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collage of counseling staff members

Cathy Erickson, Trauma Counselor, Janie Williams, Trauma Counselor, Uriel Santiago, Counselor, Margaret Edwards, Program Director for Counseling and Wellness Services, Poe, Psychiatric Service Dog, Latoria White, Counselor in Residence & Case Manager, Amelia Walton, Counselor in Residence & Body Project Coordinator

The Women’s Center has long been known as an approachable place for students and others in the UVA community to seek counseling. Over the past year, our Counseling and Wellness Services Team has grown to include new staff members and has extended the resources offered to better serve the variety of needs at the University. 

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Diana Sanchez

Spotlight: Diana Sanchez

Being a part of YWLP has taught me that a leader is someone who is able to become a support system and resource for others through good and bad times.

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Miles Leviste

Alumni Spotlight: Miles Leviste

No matter how much of a blueprint you have for your future, life will have its own plan for you. That’s okay. You are surrounded by family and friends who love you and will support you throughout this journey.

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Poe's Office Hours

April 22, 2019

Stop by the Women’s Center to spend some time with our therapy dog, Poe! Poe is a six-year-old Goldendoodle, certified as a Canine Good Citizen and trained as a Psychiatric Service dog. You can find Poe and his owner, Cathy Erickson, in the lower level lounge of the Women’s Center during his office hours. Take a break from studying and come by for pets, snuggles, and refreshments!


Denim Day at UVA

April 24, 2019

Join us for the 20th Annual International Denim Day! Millions of people across the world will wear jeans with a purpose, support survivors, and educate themselves and others about all forms of sexual violence. We’ll be on the Lawn giving out buttons in many languages and information to share with friends.

11-2:30: Tabling-pick up your Denim Day at UVA buttons and multi-language buttons, plus resource info

3:00: reception at Lawn Room 3

3:15-3:30: Group photos on the Rotunda steps


"Stronger At The Broken Places" Mosaic Wall Volunteering

April 24, 2019

Join us to help create a large exterior mosaic mural to honor survivors of gender-based violence. We provide the materials and volunteers provide their time, energy and love. This project offers opportunities for volunteers to either get creative or to follow directions and help implement designs created by others. Art/design skills are not required. Please let us know if you plan to come: or 982-2774.