What is CARE?
CARE is a resource center. Located on the second floor of DePaolo Hall, along with the CROSSROADS, Student Health Services, and the Counseling Center.
CARE is about options. Any student affected by issues of violence and harassment has a variety of options and services available on and off campus. CARE staff will identify and discuss those options with students.
CARE is for survivors. Recovering from sexual assault or relationship violence is a process. Survivors may look for services soon after an event or up to years later.
CARE is for those affected by violence. When someone we love is the victim of a sexual assault or is involved in an abusive relationship, we can feel sad, angry, and helpless. CARE provides information, resources and a place to talk.
CARE engages the campus. Through trainings, programs, and awareness campaigns, the professional staff and peer educators of CARE join our partners across campus in education to raise awareness and change the campus environment.
CARE is a collaboration. Our campus partners include University Police, the Office of the Dean of Students, Counseling Center, Health Services, the Women’s Resource Center, and Housing and Residential Life. We work collaboratively with the Rape Crisis Center and Domestic Violence Shelter and Services.
UNCW CARE intervenes on a broad spectrum of violent behaviors, including sexual assault, relationship abuse, stalking and harassment. We offer a comprehensive variety of violence prevention and relationship education programs, trainings, and educational campaigns to the UNCW campus. We respond to students who have been victimized, as well as those affected by someone else’s experience with abuse or assault, by providing supportive services, including crisis response, individual advocacy and coordination with both on-campus and off-campus resources.
The goals of CARE are:
- Respond to campus community members who have experienced sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking or harassment as either primary or secondary victims.
- Create a more supportive campus environment for survivors.
- Prevent and reduce violent behavior.
- Increase students’ awareness of and ability to identify issues of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and harassment.
- Increase awareness of and ability to navigate issues of consent and healthy and unhealthy relationships.
- Increase individuals’ capacity to recognize and intervene through bystander intervention trainings.
- Promote examining cultural factors that are implicated in violence.
- Actively engage with the University and Division of Student Affairs in achieving the goal of a safe, accessible, and healthy campus environment and sufficient resources.
How to Contact Us
The CARE Office is located on the second floor of DePaolo Hall, across from the Student Health Center, in the CARE/CROSSROADS suite.
CARE can be contacted at 910-962-CARE.Emergency or after-hours consultation is also available by calling the CARE responder at 910-512-4821.