Brigade Sexual Assault Victims Advocates

Brigade Contacts

Uniformed Services University 
4301 Jones Bridge Road, C1094
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Brigade Commander

COL Patrick Donahue
USU, C1024
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4712
(301) 295-9654
e-mail: patrick.donahue@usuhs.edu

Brigade Senior Enlisted 

HMCM Troy J. Brown
USU, C1018
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4712
(301) 295-2348
e-mail: troy.brown@usuhs.edu

Brigade Executive Officer

MAJ Kevin Hayes
USU, C1011
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4712
(301) 295-9140
e-mail: kevin.hayes@usuhs.edu

Brigade Operations Officer

MAJ Monty Edwards
USU, C1081
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4712
(301) 295-6901
e-mail: monty.edwards@usuhs.edu

Brigade Headquarters Company Commander

1stLt Rungroj Geytenbeek
USU, C1012
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4712
(301) 295-9593
e-mail: rungroj.geytenbeek@usuhs.edu

 

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Brigade Sexual Assault Victim Advocates and Point of Contacts

DoD Safe Helpline

 1-877-995-5247. Text 55247

NSA Bethesda Victim Advocate (24/7 line): 301-442-8225

NSA Bethesda SARC Duty Phone: 301-442-2053 

 

Installation Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

Marlo Brooks
Office Location: Building 11
Office: (301) 400-2411
Cell: (202) 425-1228
Email: marlo.brooks.NAF@mail.mil

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

Seletha Willis
Office Location: Building 11, Rm 119
Office: (301) 400-3366
Cell: (301) 412-7138
Email: Seletha.d.jones-willis.naf@mail.mil

Point of Contact

HMC Lynsay Macias
Phone: (301) 400-4156
Cell: (661) 205-1689
Email: lynsay.macias@usuhs.edu

SAPR Victim Advocate

YN3 Keiana Kelly
Office Location: C1016
(301) 295-9649
Email: keiana.kelly@usuhs.edu

 SHARP Victim Advocate

1LT Gavi Simantov
Office Location: AFRRI 2113A
Office: (301) 295-9109
Cell: (301) 202-4640
Email: gavriella.simantov@usuhs.edu 

 

 

Reporting Options

If you are a victim of sexual assault contact the SAPR Victim Advocate to discuss your options.

Restricted Report

This option is for victims of sexual assault who wish to confidentially disclose the crime to specifically identified individuals without triggering the official investigative process. Under Restricted Reporting victims may still receive medical care, counseling, and other SAPR support. Victims of sexual assault who desire Restricted Reporting under this policy must use one of the following reporting avenues:

  1. SARC
  2. VA
  3. Health Care Provider (HCP)
  4. NOTE: Chaplains have privilege and do not have to disclose confidential communications; they are trained to discuss options and victims may then choose to report.
    Who May Make a Restricted Report?
    1. Military personnel of the Armed Forces and the Coast Guard. Military personnel include members on active duty and members of the Reserve component (Reserve and National Guard) provided they are performing federal duty (active-duty training or inactive-duty training and members of the National Guard in Federal (Title 10) status.
    2. Military dependents 18 years of age and older who are eligible for treatment in the military healthcare system.
    3. For sexual assault involving victims under 18 see the Family Advocacy Program (FAP)

 

Unrestricted Report

This option is recommended for victims of sexual assault who desire medical treatment, counseling and an official investigation of the crime. Access to forensic examination, advocacy, intervention, information and support will be provided. Victims may request a MPO, to be separated from offender and/or an expedited transfer. When selecting Unrestricted Reporting, you should use current reporting channels:

  • Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)
  • Victim Advocate (VA)
  • Chaplain
  • Health care personnel
  • Chain of command
  • Law enforcement
  • Legal personnel

 

Victim Legal Counsel/Special Victim Counsel

Mission: To provide legal services to eligible victims of sexual assault.

If you are a victim of sexual assault and have legal questions that are connected to the sexual assault, please contact your local Victims’ Legal Counsel (VLC) or Special Victim's Counsel (SVC) for a confidential meeting to discuss your concerns and receive advice and assistance from a VLC/SVC.

 

Additional Resources

Army Sexual Harassment: 301-319-3844

USUHS EEO: 301-295-9732

NSA Bethesda Chaplain: 301-319-4433

NSA Bethesda After Hours Duty Chaplain: 301-547-1111

USUHS Chaplain: 301-295-3193

NSA Bethesda VLC: 202-433-0478

Marines VLC: 703-784-4514

Air Force SVC: 240-612-4655/4672

Army SVC: 703-347-4108

DoD Civilian Counseling services (EAP): 1-800-327-2251 Option 1, then option 2

 


Local Hospitals/ Medical Centers:


-Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Emergency Room (MOU in place) | 9901 Medical Center Dr, Rockville, MD 20850| 240-826-6053
-Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Emergency Room | 4494 Palmer Rd N, Bethesda, MD 20889 | 301-295-4810
-Suburban Hospital | 8600 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 | 301-896-3100
-Ft Meade - Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center | 2480 Llewellyn Ave, Fort Meade, MD 20755 | 301-677-8800
-Andrews Malcolm grow medical clinics surgery center | 1060 W Perimeter Rd, Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762 | 240- 612-4866
-University Family Health Center | USUHS Campus Building A, Room A1034 | 301-295-3630

