About Us

What is CARE? 

  • CARE is for survivors. CARE is a confidential resource for students faculty and staff recovering from sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking.  A CARE Advocate can provide emotional support, answer questions about each reporting process, and can assist in navigating options. Survivors may utilize CARE's services soon after an event or years later.
  • CARE is for those affected by violence. CARE provides information, resources and a place to talk for friends, parents, and loved ones of a victim of interpersonal violence.
  • 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 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, the LBGTQIA Resource Center and Housing and Residential Life. We work collaboratively with the Rape Crisis Center and Domestic Violence Shelter and Services.

Our Mission

  • UNCW CARE (Collaboration for Assault Response & Education) 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.
  • 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.

601 S. College Road
Second Floor, DePaolo Hall
Box 5939
Wilmington, NC 28403-5939
Fax: 910-962-7374

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM

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