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If you are a survivor of sexual violence, relationship violence and/or stalking, know that what happened to you was not your fault. You may be feeling overwhelmed, confused or angry. Remember that CARE at SARC is here to help you consider your next steps.

Your health and safety is important and is the number one priority at the moment. If you are in immediate danger or require medical attention, please call 911 to contact the police or emergency medical services.

We are here to support you.

For UC San Diego students, staff and faculty, CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center can offer confidential support, and a safe place to talk with you. We are also here to talk about your reporting rights, options and resources that are available to you.

During Business Hours

  • Contact our confidential CARE advocates at (858) 534-5793 during business hours Monday–Friday. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or visit our location at the Student Services Center, Suite 500 for immediate support.
  • Make an appointment through our online appointment request form. 

After Hours

  • To reach CARE during non-business hours and on weekends, please call the non-emergency UC San Diego Police Department number 858-534-HELP (4357) and ask for a CARE Advocate. The on-call advocate will call you back immediately.
    • Dispatch will answer and will ask for the caller's name and phone number. You may provide dispatch with any name you are comfortable giving. 
    • You may have someone you trust call 858-534-HELP for you if you feel uncomfortable calling yourself. You will NOT need to speak to a police officer. 

If a sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking incident(s) happened recently (within the last five days), we encourage you to get in touch with us as soon as possible. A CARE Advocate can provide support by helping you review your rights and options in regards to medical care, reporting options, and provide guidance on how to access a free forensic medical exam.

If an incident took place more than five days ago, we still encourage you to get in touch with our office for more information on your rights and options.