What We Do

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.

A Message About COVID 19

UCSF supports every action that helps to minimize transmission of COVID-19. In compliance with current mandates to shelter-in-place, the Office of the CARE Advocate has migrated projects and programs online.

We want to reassure you that even as we practice physical distancing, we still support and serve our community. Please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing [email protected] or calling 415-640-9080. For UCSF COVID-19 resources, visit coronavirus.ucsf.edu.

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UC Undeterred By Harmful New Title IX Rules

Read UC President Janet Napolitano's statement regarding the Trump administration's final Title IX rules.

The UCSF CARE Program will continue offering free and confidential support to ALL survivors at UCSF, no matter where or when the assault occurred, regardless of policy definitions and no matter who perpetrated the harm. There is never a need to submit proof of harm to receive services from CARE. Additionally, while the new Federal rules make it more difficult to hold offenders accountable for the harms they cause, CARE will continue efforts to prevent violence. If we can support you, please don't hesitate to reach out.

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If you've been assaulted, get confidential support, guidance, 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.

Watch: Confidental CARE Advocate Denise Caramagno explains how the CARE Advocate can help you.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE. HELP IS AVAILABLE

If you need assistance for yourself or another, contact the confidential CARE Advocate at (415) 502-8802 or email: [email protected].

Our FAQ might answer some more of your questions.

Confidentiality

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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