CARE provides confidential advocacy, support, and related referrals to students, staff, faculty, and alumni impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.
CARE understands that interpersonal violence frequently intersects with other forms of oppression experienced by communities of color. Interpersonal violence is a form of violence rooted in the dynamics of power and control of one person over another. The systems of privilege in our society such as race, class, and gender are tools used to maintain the power and control over another person and cause them harm. CARE wants to create a world without these forms of violence and recognizes that all forms of oppression are interconnected. CARE aims to work at deconstructing all forms of interpersonal and structural oppression in order to free our society from violence in all its forms.
CARE recognizes that BIPOC communities may have experienced instances of interpersonal racism with medical providers, police officers, university officials, or other individuals in positions of power as well as institutional racism with educational settings, governmental systems, law enforcement, and the legal system. These experiences may cause BIPOC survivors and their loved ones to distrust the institutions that are supposed to assist survivors in their healing journey. CARE wants to insure all survivors of our confidentiality. Advocates will not release your information or inform any other agency without your explicit consent.
Each community of color faces challenges and circumstances that are unique to that community, as each BIPOC survivor has their own lived experiences and individual circumstances. CARE recognizes these differences and is committed to serving BIPOC communities by providing accessible, free, culturally competent, and confidential advocacy to all survivors.
- African Diasporic Cultural Resource Center (AdCRC)
- American Indian Cultural Resource Center (AICRC)
- Asian Resource Center (ARC)
- Chicanx/Latinx Cultural Resource Center (CLCRC) & El Centro
- Educational Opportunity Program
- Middle Eastern Resource Center (MERC)
- The Undocumented Student Services program and Dream Scholars Resource
- UCSB MultiCultural Center