SurvivorsConnect is a new anonymous internet forum for UCSB students that identify as survivors of interpersonal violence (relationship violence, sexual assault, harassment, stalking and/or child abuse). The site is supervised and monitored by trauma-informed specialists - and is designed to so that in times of social distancing and remote learning, no one should feel alone in their healing. 

This forum seeks to provide information about trauma experiences, reactions, and common symptoms - as well as give you a safe and inclusive place to interact with other survivors anonymously.

This is your space to create, to support one another, to find your own path towards healing, and to co-create a community that can guide you. 

How to join SurivorsConnect


Step 1

To gain access to the forum, you will need to be referred by either a CARE advocate or CAPS therapist. To schedule an appointment with CARE, please visit our "Make an Appointment" page or call our 24/7 CARE advocacy line at (805) 893-4613 to be connected with one of our confidential advocates. To learn more about how to get connected with a CAPS therapist, please visit their "Overview of Services" page


Step 2

Once referred, an email will be sent to your U-mail address with instructions on how to get set up on the forum. You will need to provide your desired username and password in order to be created as a new user. After providing your login credentials, you will receive an automated email letting you know that your user profile has been created.


Step 3

To ensure that the forum is safe, you will need to e-sign a consent form which will detail the community forum guidelines, confidentiality, and the limitations of services. This consent form must be signed if you want to gain access to the forum discussions. If you have any questions, please email us at

Already an existing SurvivorsConnect user?