Oasis/Haven, the crisis hotline and walk-in center where SUNY New Paltz students can seek counseling services from peers, will be celebrating their relocation to Lenape Hall with a Grand Opening ceremony at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, and all members of the campus community are invited.
The relocation was made possible thanks to Mental Health and Wellness Enhancement funding provided to SUNY campuses through the federal American Rescue Plan. Renovating Oasis/Haven, which has been a valued affiliate of the Psychological Counseling Center for more than 50 years, was a top priority for those funds.
Oasis offers confidential crisis intervention to help students deal with difficulties in life areas such as: suicide-related thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; depression; relationships; gender identity; roommate hassles; academic problems; loneliness; alcohol/substance use; sexual issues and related STIs.
Haven volunteers are specifically trained to respond to issues around rape, sexual assault, other unwanted sexual experiences, and relationship violence.
Oasis/Haven’s peer volunteers (who have completed a Crisis Intervention course and continue to receive training) staff the center between the hours of 8 p.m. to midnight daily.
Oasis can be accessed by phone at (845) 257-4945; Haven’s number is (845)257-4930. Learn more about their services here.