The Reach-A-Peer Helpline/Online is a peer help line established in 1996 to provide peer support, information, and referrals to any and all students of the University of Pennsylvania. The service is open to all students who wish to share a problem, are in need of information, or just want to talk to someone about anything on their mind.
RAPLine offers two services:
The Line is available every night from 9 pm to 1 am. Reach us at 215-573-2727. Don't be shy!
You can send an anonymous letter to RAP-Line Online and then retrieve the reply within three days. Letters can be submitted online any day, 24/7. To write us a letter, click here.
Our dedicated volunteers complete a full semester (40 hours) of training before becoming listeners. This includes active listening skills, social problem solving strategies, and working with all of the other resources on campus, such as CAPS, Weingarten, and many more. Listeners are well informed about campus resources, what they can provide to you, and how to contact them. We are equipped to handle any situation, in addition to being able to direct students to other resources that may be of use to them.
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