CARE serves all survivors, undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, faculty, or alumni. We believe you and we are here for you throughout your healing process. CARE recognizes that there is not a single path or one-size-fits-all approach toward healing that will best serve all survivors or all members of a community. We understand that interpersonal violence frequently intersects with other forms of oppression, creating different circumstances for survivors in various communities, such as BIPOC survivors, LGBTQIA+ survivors, survivors with disabilities and survivors who are men, just to name a few.

Interpersonal violence is a form of violence caused by dynamics of exerting one's power and control over another individual. The systems of privilege in our society such as race, class, ability, and gender are tools used to maintain the power and control over another person and cause them harm. CARE acknowledges that each individual may hold many different intersecting identities that our “Communities we CARE for” pages address. For this reason we encourage all to read through the survivor identity pages that may relate to your own experiences.

CARE supports and serves...

ALL racial identities
ALL gender identities
ALL cultural identities
ALL sexual orientations

ALL ethnic identities
ALL religious identities
ALL immigration statuses
ALL abilities

We support survivors from all backgrounds, the survivors that we serve are not limited to only the identities listed on this page. If you do not see your identity listed, and would like to learn how interpersonal violence impacts you, please call our 24/7 confidential phone number at 805-893-4613 or make an appointment online to be connected with a confidential advocate.