CARE's Mission

CARE (Center for Advocacy, Resources & Empowerment) serves the UC Santa Cruz community by providing free and confidential support to those impacted by sexual assault, intimate partner/domestic violence, stalking, or sexual harassment. We offer prevention education training and work collaboratively with campus communities to create a culture of respect and empowerment.

Si habla español, llame a nuestra línea de oficina (831) 502-2273 para conectarse con una consejera/o que habla español. Por favor deje su nombre y número de teléfono si recibe el buzón de voz y le devolverán la llamada.

Request An Appointment

CARE advocates provide nonjudgmental support and resources for survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking, and their significant others.

Ways to make an appointment:

  • Fill out an appointment request form.
  • Email the CARE office at (Please don't include personal health information in emails.)
  • Call CARE at (831) 502-2273
    • If after hours, leave a brief message with your name and a safe number to call where we can identify as CARE.
For same-day support, please call our office at (831) 502-2273 to talk to a confidential advocate about your needs. Same-day appointments are available based on capacity.

For support outside of our office hours, please call Monarch Services 24/7 crisis line: 1-888-900-4232

Request A Workshop

Is your community or organization interested in learning more about CARE, or topics relating to sexual violence and dating/domestic violence?

CARE offers workshops that address these issues, and can also collaborate with your organization on specialized workshops or events!

Learn more about requesting presentations here. Learn more about our upcoming events here. You can also email our Prevention Education Coordinators at


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Does CARE have drop-in appointments available?

Same day appointments are based on limited capacity. Please call CARE at 831-502-2273 to talk with one of our staff. You can also request an appointment through our appointment request form.

If you need immediate assistance due to safety concerns, please call 911. If you need assistance outside of CARE hours, you can call Monarch Services (a local organization with 24/7 bilingual crisis support) at 1-888-900-4232. 

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What does it mean that CARE is confidential?

Confidentiality means CARE Advocates will not share any information with Title IX, the police, parents, or anyone else without explicit permission. The only exceptions are instances of child abuse, elder or dependant abuse and imminent harm to self or others. This would be a discussion to express why the report must be made in those specific instances.

Meet the  CARE Team

Naomi Chu, CARE Director
Eli Werbel, CARE Intake Coordinator
Abbey Wise, CARE Advocate 
Mira Mustafa, CARE Advocate 
Stefany Martinez, CARE Advocate 
Zack Tarro, CARE Prevention Education Coordinator
Meg KanCARE Prevention Education Coordinator



CARE is connected with a variety of campus, community, and national resources. Below are some of the offices and resources we collaborate with:


Standing in Solidarity with UCSC's Black & African-American Community