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Project HEAL

Help. Educate. Advocate. Listen.

Project HEAL is a coordinated community approach to reduce sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, and stalking on the campuses of Missouri State and Ozarks Technical Community College.

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About Project HEAL

By offering victim services and trauma-informed counseling, we provide assistance to students whose lives have been impacted by sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, and stalking.

Explore our programs

Our programs include violence prevention education, with a focus on utilizing a peer-to-peer education model, and impacting underrepresented student communities.

Get involved

Interested in getting involved with Project HEAL? Fill out our questionnaire to join our student directory. You'll receive updates about community events and other ongoing initiatives.

Meet our team

Our team is comprised of on and off-campus staff, faculty and professionals in the field of interpersonal violence prevention and victim services.

Meet our community partners

Collaboration lies at the heart of Project HEAL. We partner with a variety on-campus departments and off-campus agencies to unite our efforts in order to create a deeper impact within the community.

Victim services and resources

Common forms of interpersonal violence experienced by college students can be sexual assault, dating or domestic violence and stalking. We have on and off-campus resources available to help you.

  • Coordinating our efforts

    Project HEAL collaborates with services like Green Dot to prevent interpersonal violence on the MSU and OTC campuses.

  • Making a difference on campus

    MHC Victims Services and Advocacy Specialist Jane Henke reaches out to students during campus events like Belong-b-Que.

  • Providing victim services

    Project HEAL is partnered with The Victim Center and Harmony House to help provide resources and services for victims of interpersonal violence.

  • Empowering students

    Project HEAL provides opportunities for student involvement through advocacy initiatives and volunteer subcommittees.

  • Community partnerships

    Project HEAL partners with community organizations like the Family Justice Center to help provide trauma-informed victim services.

  • Educating campus communities

    Our partners at Harmony House coordinate with us to provide interpersonal violence prevention education for students at MSU and OTC.

  • Project HEAL's history

    Project HEAL is made possible thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. We are proud to be the first recipient of this grant in Springfield, MO.

  • Working with on and off-campus agencies and departments

    During our planning phase, CCRT members from The Victim Center, Harmony House, Campus Safety and Security, and Student Conduct (MSU and OTC) attended training institutes hosted by the Office on Violence Against Women.

Project HEAL Blog

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This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-WA-AX-0016 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.

The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.