Resources | About

The Women’s Success Center works with students to help them find the best approaches to problem solving and connect them with a network of campus and community support.

What we provide:

  • Study & Meeting Space
    • We invite students to hang out, eat, study, or meet in our space. All folks within the space are expected to be mindful of the shared space, cleaning up after themselves and practicing adequate social distancing. We have board games, puzzles, cards, and fidget toys available and there is access to hand sanitizer and wipes to clean after use.
    • We also offer a shared fridge and microwave for students to store and reheat lunch or snacks during office hours.
  • Menstrual and safe sex products 
    • We always offer free condoms, pads, tampons, and liners for anyone to take at their discretion.
  • We are child friendly
    • Supervised children and babies are always welcome in our space. We have a large variety of children’s books and toys for them to play with while they’re here.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday:

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Please contact us at 801.863.3010 or womenssuccesscenter@uvu.edu

Campus & Community Resources

We work closely with our campus and community partners to ensure students are receiving the best support available. To get connected, browse the resources below based on your needs.

The Writing Center

Students can utilize the writing center for help with a current writing project and building skills for future writing projects.

Mamava Pods

UVU has five Mamava pods on campus for mothers to have a quiet, private place to pump breastmilk or nurse their child. To access the pods download the Mamava app, which gives you secure access to the pods. For questions about the pods, contact UVU Human Resources at 801-863-8207.

Student Health Services

Students can access low cost and available services in the areas of medical and psychiatric care, psychological services, learning disability assessment services, and suicide awareness and prevention.

Financial Aid

Utah Valley University’s financial aid office can help students navigate the FAFSA and answer scholarship questions.

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES FAQs

Food Insecurity

The limited or uncertain access to nutritionally adequate and safe foods is called food insecurity (Broton & Goldrick-Rab, 2018).

Students can take advantage of food pantries, access Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps), and more community resources to help with food insecurities.

UVU Food Pantry: In partnership with Community Action Services and Food Bank, this on-campus food pantry is available to students, faculty, and staff struggling with food insecurity. The UVU Food Pantry offers canned goods and boxed items along with basic hygiene items, and some baby products such as formula, diapers, etc. Contact information: https://www.uvu.edu/socialimpact/what_we_do/food_pantry.html (801) 863-8786


UVU Fresh Food Fridays: Fresh Food Fridays is a new program to bring fresh produce to UVU students. Students just need a reusable bag and a UVU ID to shop the fresh fruits and vegetables. Contact information: (801) 863-8786 https://www.uvu.edu/socialimpact/

Community Action Services and Food Bank – Provo: Provides food items to individuals and families in need. Contact information: (801) 373-8200 communityactionprovo.org

Housing Insecurity

The continuum of housing security looks different depending on age and circumstances. Some examples are difficulty in making rent or utility payments, eviction, or homelessness (Broton & Goldrick-Rab, 2018).

Students can find information about Residential Community Leaders at UVU, Affordable Housing Database, Mountainland HEAT Program, and more.

The Fuller Center for Housing: A service for low-income homeowners who can't afford necessary major repairs and refurbishments. Program comes into the home and completes the repairs. Labor is donated by professionals. Home-owner repays the cost of supplies. Repayment can be as low as $5 a month. Contact information: Phone: (801) 921-5335 www.fullercenterutahcounty.org


Emergency Rental Assistance Program- DWS: The Emergency Rental Assistance program can help renters who are unable to pay their rent and utilities due to circumstances related to COVID-19. Contact information: https://rentrelief.utah.gov/


UVU Housing and Residence Life: Connects students to housing resources, housing laws, search info, residential learning, and student housing event life. https://www.uvu.edu/housing/ 801.863.8659


Community and Neighborhood Services of Provo City: Provides down-payment assistance loans for homebuyers, business facade grants, egress window program, and emergency repair grants, in an effort to revitalize and develop the community.


