What We Do

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The CARE Advocate provides free, confidential support to any UCSF affiliate including students, staff, faculty, post docs and researchers who have experienced interpersonal violence such as sexual assault, dating/intimate partner violence, sexual harassment or stalking.

UCSF CARE Campus Advocacy Resources & Education
If you've been assaulted, get confidential support, guidence, and resources. File a complaint in person, online, or anonymously. Mandatory Reporters: Some people you talk to may be required to report to the Title IX officer. Reporting and non-reporting options: Criminal, civil, and administrative reporting options; No-contact orders.

CARE Advocate Services

Services are available to people of all genders, and the incident does not have to be recent nor does it have to have occurred on campus. The CARE Advocate can explain your options for filing a report as well as your options if you choose not to report. The CARE Advocate can assess your needs, provide emotional support, connect you to resources, provide accompaniment, help you to understand your rights, and facilitate academic and employment adjustments as well as other accommodations.

Pop out the videoConfidental CARE Advocate Denise Caramagno explains how the CARE Advocate can help you.


If you need assistance for yourself or another contact the confidential CARE Advocate at (415) 502-8802 or email: care@ucsf.edu.

Our FAQ might answer some more of your questions.


All information shared with the advocate, whether it is information about you or even the fact that you have seen an advocate, cannot be shared with others outside CARE without your consent and written permission. In some circumstances the advocate may consult with a supervisor in order to provide you with the best help available. However, no one outside CARE may have access to your information without your prior written consent or as required by law. However, California law mandates that information may be appropriately shared if you present an imminent risk of serious physical harm to yourself or others.

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