CARE welcomes individuals of all gender identities, sexual orientations, races, classes, and abilities.
The Campus Advocate provides support for those affected by sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, sexual exploitation, and stalking. Survivors can access services for incidents that occurred on or off campus. Support services are available to students, staff, faculty, and UC Merced affiliates.
CARE Advocacy Model
Valley Crisis Center directly employs the Campus Advocate who is stationed in the CARE office at UC Merced. The Campus Advocate is a confidential resource available to all UC Merced constituents. CARE guests can connect with the Campus Advocate as a walk-in or schedule appointments to meet in person, by phone (call or text), or via ZOOM. The Campus Advocate conducts all intakes and renders all confidential services through an empowerment model.