How to Contact the Victim Advocate

UC Davis Center for Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE) provides free, confidential crisis intervention, advocacy and accompaniment services to any UC Davis student, staff or faculty member. A victim advocate is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency response.

Emergency Response

Emergency Response is provided to survivors who have been sexually assaulted within the past 7 days.

To speak with the emergency on-call victim advocate, please call the CARE answering service at (866) 515-0155.  An answering service representative will ask you for a name and phone number which will be communicated to the on-call advocate, who will call you back immediately.

Victim services are available to any UC Davis student, staff or faculty member regardless of gender, gender expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability, nationality, or citizenship status.

  • You may have someone you trust call the answering service for you if you feel uncomfortable calling yourself.
  • Dispatch will ask for a name - it can be any name you feel comfortable giving - and the phone number you want the on-call advocate to call you at. 
  • The answering service representative may ask for a brief summary of why you're calling in order to convey that to the advocate; you may choose to tell the dispatcher that you "wish to speak with the advocate about options regarding an assault".
  • The answering service representative will NOT disclose your information to anyone other than the CARE advocate.
Non-Emergency Response

A victim advocate is happy to meet with you by appointment - usually the same day you contact CARE.  To speak with a victim advocate, please call 530-752-3299 or email

For more information about CARE victim advocacy and accompaniment services, go HERE.

All victim services are private and confidential.  CARE does not disclose the identity of its clients without written permission from the client.