On-Campus Confidential Resources

  • Student Experience, formerly Student Affairs, A207
    Maria-Victoria Perez, Student Advocate (661) 253-7892
  • Counseling Services, A207
    Melissa Shepherd, MFT (661) 253-7871
    Cecilia Blauvelt, LMFT, (661) 291-3436
    Randé Dorn, LMFT, (661) 253-7873
  • Student Health Services, D208
    Sandra Pirio, LVN, (661) 253-7830

National Resources

  • Let's Talk About It: A Transgender Survivor's Guide to Accessing Therapy (pdf)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline can also refer you to a local rape crisis center
    (800) 656-HOPE (4673) 24/7 or online counseling at ohl.rainn.org/online
  • Love is Respect Hotline
    (866) 331-9474 (24/7) or text “loveis” 22522
  • The Anti-Violence Project
    Serves people who are LGBTQ; bilingual, 24/7.
    (212) 714-1124
  • GLBT National Help Center
    (800) 246-PRIDE (7743) or online chat at volunteerlogin.org/chat
  • Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project Hotline
    (800) 832-1901
  • 1 in 6 Men
    https://1in6.org/
  • FORGE
    Serves transgender and gender nonconforming survivors of domestic and sexual violence; provides referrals to local counselors
  • https://forge-forward.org/

  • The Network La Red
    Serves LGBTQ, poly, and kink/BDSM survivors of abuse; bilingual
    Hotline (617) 742-4911
  • Northwest Network – serves LGBT survivors of abuse; can provide local referrals
    Hotline (206) 568-7777


Title IX Team

Dionne Simmons
Title IX Coordinator and Director, Community Rights and Responsibilities
Chouinard 113 / (661) 291-3019
titleix@calarts.edu
dsimmons@calarts.edu

Jennie Watson
Title IX Deputy Coordinator and Human Resources Manager
A210 / (661) 200-6037
titleix@calarts.edu
jwatson@calarts.edu