VPR continues to be available to the MIT community remotely.

If you are unable to speak safely in your current situation, scheduled VPR advocacy appointments can be text- or chat-based. 

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Welcome to VPR

Violence Prevention & Response


Advocacy services are available to students (and partners or spouses of students) regardless of where you are in the world. We are available to answer questions, discuss concerns, and provide referrals to anyone in the MIT community. Call 617-253-2300 or email vpradvocate@mit.edu.

As we continue to work remotely, the VPR confidential helpline is covered by staff Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm Eastern Standard Time. Calls outside of that timeframe will reach a menu containing options to be connected with other MIT and community-based resources, including the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and the National Domestic Violence Hotline. After hours callers also have the option of leaving a message for VPR to return the next business day.