CARE's Mission

UCSC CARE is committed to responding to the needs of the community impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence and stalking by providing prevention and intervention services, confidential advocacy, and support. We seek to create a culture of consent and respect on campus, empower survivors, and dismantle norms of violence. 

We take an intersectional, trauma-informed, empowerment approach, placing a high importance on understanding the needs of survivors, including gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion nationality or citizenship status.

Request An Appointment

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

To make an appointment:

  • Call (831) 502-2273
    • If after hours, leave brief message with 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/organization interested in learing 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.

Get Involved

Join our mailing list to hear about CARE events all year!

Interested in volunteering with CARE?

Attend our quarterly Ambassador Training to develop expertise on interpersonal violence, or read more about our volunteer program below!

Learn more about Ambassador Training & volunteering here

Meet the  CARE Team

 Kelsey Hoie Ferrell, CARE Director    831.459.1053
Jazmin Jauregui, CARE Advocate    831.459.1746
Carolyn Sohn, CARE Advocate    831.459.3874
Alison Hanson, CARE Prevention Education Coordinator    831.459.2721
Yesenia Melgoza-Fernandez, CARE Intake Coordinator    831.502.2273



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