Campus Advocacy Resources & Education

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What is Advocacy?

CARE Advocates provide affirming, empowering, and confidential support for survivors and bring a non-judgmental, caring approach to exploring all options and resources. CARE Advocates believe that it is always the survivor’s decision to pursue any of the available resources or to report an incident to the police or the University.

Our state certified Advocates are here to help you navigate your options, provide you with support, connect you with resources on-campus or within the community, and serve as trusted point of contact throughout the whole process.

CARE does not practice appointment limits and understands that each survivor has unique needs. A survivor may choose to come back to CARE at any time. CARE Advocates take time to understand the unique and individual experiences of survivors. Together, CARE Advocates and survivors develop an individual plan for moving forward.