All services provided by the campus advocate are confidential. As an employee of Valley Crisis Center, the advocate is available to meet on campus, in a safe public place off campus, or at Valley Crisis Center’s main office located at 1960 P Street in Merced.
As staff and faculty of UC Merced, we understand the unique challenges faced when working closely with students. Often students disclose to someone they feel they can trust; many times this can be a teacher or supervisor, and trying to process the information given can be difficult. The campus advocate can help process the information the staff or faculty received. Undergraduates are not alone in dealing with interpersonal violence, if someone you know (staff or faculty) needs support and resources the campus advocate is available to help with things such as crisis intervention, safety planning, legal support with restraining orders and other community resources. Advocacy support from the CARE Office is available to all members of the campus community.