Below you will find both on-campus and off-campus resources that may help you.
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Squires Student Center is still an information and resource center; if you are on campus, please go there for help.
Links to Virginia Tech Website Resources:
Important Phone Numbers and Links:
- ValueOptions: 1-866-725-0602 (24 Hour Line)
- Human Resources and Benefits: 540-231-9331 – www.hr.vt.edu
- Employee Relations: 540-231-7772
- Work/Life Resources: 540-231-3213 – www.worklife.vt.edu
- ADA Services: 540-231-4638
- Cook Counseling Center: 540-231-6557 – www.ucc.vt.edu
- Parent/family Info-Line (Dean of Students): 540-231-3787 – www.dos.vt.edu
- Police Ttip Line: 540-231-6411
After hours – faculty, staff and their families can access ValueOptions at any time by calling 1-866-725-0602.
Counselors and Human Resources representatives will remain available Monday through Friday at Squires Student Center (Brush Mountain Room) and the Southgate Center from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – no appointment is necessary.
Saturday, April 28 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Counselors and Human Resources representatives will be available at Squires Student Center (Brush Mountain Room).
Counselors and Human Resources representatives are available to meet with departments and workgroups at their offices or other convenient locations – contact 540-231-7772 for more information.
ValueOptions, our Employee Assistance Program provider may be accessed by faculty and staff from any location by calling 1-866-725-0602
Northern Virginia Center:
The Marriage and Family therapy program and the Counselor Education program at the Northern Virginia Center can provide direct services and referral services for Virginia Tech students and family members affected by the tragic events in Blacksburg. Please call the Center for Family Services at 703-538-8470 for more information. The office (address below) is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.
Center for Family Services
Northern Virginia Center
7054 Haycock Road
Falls Church, VA 22043
Students and Families
The Campus Assistance and Student Affairs Resource Center is located in 217/219 Squires, where representatives from Student Affairs offices will be available to answer questions and provide information at these times:
Monday - Friday, April 23 – 27 - 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Counselors are also on call 24 hours for students – contact 540-231-6557.
Cook Counseling Center is also coordinating the dissemination of information regarding other community counseling resources on their website: Cook Counseling Center
Cranwell International Center is available to provide support and resources to our international community – 540-231-6527 – The Cramwell International Center
The National American Red Cross has notified all of the local Red Cross offices of the tragic events occurring at Virginia Tech this week. They are aware that we have alumni in every state and are available to provide services to individuals and VT Alumni Chapters.
Alumni may contact their local Red Cross Chapter directly, identifying themselves as a VT alumnus or chapter representative, to request services. They have trained professionals who can assist with access to counseling services as well as providing professional staff to meet with chapters as groups. There is also a toll free number to find out more about the services provided by the Red Cross or to obtain contact information for counseling services available in their community (1-866-725-0602).
Any Virginia Tech students, families, faculty, staff or alumni who may need emotional support, grief counseling or debriefing (or more involved counseling) in any city or county throughout Virginia may contact the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards at 804-330-3141. These services are available at no charge to those identified. Visit their website at VACSB.org
Additional Information Resources for Parents and Teachers
Everyone has been affected by the crisis at Virginia Tech, including our children. Understanding these factors can help parents know what to look for, and how to respond to the stress and anxiety that may result. Below are a variety of resources and information that are intended to help equip parents and teachers to engage in these difficult conversations.
Value Options Resources: Coping with Tragedy