NeighborWorks Mountain Country Home Solutions: Provides low and moderate-income families with affordable rental housing. Also provide foreclosure prevention counseling, reverse mortgage counseling, mortgage modification services, and homebuyer education. Contact information: (801) 375-5820 www.neighborworksmchs.org

Therapy

Individual and Group therapy

Website: https://www.uvu.edu/studenthealth/psych/
Phone: (801) 863-8876
Location: Room SC-221 (currently online)

Individual Therapy: $10/session (Must be enrolled for at least 9 credit hrs during the Fall or Spring semesters, or 6 credit hrs during the summer) Sometimes, due to our high demand for services, we have a wait-time for individual therapy. If this is the case for you, then consider joining one of our free therapy groups.

Couple’s Therapy: $10/session (Must be enrolled for at least 9 credit hrs during the Fall or Spring semesters, or 6 credit hrs during the summer)

Group Therapy: Free (Must be enrolled for at least 1 credit hr)

Call the toll-free, 24-hour hotline of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to be connected to a trained counselor at a suicide crisis center nearest you.

Call the UVU Police at 801-863-5555.

Text "START" to 741-741 to connect with a counselor at Crisis Text Line.

Call the Trevor Project (LGBTQ friendly) at 1-866-488-7386 or visit their online chat/text.

UVU Community Family Mental Health Clinic
Phone: 801-863-4780
Hours: T/W/Th – 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Other Resources

The BYU Comprehensive Clinic offers affordable mental health services to local community members. Services: Behavioral Learning Therapy, Family Counseling, General Counseling Services, Marriage Counseling, Mental Health Evaluation, Play Therapy, Weight Related Support Groups
1190 North 900 East
John Taylor Building (TLRB)
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-7759


Family Support and Treatment Center
The Family Support & Treatment Center provides therapeutic treatment and prevention programs for children, adults, and families whose lives have been affected by abuse or neglect. Services: Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups, Child Abuse Counseling, Children's Out of Home Respite Care, Crisis Nurseries/Child Care, General Counseling Services, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, Parenting Skills Classes, Play Therapy, Sexual Assault Prevention, Social Skills Training
1255 North 1200 West
Orem, UT 84057
(801) 229-1181


Wasatch Behavioral Health
Website: Wasatch Behavioral Health | Serving Utah and Wasatch Counties
In Utah County: (801) 373-4760
In Wasatch County: (435) 654-3003
Hours: 8am – 5pm (Monday – Friday)


Mountainlands Website: MCHC Mental Health Services (mountainlands.org)
Phone number: 801-429-2000
Main Location: 589 S. State Street Provo, UT 84606


Valley Behavioral Health Website: Mental & Behavioral Health Treatments | Support & Guidance | Valley Cares
Phone number: 801-263-7100
Text: 385-474-8887

Family Support and Treatment Center: Their mission is to build a community of healthy, happy individuals and families through education and the prevention and treatment of child abuse, trauma and other personal and family concerns. Phone: 801-229-118 http://www.utahvalleyfamilysupport.org/


Individual/Family Medical & Dental Care & Therapy - Low Cost: Provides the following services: Immunizations and well-baby checks, obstetrics/gynecology, acute visits, adult checks, dental exams, cleanings, fillings and crowns, physical exams, pharmacy, and therapy, counseling and education. Contact information: Phone: (801) 429-2000 https://www.mountainlands.org/provo


UVU Crisis Services: Some students thrive in the new and exciting environment of higher education. Unfortunately, sometimes this great environment of growth can be overwhelming to students. Anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and other stressors can all put an emotional burden on students. https://www.uvu.edu/studenthealth/psych/crisis.html


UVU Psychiatric Services: Offers opportunities to students with psychiatric services. Contact information: https://www.uvu.edu/studenthealth/psych/psychiatric.html (801) 863-8876


UVU Mental Health Services: At Mental Health Services, we provide assessment and treatment for a variety of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, grief, substance abuse, and relationship issues. We offer therapy in a number of formats including: individual therapy, group therapy, and couple’s therapy. Please access our new digital portal below to schedule an initial appointment. Contact Information: https://www.uvu.edu/studenthealth/psych/ (801) 863-8876

Health

Support is available for physical, mental, and emotional needs to ensure your overall well-being. This includes but is not limited to psychological services, child and family health, and medical needs.

