The CARE Advocate program was founded in 2002 as the S.A.F.E. (Sexual Assault Facts and Education) Team, and they provided peer education to UNLV students about the prevention of sexual assault on campus. The SAFE Team began incorporating domestic and dating violence education in 2008.
After receiving funding from the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) Grant in 2011, The CARE Center began offering crisis intervention and advocacy services to UNLV students, staff, and faculty. Through in-office services, and the 24/7 CARE Line, the CARE Advocates continue to provide trauma-informed and healing centered services to the UNLV community.