CARE at CAPS is a safe place for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking to get support, consultation, and have a safe place to talk. CARE at CAPS offers: 

Immediate CARE Response 
CARE services include 24-hour crisis counseling, referrals to the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica – UCLA Medical Center, medical and legal options, and consultation. 

Short-Term Counseling 
Counselors help students work through feelings and explore the impact and meaning of their experience. Medication and referrals to long-term treatment are also available.

Resource Navigation, Support and Advocacy 
Student Care Managers/Advocates for CARE are available to consult with students, families, staff, and faculty to determine a helpful approach or course of action. 

Prevention & Education Programs 
CARE workshops and trainings are offered to students, faculty, and staff to educate the community about sexual violence prevention and response. The CARE Training Certificate program is offered to student leaders committed to taking a stand against sexual and gender-based violence.

CARE is located in The Counseling Center at Wooden Center West.

To access a CARE Counselor, call (310) 825-0768, or contact: 

Deborah Green, L.C.S.W. – 
Michal Scharlin, LC.S.W. –
Mark Veldkamp, Student Care Manager/Advocate – (310)794-7291
Kiara Lee, Student Care Manager/Advocate – (310)794-7299
Karen Minero, Student Care Manager/Advocate – (310)825-0628

You can get help without formally reporting an assault or requesting formal treatment.


CAPS Counselors act as your advocates on campus, should you need them. We assist students through in making decisions about reporting and next steps, accessing health services and academic support.

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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.

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