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.
CARE at CAPS
Wooden Center West
Reach safe & confidential advocacy, support, and counseling through CARE at CAPS 24 hours a day.
For Faculty and Staff
UCLA Staff and Faculty
10920 Wilshire Boulevard,
If you are a student, our campus CARE Advocate Office can:
- Provide confidential emotional support, whether the assault occurred on or off campus, and whether you were a UC student at the time.
- Connect you with medical care, if you need it.
- 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.
- Facilitate housing needs, academic adjustments and other accommodations.
- Mark Veldkamp, MA, CARE Advocate – (310)794-7291
- Kiara Lee, MSW, CARE Advocate – (310)794-7299
- 24 hour response, (310)825-0768
If you are a faculty or staff member, our UCLA Staff and Faculty Counseling Center offers confidential counseling and can connect you with additional resources, such as Campus Human Resources if you want to file a complaint and the Title IX Officer (Sexual Harassment Prevention Officer) to understand your academic rights.
CARE at CAPS is a safe place for student 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.
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
If you are a student, the advocates at CARE at CAPS (housing our CARE Advocate Office for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Sexual Misconduct) can:
Provide confidential emotional support, whether the assault occurred on or off campus or whether you were a UC student at the time.
Connect you with medical care, if you need it.
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
Facilitate housing needs, academic adjustments and other accommodations.
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. – firstname.lastname@example.org
Michal Scharlin, LC.S.W. – email@example.com
Karen Minero, Student Care Manager – (310)825-0628
You can get help without formally reporting an assault or requesting formal treatment.
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 clinicians available by phone 24 hours per day
- CARE Manager is available as a low barrier 1st contact for immediate response
- CAPS clinicians available for nonscheduled walk-in sessions Monday through Friday
- CAPS Clinicians are specially trained to provide Cognitive Processing Therapy
- Designated clinicians serving as CARE counselors
- Group Therapy – “Healing from Sexual Assault”
- Collaboration with Student Care Manager/Advocate
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