Holiday Resources

The Title IX Office Holiday Resource List

We understand that the holidays can bring up a mixed bag of emotions and challenges for our community members.  For many people the holidays are regarded as a time for togetherness and celebration.  However, for many others, the holidays may involve elevated stress, confronting familial trauma or feelings of loneliness.  Below is a list of resources to help you navigate the holiday season.  Remember you are important and you have the right to prioritize your wellness! 


Helpful Articles:

“Strategies for Survivors this Holiday Season” - Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

“Airport Security for Survivors” - RAINN

“Insights from the Hotline Room: Planning for Holiday Gatherings” - RAINN

“Getting Through the Holidays: Tips for Survivors” - Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests (SNAP)

“Staying well this holiday season: Tips and resources for survivors of sexual assault” - NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA)

Holiday Survival Guide: Family Style - National Public Radio (NPR)

Surviving the Family Holiday - Stanford BeWell


LGBTQIA+ Articles: 

Holiday Self-Care Tips for LGBTQ Youth - The Trevor Project

Going Home for the Holidays . . . Or Any Days - PFLAG


Helpful Applications:


  • Can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store
  • Connect with hotline, gain self-care resources, and learn more about topics related to sexual violence

GW Gaurdian App

  • Receive targeted advisories and alerts from the GW Division of Safety & Facilities
  • Connect directly with GW Police and EMeRG (GW's volunteer EMS agency)
  • Access a directory of key phone numbers that will put you in direct contact with Safety & Facilities and Student Affairs resources - such as the Student Health Center, Office of Advocacy & Support, and Safe Ride
  • Set a Safety Timer and assign a virtual Guardian to monitor your safety late at night or while traveling