If you or someone you care about has been directly impacted by power-based personal violence, we are here to support. A VIP staff person is available to talk with you Monday-Friday 8:30 - 5:00 pm. You can stop by the VIP Center in the lower level of Frazee Hall, or call us at (859) 257-3574, and you don't need to have an appointment! VIP is a space for support and connection in whatever way you find most helpful, we are here to listen, to hear your truth and help you navigate options.
If you want to talk with someone on a deeper level we can connect you with a counselor… You can also plug in to the many programs at VIP; writing group, theater performance, art projects, Green Dot training, and volunteer programs. We have many resources throughout our community and together we can access those that you find most helpful. Please know we are here for you.
The VIP Center office hours are 8:30am - 5:00pm. To speak to someone by phone during these hours, call 859-257-3574. To speak to someone in person between 8:30 and 5:30pm, come by the Center located on the lower level of Frazee Hall next to the Student Center. For 24-hour assistance after hours contact the local Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center at 859-253-2511 or 800-656-HOPE‚ the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program at 800-544-2022‚ or the UK Police at 911 or #UKPD.
Addressing power-based personal violence is a collective effort and responsibility that is shared by every unit and individual on campus, as well as community partners off-campus. To the side are links to on-campus units, off-campus organizations, and national resources that you may find helpful. If you would like help in navigating these organizations, or information on key contact people that work closely with VIP, don't hesitate to call at 859-257-3574.
If you have been directly impacted by power based personal violence, recently or in your past, we are here to provide you with support. A VIP staff person is available to talk with you Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00 pm. You can stop by VIP Center in the basement of Frazee Hall or call us at (859) 257-3574. You don't need to have an appointment! VIP is a space for support and connection in whatever way you find most helpful. We are here to listen, hear your truth and help you navigate options. Support can look many ways including:
You can also plug in to the many programs at VIP; writing group, art projects, Green Dot training, and volunteer programs. We have many resources throughout our community and together we can access those that you find most helpful. Please know we are here for you.
What should I do if someone tells me they are a victim of violence?
If s/he contacts you in imminent crisis or danger‚ call 911 or #UKPD for campus or community police assistance. You do not need to be with the victim to call the police on their behalf if they are in immediate danger.
Listen to their story‚ provide support‚ and refrain from judgment.
"I'm glad you told me. I believe you and I'm sorry this happened."
Provide options and let them make choices. No pressure.
"Do you want to speak to someone about this? Do you want to go to the VIP Center? Do you need medical attention?"
Provide the person with information.
"Let me jot down the contact information for the VIP Center and a local crisis line in case you want to follow up with someone later."
VIP Center: (859) 257-3574
24-hour Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center: (800) 656-HOPE or local number: (859)253-2511
24-hour Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program: (800) 544-2022