Resources & Links

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On Campus – UCSC

State Certified Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor on Campus

Emily Crutcher, M.A.

Victim Advocacy Specialist
(831) 459-1053


UCSC Police
The mission of the University of California Police Department at Santa Cruz is to provide safety and security related services to the University community and to enforce all laws pertaining to orderly conduct on its premises.

Hate/Bias Advisory (Student Judicial Affairs)
The Student Judicial Affairs Office is responsible for the overall coordination of the student conduct process and policies on campus. This includes the interpretation of policies from UC General Counsel as well as federal and state laws that may apply to students.

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS staff provides the UCSC community with a wide range of mental health services, including short-term individual and couples counseling, group counseling, crisis assessment and intervention, and referral services.

CARE Program
The UCSC CARE Program was created to promote early intervention with students of concern to prevent culminating problems from escalating into a crisis.  The goal of the CARE Program is to identify students of concern and develop an action plan focusing on retention through provision of support and resources.  UCSC CARE Program is two-part, comprised of both an individual Student Care Coordinator and a CARE Team.  While the CARE Program does not provide counseling directly to students, they work very closely with Counseling and Psychological Services to get students the emotional and psychological support they need.

Campus Conflict Resolution Services
The office provides professional consultation, mediation and training to members of the UCSC community. Its emphasis is on prevention, effective management, and informal resolution of conflict at all levels. All services are free, voluntary and confidential.

Dean of Students
Associate Vice Chancellor/Dean of Students Alma Sifuentes is committed to direct communication and dialogue with students.

UCSC Women's Center
Cardiff House, base of campus
The UCSC Women's Center offers campus programs and referral services focused on critical issues to women and male allies for student, staff, and faculty outreach and awareness of domestic violence.

UCSC Title IX/Sexual Harassment Office
Title IX/Sexual Harassment Office provides assistance in investigating and resolving complaints of sexual assault and harassment. 

Off Campus – Santa Cruz

Women's Crisis Support/Defensa De Mujeres 
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence 24-hour Crisis Hotline: 888.900.4232 
Santa Cruz Location 
1685 Commercial Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95065 

Watsonville Location 
233 East Lake Avenue 
Watsonville, CA 95076 

If you or someone you know needs help because of a sexual assault or an abusive relationship, call this hotline 24 hours a day. Counselor-advocates provide confidential support.  Additionally they offer ongoing counseling and support groups, confidential shelter for those experiencing abuse, temporary restraining order assistance, and court accompaniment. Services are available to anyone, regardless of gender identity.

Walnut Avenue Women's Center
Domestic Violence Resource Hotline: 866.2MY.ALLY (269.2559) 

303 Walnut Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Resource center for women and their families; support services for battered women; low-cost childcare; food bank; clothing closet, breast cancer support; and various support groups and classes. UCSC interns welcome.

Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women
323 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

The Commission develops and implements educational programs, reviews police response to crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence, and contracts with local agencies to provide services, which include prevention and education programs, and support services for survivors of violence. E-mail:

Family Service Association of Pajaro Valley
233 East Lake Ave.
Watsonville, CA 95076 Specializes in preventative mental health for families, couples, children, and individuals of any age. Also provides domestic violence prevention groups, pre-marital sessions and play therapy for children.

Encompass Community Services
195 Harvey West Blvd.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Provides emergency shelter, mental health services, substance abuse counseling, and domestic violence diversion.

Suicide Prevention Hotline
831.458.5300 or toll free: 877.ONE.LIFE (663.5433)

24-hour Suicide Crisis Line is an anonymous and confidential service that provides distressed people a safe place to express suicidal thoughts and feelings. Volunteers are trained to assess each call for potential lethality and to respond appropriately to ensure the safety of the caller.

National Resources:

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) 
Sexual Assault Hotline
800.656.HOPE (4673) 
This is a national hotline for victims of sexual assault. The hotline offers free, confidential counseling and support 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the country. When a survivor calls the hotline, they are connected to the nearest local rape crisis center through a unique computer routing system that maintains the confidentiality of callers.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center 
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center serves as the nation’s principle information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence.

Rape Treatment Center 
This web site offers information on the impact of rape, date rape drugs, facts and statistics, as well as a comprehensive list of links to other resources.

Male Survivor 
A support site for male survivors of sexual assault and abuse.  Male Survivor recognizes that often services for men may be difficult to find, and both provides online services and connects men with local services for counseling, support and care.  Male Survivor also helps the public and the media recognize and understand males who have been sexually abuse, and most important, promotes the actions we all can take to confront and fight the realities and destroy the myths, of male sexual abuse.

Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project 
The Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project is a grassroots, nonprofit organization providing community education and direct services for clients. GMDVP offers shelter, guidance, and resources to allow gay, bisexual, and transgender men in crisis to leave violent situations and relationships.

Anti-Violence Project 
This project serves lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and HIV-positive victims of violence, and others affected by violence, by providing free and confidential services enabling them to regain their sense of control, identify and evaluate their options, and assert their rights.

Stop it Now! 
Stop It Now provides information on childhood sexual abuse, answers commonly asked questions and provides resources and related links.

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
P.O. Box 6861
Minneapolis, MN 55406
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and their communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing.
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National Domestic Violence Hotline
800.799.SAFE (7233)
TTY: 800.787.3224
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides anonymous crisis intervention, information about domestic violence and referrals to local services. The hotline advocates can answer calls in English and Spanish and have access to translators in 139 languages.

The Network/La Red
617-423-SAFE (Hotline in English and Spanish)
This program offers free services in English and Spanish for lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people who are victims of battering. These services include a hotline, emergency shelter and advocacy programs.

Men Stopping Violence 
MSV is a social change organization dedicated to ending men's violence against women. This program offers trainings and resources that examine sexist belief systems, social structures, and institutional practices that oppress women and children and dehumanize men themselves. On this site you can find articles on why men batter, information on how to work towards ending violence against women, and information on MSV training dates and resource materials.

Mentors in Violence Prevention 
This program holds regional workshops on men's roles in the anti-sexual violence movement, conducts campaigns on college and university campuses, and assists rape crisis centers in forming local men's groups. On this site you can find links, related readings, and a section that asks men to pledge to never commit, condone, or remain silent about sexual violence and to use their resources to support change.

Men Can Stop Rape 
This program empowers male youth and the institutions that serve them to work as allies with women in preventing rape and other forms of men's violence. Through awareness-to-action education and community organizing, they promote gender equity and build men's capacity to be strong without being violent. This site offers information on men's involvement in the prevention of sexual assault and describes their media campaign, "My Strength Is Not For Hurting."

Men's Resource Center For Change 
This organization offers a program that works with men who have used physical, emotional, verbal, economic or sexual abuse as a means to control their partners. On this site you can find a variety of resources available for men who are sexual assault offenders.

US Department of Justice 
The Department of Justice publishes numerous research studies on domestic violence and sexual assault. This site also provides resources for victims of different kinds of crime, information on stalking and cyber-stalking and resources for parents.

Stalking Awareness Month
A resource from the Stalking Resource Center and the National Center for Victims of Crimes offers extensive information for victims of stalking.

National Institute of Justice
A collection of resources on stalking from the National Institute of Justice, a division of the United States Department of Justice.