WHO ARE WE?
Help Center is University of Maryland’s student-run peer counseling and crisis intervention hotline that provides free and confidential help to the UMD community. Anyone can call and be connected to student counselors who are trained to help with any problems you may be facing.
You don’t have to provide your name or any identifying information – all calls made to Help Center are kept strictly confidential. We welcome all callers; no issue is too big or small. We also provide drop-in counseling and free, confidential pregnancy tests without an appointment.
WHAT SERVICES DO WE OFFER?
All of our services are 100% free, anonymous, and confidential.
Help Center is open to all to call during our operating hours. Feel free to call for any issue, no matter how big or small. We’re here to listen.
Help Center offers peer-to-peer counseling by Drop-in. No appointment is needed, but it can be helpful to call ahead to ensure that a counselor will be available to speak with you right away. We are located on the third floor of the South Campus Diner in room 3105.
FREE PREGNANCY TESTS (Available by phone request and pick-up)
Help Center offers free, anonymous, confidential pregnancy tests. To retrieve one for yourself, a friend, or partner, come to 3105 South Campus Diner for a drop-in.
FREE SEXUAL WELLNESS ITEMS
Looking for free condoms, dental dams, lube, etc? We encourage you to come by and pick some up!
WHERE ARE WE LOCATED?
Our space is above South Campus Dining Hall (room 3105) at University of Maryland, College Park. You can find us by taking the stairs located to the right of the dining hall’s main entrance.
WHAT ARE OUR HOURS? (Updated 1/31/22)
❀ SPRING HOURS ❀ (STARTING JAN 24 )
|Monday – Thursday||2 PM – 2 AM|
|Friday||2 PM – 10 PM|
|Sunday||2 PM – 6 PM|
Drop In Hours
❀ SPRING HOURS ❀ (STARTING JAN 24)
|Monday – Friday||2 PM – 6 PM|
|Saturday – Sunday||CLOSED|
NOTE: Drop-in services are limited due to COVID-19. A KN95 mask MUST be worn to enter Help Center. Pregnancy tests and sexual health items are still available for pick-up within call hours. Call us first!