CARE: Advocate Office for Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Sexual Misconduct

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We provide free and confidential counseling and advocacy. Advocacy begins with conversations about how you have been affected, either as a survivor, or as a friend, significant other or family member of a survivor. Other services include:

  • crisis counseling
  • assistance with, and answers to questions about, medical and legal procedures and campus judicial procedures
  • help with academic and housing problems
  • referrals to long-term counseling, support groups and other campus and community resources

The incidents may be recent or in the past. All these services are free and confidential and available to people of all gender identities, gender presentations, and sexual orientations. Sexual and domestic violence is prohibited by UCSB policies and state laws. CARE works with both systems to aid survivors of this crime and hold perpetrators accountable.

Department Of Justice

The Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women is responsible for coordinating activities authorized or undertaken under the Violence Against Women Acts of 1994 and 2000. University of California, Santa Barbara is honored to be a recipient of a three-year, $297,997 Campus Grant that will be used to improve sexual violence prevention and response efforts on campus.

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If you need care

  • CARE

    The CARE program is located within the Women’s Center at UCSB. The address is 1220 Student Resource Building in Santa Barbara, CA

    Please feel free to drop in during business hours or call the CARE line to meet with an advocate.

  • Advocacy

    To speak to a confidential advocate at any time please call 805-893-4613

  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

    To schedule an appointment or speak to a psychologist please call 805-893-4411
    Monday - Friday 8:30-11:45 am and 1-4:30 pm
    To reach CAP’s 24 hour hotline please call 805-893-4411

  • Medical

    Student Health: (805) 893-5361
    To have a CARE advocate accompany you please call 805-893-4613
    If this is a medical emergency dial 911

  • Reporting

    To report to Law Enforcement please contact Isla Vista Foot Patrol, University of California Police Department, or Santa Barbara Police Department.
    To have an advocate present for reporting please call 805-893-4613.
    Anonymous incident reporting

If there is an emergency

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.

  • CARE

    1220 Student Resource Building
    (inside the Women's Center)
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    (805) 893-4613