Safety

Learn more here about how to report and work with Campus Police, Ombuds, Title IX resources, and others who work to ensure students feel safe in and outside the classroom.

Childcare

Pioneer Community Church Diaper and Formula Pantry: Serves anyone in Utah County who is struggling financially and needs assistance with diapers and/or formula.

Contact information: 4038 N, Ira Hodges Scenic Pkwy Eagle Mountain, UT. Phone: (385)258-3140 https://pccutah.org/diaper-and-formula-pantry/


  • WIC Programs (Utah Women, Infants and Children) – provides food for pregnant women, nursing mothers, and young children.
  • Baby Your Baby (BYB) is temporary medical coverage for low-income, pregnant women who qualify. BYB covers pregnancy-related outpatient services provided by any Utah Medicaid Provider. It does not cover the delivery of the baby.

Contact information: https://medicaid.utah.gov/byb-info/


United Way 211: three-digit number that connects people to the services they need, such as housing and utility assistance, food resources, legal aid, and more. Kids on the Move: Provides services to low-income children with special needs and to assist families. Includes Early Intervention and Early Head Start; 801-221-9930.


Mountainlands Family Health Center: Provides well-baby checks, immunizations, dental services, pre-natal care, vision/hearing screenings, health counseling and more; 801-429-2000


Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Line: Serves to protect children from abuse and neglect; 855-323-3237.


Care about childcare: Care About Childcare at Utah Valley University assists parents, providers and community partners by providing referrals that promote high quality childcare and afterschool care that is accessible and affordable for all Utah families, offering low-cost educational opportunities, supporting collaborations, and maintaining current resources. Contact: (801) 863-8589, https://www.uvu.edu/cac/


Wee Care Center: provides a safe haven for the children of UVU parent students. While these parents are pursuing a better life through education, they know their children are being cared for in a warm, inviting and nurturing environment. Contact information: https://www.uvu.edu/weecare/ (801) 863-7266

Abuse Services

The Refuge (WCCIC): Their mission is to provide a caring, advocating, safe and educationally-based environment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and to protect victims from further abuse or exploitation. Contact information: Domestic violence 24-hour hotline: 801-377-5500 Rape Crisis 24-hour hotline 801-356-2511 https://therefugeutah.org/


UVU Victim Support Services: The Victims Navigator is available to consult with students regarding the services on campus and in the community for survivors. The Victims Navigator can also refer student victims to campus and community resources such as: counseling and support groups, academic resources, community Victims Advocates, UVU Victims Advocate, law enforcement, and medical care. Contact information: Phone: 801-863-5272 https://www.uvu.edu/studenthealth/psych/trauma_support.html


ChainBreaker Foundation: Provides support and educational classes for those affected by domestic violence. Contact information: (801) 234-0742 www.chainbreakerfoundation.com


Institute for Cognitive Therapy: ICT provides outpatient substance abuse, domestic violence, and mental health services for adolescent and adults. JRI certified to provide substance abuse services for Court-mandated clients. Domestic violence programs treat both perpetrators and victims, and provide separate groups for men and women, and based on risk levels. Includes Evidence-based program models for prevention including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Telehealth options available. Contact information: (801) 802-8608 ictutah.org


The Office for Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Title IX: It is dedicated to promoting Utah Valley University’s core theme of inclusion and diversity into our workforce and educational programs. We are committed to fostering a welcoming culture of respect by providing equal opportunities through proactive outreach, training, recruitment, and education. We promptly address concerns of discrimination, harassment, sexual assault, and sexual misconduct fairly and confidentially, following our policies and procedures to support a safe campus.

Legal Services

BYU Law Help provides legal counseling to income eligible individuals. Call one week before to make an appointment; 801-422-3025.

