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If you or someone you know is in danger or needs immediate help, call 911.

If you're not in immediate danger, we're here to help. If you've experienced sexual violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence or stalking, confidential support and guidance is available to you, including CARE. The advocate office, CARE: Advocate Office for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Sexual Misconduct, was created at every UC campus to provide dedicated, full-time support to survivors of sexual violence, both immediately and over the long term. These dedicated offices ensure that survivors can reach an advocate whose sole responsibility is to support their needs. The Advocate Office, which launched system wide in January 2015, is one of seven recommendations from the President's Task Force on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault.

Your campus CARE advocate is a valuable resource for you. CARE advocates work with survivors of sexual violence, including sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking, to provide immediate confidential emotional support and assistance. In addition, advocates work with survivors to access campus resources such as psychological counseling, medical care, emergency housing, transportation and academic needs. And advocates can explain your options for filing a formal report with law enforcement or the university - as well as the option not to report. If you are a faculty member, other academic appointee or staff member, trained professionals on our campus offer confidential counseling and help, and information about where to go if you want to file a report. Faculty members may also contact their local Academic Personnel Office regarding their academic rights. Please see below for resources and options or download the Resources & Options brochure.

 

CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
   
CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES FOR FACULTY & STAFF
 


 
   

CARE: Advocacy Office for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Misconduct
John Wooden Center West 1st Floor
(310) 206-2465
CAREadvocate@careprogram.ucla.edu

CAPS
Wooden Center West
(310) 825-0768
Reach safe & confidential advocacy, support, and counseling through CAPS 24 hours a day.
http://www.counseling.ucla.edu/care/

SANTA MONICA RAPE TREATMENT CENTER

Free sensitive medical treatment, preventive health care and counseling available 24/7.  
A sexual assault survivor has the option of a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) (commonly referred to as “rape exam”) without filing a police report.
UCPD will provide free and confidential transportation to the RTC.
1250 Sixteenth Street, Santa Monica CA 90404 | 424-259-6000 | www.rapetreatmentcenter.org

Student Legal Services
Confidential legal counseling and assistance
A239 Murphy Hall
310-825-9894
http://www.studentlegal.ucla.edu

 

UCLA STAFF & FACULTY COUNSELING CENTER
SFCC offers confidential counseling and crisis management, and connect you with additional resources.                                  
10920 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 380
310-794-0245
https://www.chr.ucla.edu/employee-counseling  

UCLA OFFICE OF OMBUDS SERVICES 
Members of the UCLA community–students, faculty, staff and administrators–can go for assistance in resolving conflicts, disputes or complaints on an informal basis. In order to afford visitors the greatest freedom in using its services, the Office is independent, neutral and confidential. 
              
Main Office: Strathmore Building,  501 Westwood Plaza, Suite 105 | Phone: (310) 825-7627

Center for Health Sciences Office:  52-025 Center for Health Sciences Bldg | Phone: (310) 206-2427

Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday- Friday, or by appointment E-mail: ombuds@conet.ucla.edu

SANTA MONICA RAPE TREATMENT CENTER 
Free sensitive medical treatment, preventive health care and counseling available 24/7.   
A sexual assault survivor has the option of a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) (commonly referred to as “rape exam”) without filing a police report. 
UCPD will provide free and confidential transportation to the RTC. 
1250 Sixteenth Street, Santa Monica CA 90404 | 424-259-6000 | www.rapetreatmentcenter.org


CARE: Advocacy Office for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Misconduct
John Wooden Center West 1st Floor
(310) 206-2465
CAREadvocate@careprogram.ucla.edu
 

CARE Advocates

CARE advocates as well as the Employee Assistance Program staff are confidential resources that are available to help you. Speaking to these resources will not trigger an investigation and personally identifiable information, such as your name, will be kept confidential, consistent with legal requirements. You can get help without formally reporting an assault or requesting formal treatment no matter when or where the assault occurred. CARE Advocates provide confidential support, consultation and a safe place to talk. You can bring a family member, friend or colleague with you. The CARE advocate can explain issues related to confidentiality and privilege of information, even when other people are present.

Your campus CARE advocate can provide immediate confidential support, explain the campus resources available and help you access the ones you want. Here are some examples of resources and services:

·   Explain your options for filing a report, as well as your options if you choose not to report, so you can make the decision that’s right for you.

·   Help you understand your legal rights.

·   Emotional support, including crisis intervention, long-term counseling, support groups and other resources on and off campus, whether the assault occurred on or off campus, and regardless of whether you were a UC student at the time.

·   Academic support, including changing your academic class schedule and switching course sections.

·   Health care, such as a medical exam and help with other needs at campus health and counseling centers.

·   Housing, such as helping you obtain temporary housing or new housing.

·   Personal safety. You can consult with university police to understand your rights to physical protection, including restraining orders or a safety escort on campus at night. Advocates can help you obtain no-contact orders or temporary or permanent orders of protection.

UCLA CARE Advocates


Immediate CARE Response
CAPS services include 24-hour crisis counseling on the phone (310-825-0768). CARE Advocates provide referrals to the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, medical and legal options, and consultation. The Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica services include 24-hour crisis counseling and medical attention.


Counseling and Treatment

Counselors at CAPS help students work through feelings, and explore the impact and meaning of their experience of assault or violence. Medication treatment and referrals to long-term treatment are also available.

  • CAPS crisis counselors available by phone 24 hours per day | (310) 825-0768
  • CARE Advocates available for immediate response M-F 8 to 5 | CAREadvocate@careprogram.ucla.edu  
  • CAPS counselors available for urgent walk-in M-F 9 to 5 | The Counseling Center at John Wooden Center West
  • Specialists designated as CARE Team counselors and clinicians
  • CAPS counselors specially trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy and working with sexual assault trauma
  • Therapy groups for trauma survivors (e.g., Active Healing)
  • Referrals for additional specialty care as needed
  • Ongoing collaboration with CARE Advocate 

     

CARE Alternative Healing Programs 

The Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) Office is committed to all forms of healing and is deeply aware that not all survivors of sexual and gender-based violence will heal in the same way. Trauma impacts all areas of human functioning: the physical, mental, behavioral, social, and spiritual. Our new alternative healing programs create intentional forms of healing and support for survivors and include: trauma-informed yoga, drumming and music, art, journaling, and dance. These restorative programs are designed with safety, trust, choice, and control at their core and create critical opportunities for survivors to heal from their traumatic experiences. We welcome survivors of all gender identities. The CARE Holistic Healing flyer will have more information, including who to contact.