Hotlines

-DC Rape Crisis Center 202.233.7273
-National Street Harassment Hotline 855-897-5910
-DC Department of Mental Health Access Helpline at 1.888.7WE-HELP or 1.888.793.4357
-National Sexual Assault 24-HOUR HOTLINE 1.800.656.4673
-RAAINN 1-800-656-4673
-National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.TALK (English), 1.888.628.9454 (Spanish)
-Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8225 opt. 1


Counseling Services


-Military and Family Support Center 301-319-4087
-WRNMMC Adult Outpatient Behavioral Health 301-295-0500
-Montgomery County Victim Assistance & Sexual Assault Program 240-777-1355
-USUHS Counseling Center | https://www.usuhs.edu/fam/university-counseling-center


Shelters


-Coalition for the Homeless Spring Road Shelter (202) 726-2203
-Community of Hope Girard Street Shelter (202) 232-7356
-Access Housing for Veterans, Chesapeake House (202) 561-8387
-Catholic Charities, Mount Carmel Shelter for Women (202) 289-6315
-Catholic Charities, Harriet Tubman Center for Women (202) 491-4152
-New Endeavors, Transitional Program for Women (202) 682-5825
-Catholic Charities, St. Mattias Mulumba House, Men Only (202) 234-2399


Montgomery County Victim Assistance & Sexual Assault Program
1301 Piccard Drive, Suite 4100
Rockville, MD 20850
Tel: (240) 777-1355
TTY: (240) 777-1347
Hotline: (240) 777-4357
www.vasap.org
Rape Crisis and Recovery Centers provide the following confidential services to adult and child victims as well as their families, partners, and loved ones: Crisis intervention, counseling, and referral. Victim accompaniment to hospitals, police interviews, and court to provide support and information about options. 24-hour Crisis Hotline with counselors trained to listen and offer information. Individual, group, and family psychotherapy. Assistance navigating the legal and judicial systems.


Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA)
P.O. Box 8782
Silver Spring, MD 20907
Phone: 301-328-7023
Toll-free: 800-983-7273
Fax: 301-328-7168
info@mcasa.org
All crisis-intervention, referral, and accompaniment services are free. Clinical services provided by specially trained psychologists, social workers, and paraprofessionals are either free or based on a sliding scale according to individual financial resources. Programs may also accept private insurance, medical assistance, or Medicare and most offer subsidized fees. No one is turned away due to inability to pay for services.


DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC)
5321 First Place NE
Washington, DC 20011
202-232-0789
Hotline: 202-333-RAPE (Sexual Assault Hotline)
www.dcrcc.org
dcrcc@dcrcc.org
24-hour hotline; group and individual counseling services for rape and incest survivors and their families and friends; a companion program to accompany survivors to hospitals, courts and police proceedings; low-cost self-defense classes; training for professionals working with survivors.


Deaf Abused Women's Network (DAWN)
5321 First Place NE
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 559-5366
www.deafdawn.org
info@deafdawn.org
Deaf Abused Women's Network (DAWN) envisions a diverse community whose members interact free of fear and violence in all aspects of their lives. In this community, each person has access to information and justice and the opportunity to embrace their own cultural values and world values. In the place of domestic violence (DV) and sexual violence (SV), we see equitable and healthy relationships that support everyone's pursuit of happiness


Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI)
Phone: 301-565-2277/ Toll-free: 877-496-SALI
Fax: 301-565-3619
MCASA’s Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI) provides comprehensive legal services to survivors of sexual violence statewide, as well as training and technical assistance for professionals working with survivors. Assist in enforcing crime victims' rights; Health: Requesting and receiving results of HIV and HEP C testing; Safety: Setting release conditions; Privacy: Requesting that contact and other personal information remain confidential; Financial: Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB)


Maryland Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB)
6776 Reisterstown Rd, Ste. 206
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-585-3010 /1-888-679-9347
Fax: 410-764-3815
http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/victimservs/commitment/main_pages/vs-cicb.s...
Provides financial assistance. The CICB legislation requires that you reported the crime to some appropriate authority within 72 hours after the crime occurred. and that you incurred at least $100 in out-of-pocket expenses or two continuous weeks of earnings or support. Appropriate authorities may include: Police department in your local jurisdiction; District Court Commissioner's Office; Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Unit in your jurisdiction; Educational disciplinary authority; An application for a peace or protective order in any state. The requirements may be waived for good cause.

Men Can Stop Rape
1130 6th Street NW Suite 100
Washington, DC 20001
202-265-6530
www.mencanstoprape.org
Provides educational workshops to teen audiences on gender equity and male violence

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
2000 L Street, NW Suite 406
Washington, DC 20036
f: 202.544.3556/ 202.544.3064
Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
www.rainn.org
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Baltimore VA Medical Center- VA Maryland Health Care System
6856 Eastern Avenue, NW
Baltimore, DC 21201
401-605-7000
https://www.maryland.va.gov/locations/Baltimore_VA_Medical_Center.asp
Provides Military sexual trauma (MST), treatment options, self-help tools, and resources to overcome the effects of MST.