Provides legal assistance to community members, including legal advice on immigration, housing, and other legal matters.

1 Campus Drive
239 JRCB Law Building
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 297-7049

Utah County Family Justice Center is a community effort to serve persons seeking legal advice Utah Legal Services provides free legal help in noncriminal cases to low-income Utahns. Provides a one-stop clinic of resources including legal, housing, and victim assistance.

Services: Comprehensive Family Law Services, Legal Counseling
151 South University Avenue Ste 1601
Provo, UT 84601
(801) 851-8508

Timpanogos Legal Center: Free clinic to meet with volunteer attorneys, no cost.
Every Tuesday from 5-8 pm
Utah County Health and Justice Building
151 South University Avenue, Room 1600
Provo, Utah Valley University
801-649-8898

Wee Care Center

The Wee Care Center is dedicated to helping our parent-students succeed and to providing high-quality, on-campus childcare to their children. Our center is nationally accredited and meets or exceeds state licensing requirements. We use a top-ranked curriculum to help your child learn and grow while you pursue your education at UVU.

Each day, every child who enters the Wee Care Center will learn, explore and thrive.

For more information, visit https://www.uvu.edu/weecare/

Contact the Wee Care Center at weecarecenter@uvu.edu and 801-863-7266.

Education Resources

The Women's Success Center is interested in promoting the value of an education to all students and their families. Here are some of the educational and outreach tools we share:

Why a Degree Matters

Womens and Education Infographic?

Want to learn more? Check out the Women's Success Resources Guide!

Questions?

Reach out to Student Care: Amber Hendrickson

Reach out to a Women's Success Center Staff Member: Holly Couts

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available to assist students in staying up to date on their account information in addition to understanding any tuition-related holds. When available, their website will update with the deadlines for application requirements, appeals, and loan requests for each semester.

Questions about Financial Aid, FAFSA, or have been selected for verification?

Make a financial advising appointment with our TRIO EOC Advisor, Frenely Liechty.

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS:

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS: THE EMERGENCY SCHOLARSHIP FUND IS NOW OPEN TO STUDENTS. VISIT HTTPS://UVU.ACADEMICWORKS.COM/ TO APPLY.

Financial Aid is available to assist students in staying up to date on their account information in addition to understanding any tuition-related holds. When available, their website will update with the deadlines for application requirements, appeals, and loan requests for each semester.

Questions about Financial Aid, FAFSA, or have been selected for verification? Make a financial advising appointment with our TRIO EOC Advisor, Frenely!

FAFSA Checklist

FINANCIAL AID ADVISING

FINANCIAL AID ADVISING To help students complete FAFSA and scholarship applications or verification, the Women's Success Center has a TRIO EOC financial advisor embedded in the center. Our advisor, Frenely, is fluent in English and Spanish. Her role consists of helping students through the FAFSA and Scholarship General Application, advising on all financial aid options available, and following up with verification processes and paperwork needed to qualify for aid.

Make an appointment with our Financial Aid Advisor

Schedule an Appointment

UWHEN Writing Circle

Would you like help and support from peers with your writing for research and/or creative projects? Then consider joining the new spring event offered by UVU UWHEN: Writing Circle.

The Writing Circle offers

  • Weekly "side-by-side" meetings (every Thursday and Friday, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, starting March 4)
  • Monthly "Feedback" meetings (day/time TBA).

The “Side-by-side” weekly meetings are held in the appropriate MS Team channels (Thursday Meeting OR Friday Meeting). You may attend on Thursdays, Fridays, or both as your schedule allows. At the appropriate day/time, join the channel to work on your own (side by side), with other people. This could be a place where you can share your writing goals, work on your writing, and report on your past goals. Those interested could find a writing partner to support each other in more detail.

The monthly “Feedback” meetings will be announced every month. In this modality, participants can share their writings for comments and feedback in groups consisting of 3-4 people.

If interested, please join the UVU UWHEN Writing Circle and attend every or some of the meetings.

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