The Confidential Advocacy Line is active from 8 am-8 pm, seven-days-a-week when the university is open. You can call or text the number at 978.594.7089 to speak to an advocate. More information about our line can be found below.
PEAR is also offering virtual drop-in office hours through Doxy with no appointment needed. Drop-in hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am-noon, and Tuesday/Thursday from 1-4 pm. In-person scheduling is available upon request.
Please note, the PEAR advocacy line and virtual office hours will not be available on these dates: November 26-29 for Thanksgiving Recess and December 23-January 3 for Winter Recess. Additional 24/7 resources are listed below on this page. For other questions about PEAR or to collaborate on a program, workshop, or training, contact us via email at email@example.com.
Prevention, Education, Advocacy, and Response Program
Prevention and Education
In order to reduce sexual and relationship violence, we have to talk about it as an educational community. We provide programs, trainings and discussions on the topics of consent, healthy relationships, gender and sexuality, masculinity, sexual violence, dating and domestic violence, stalking and others.
PEAR can provide confidential advocacy over the phone and in-person. PEAR advocates can provide empathetic support for survivors, information about students’ options and rights, and connect students to resources on and off-campus. This is a free and confidential resource for students.
Students can contact PEAR through confidential calls or texts to 978.594.7089.
The PEAR advocacy line will be active from 8 am-8 pm 7 days/week during the academic year. When the phone is active, staff will respond to calls/texts within the hour. When the phone is not active, callers can leave a voicemail or text, and PEAR staff will check the phone when it becomes active again and respond to any calls or texts at that time. The phone is not active on holidays, breaks, or other times when the university is closed.
Please note: PEAR is not available 24/7. When the confidential advocacy phone is not active, callers will be given information about contacting other local resources, including:
YWCA North Shore Rape Crisis Center: 877.509.9922 (24/7 hotline)
HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change): 800.547.1649 (24/7 hotline)
PEAR Program will assist survivors in connecting with campus and community resources.
All services are informed, survivor-centered and culturally inclusive. PEAR serves all Salem State students who are survivors of dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, language differences, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, marital or familial status or disability.