Any medical treatment that a survivor receives at either Campus Health Services or UNC Hospitals may be paid for by their own insurance or by the Survivor’s Assistance Fund. The Survivor’s Assistance Fund was re-named from the Victim’s Assistance Fund in September 2013 by Student Congress (SCB-95-064).
Through the Student Government Survivor’s Assistance Fund, monies are available to help off-set medical expenses incurred by a survivor of a sexual assault. These funds are available to any survivor who is eligible for health care services at CHS. This fund covers medical procedures/treatments, mental health encounters, medication prescribed, and specialty services if indicated.
If you’re interested in helping support victims of interpersonal violence at UNC, you can make a donation (by credit card, check, pledge, bank draft, payroll deduction) to the Survivor’s Assistance Fund by visiting the Carolina Development web site and selecting “Survivor’s Assistance Fund” or Fund #6378.
Survivor’s Assistance Fund
The purpose of the Survivor’s Assistance fund is to pay for medical treatment for students who are the survivors of sexual violence or abusive relationships. The fund can be used to pay for treatment at either Campus Health Services or UNC Hospitals. Many students who experience sexual or relationship abuse are afraid to seek medical assistance for fear that it will show up on their parent’s insurance and prefer not to disclose this encounter with them, or because they lack insurance. For more information, please call Carol Kozel, BSN, RN, Director of Nursing, at Campus Health Services at 966-6600.
The Student Emergency Fund is a joint venture between the UNC-CH Division of Student Affairs and Scholarships and Student Aid. The Fund assists Carolina students by providing immediate financial support when they need assistance with unexpected emergency expenses surrounding situations such as accidents, illness, death of a family member, fire damage or need for temporary housing. The fund has been used in the past to support victims/survivors of interpersonal violence.
Victims Compensation Services reimburses citizens who suffer medical expenses and lost wages as a result of being an innocent victim of a crime committed in North Carolina. Victims of rape, assault, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, and drunk driving, as well as the families of homicide victims are eligible to apply for financial help. The Victims Compensation Services’ Rape Victims Assistance Program is detailed here.