Community Resources

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

"Community" is in our name and we are proud to share our resources with you. Whether you are one of the many listeners who tune in daily to WTCC 90.7 FM or you have benefited from the services offered through our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, our gates are open and we welcome you to visit our historic campus.


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The Be Empowered Project is a new resource on campus located in Building 14-300. The mission of the Project is:  To shape an empowered STCC that is free of power-based interpersonal violence including sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking through providing trauma-informed counseling and advocacy, leading comprehensive and innovative prevention strategies, and fostering a culture of courageous community responsibility.

There are 2 primary components of the Be Empowered Project:

Prevention Education
The Be Empowered Project provides violence prevention education, promotes awareness and calls community members to action to create an environment free from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Program includes bystander intervention, engaging men, and cultural competency.

Counseling & Advocacy Services
A confidential counselor from the YWCA rape crisis center, Danielle Petrangelo, works on campus in the Be Empowered Project twice per week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am-5pm in Building 14-300). Danielle offers FREE and CONFIDENTIAL individual counseling, court advocacy, and group counseling for anyone affected either directly or indirectly by domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking. Danielle is able to meet with students, faculty, and staff members as well as the family members of students, faculty, and staff.

Prevention Education Planning Committee:
If you are a member of the campus community and would like to join our planning efforts, please contact us below. We welcome your support and contributions.

Danielle Petrangelo, YWCA Counselor
Location: Building 14-300, Email:
Phone: 413-755-5327 (on-campus) or 413-732-3121 x308 (YWCA)

Cindy Breunig, M.Ed., Project Consultant, OVW Campus Safety and Empowerment Grant
Location: Building 13, Room 344, 413-755-6553