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Wellness Center

violence intervention and prevention

The formerly the Violence Prevention and Intervention Center, the Wellness Center is a place where all members of the UNH community can find information and resources about sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking. Trained Peer Educators are available to facilitate workshops on sexual misconduct, healthy relationships, and consent. Wellness Peer Educators are also available to assist individuals in connecting with on- and off-campus resources.

Location of the VPIC in relation to landmarks on the UNH Campus

  1. Contacts

    If you are in need of immediate support please contact one of the resources below: 

    Campus Police (Non-emergency) :  (203) 932.7014 

    UNH Police Emergency : (203) 932.7070  

    Emergency Fire, Medical, or West Haven Police Emergency: dial 911 

    Rape Crisis Center of Milford: (203) 878.1212 (24-Hour Hotline)

    Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline : (1.888) 774.2900

    Wellness Peer Educators are available to act as resources for events related to sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and/or stalking. For more information on the Wellness Peer Educator program please contact Ashley Dunn, via email at or phone at (203) 932.7445. 

  2. Step UP Presentations

    One of the many services the Wellness Peer Educator Program is the Step UP: From Bystander to UPstander University Course. This mandatory, hour presentation is for all incoming (first-year and transfer) students, and is structured in a way that spreads awareness, and educates attendees on statistics and bystander intervention, and important policies related to sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence, and stalking. 

    This course promotes the knowledge of University policies regarding sexual violence and safe sexual activity, as well as information to dispel common sexual violence myths. This one time presentation is designed to inform students about resources and referral options on/off campus for sexual violence. Teaching students valuable information that can be used across the campus community to decrease incidents of sexual violence, while increasing reporting and support services for students. Failure to complete the course will result in a hold during registration for spring courses. All fall courses were offered in September thru Mid-October 2015, prior to registration for spring courses. 


  3. College Advocate

    Rape Crisis Center of Milford, Inc.
      “If you need to talk…..  we’re here to listen!”

    Drop-In Counseling Hours:

    Every Monday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Health Services-Back Door Entrance
    **Begins Monday, February 1st *

    “Healing Together” Weekly Support Group:

    Every Thursday
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Counseling Center-Basement of Sheffield Hall 
    **Begins Thursday, February 4 th ** 

    For further information please contact:

    Melissa Jennings-College Advocate
    24-Hour Hotline: 203-878-1212

  4. Support Group

    A weekly support group called Healing Together is available for female students who are coping with current or past experiences with interpersonal violence and/or abuse. This includes, but is not limited to, sexual abuse/assault, intimate partner violence (e.g., verbal, emotional, physical), and harassment/stalking. 

    This is an open group, which means students can attend every week, only once, or as needed.   Students are welcome to bring a female support person with them to the group.  

    The support group meets on Thursdays from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm in the Counseling Center (Sheffield Hall), with the first group of the semester taking place Thursday, February 4th. The entrance to the Center is located to the left of the Call Center on the first floor of Sheffield Hall.

    Please direct questions about the support group to the  UNH College Advocate, Melissa Jennings, at

    The Support Group is free, judgement free and confidential!


    The Wellness Center, formerly the Violence Prevention & Intervention Center, was developed and supported by Grant No. 2010-WA-AX-0010 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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