Confidential Advocacy

Federal and state laws clearly recognize the need for a safe and confidential space for students to report experiences of power-based violence.

Confidential campus advocates are required to protect student’s privacy and confidential information, and therefore do not report anything a student says to the university, Title IX or campus police.

Exceptions to confidentiality include if the student reveals abuse or neglect of a child, including oneself if the student is under the age of 18, or of an elderly or disabled adult.

Confidential Care Advocates assist in the process of working through feelings, identifying needs, and making decisions.

Watch Welcome to the Care Center to learn more about how we can support you.

Call the Care Line

Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Virtual Appointments

Complete the Connect with The Care Center form to schedule an appointment:

  • Monday-Friday
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Care Survivor Fund

Through funding by CSUN, The Care Center provides the Care Survivor Fund, an emergency survivor fund available to UNLV students who have been financially impacted by sexual violence, relationship violence, family violence, and/or stalking.

How to Apply

  1. Make an appointment with a Care Advocate or call the Care Line at 702-895-0602 for immediate assistance. We are available Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  2. Your advocate will work with you to identify your immediate and long-term needs through validation, resources, and planning.
  3. If you and your advocate determine that the CSF may help address your financial safety needs, they will work  with you to create a financial safety plan and share the CSF application with you.
  4. The next step is to work through the CSF application with your Care Advocate, they can answer questions and help you determine what your short-term and long-term financial needs are.
  5. Your application will be reviewed by the Care Advocates Elective Board and a decision will be made within 72 hours. If approved, we will notify you by your preferred contact method. If denied or approved in partial, an advocate will  walk you through the reasoning and provide alternative options.
  6. Depending on circumstances you may be able to receive your funds either by a handwritten check in your name or virtually by Zelle.

How It Can Help

The Care Survivor Fund can be used for a number of emergency needs caused by interpersonal violence, the below list is not exhaustive. A Care Advocate will walk you through options depending on your financial needs. The amount available per each application ranges depending on the need and available funds but may be up to $1,000.

  • Housing - Emergency moving costs, temporary housing, down-payment on a safe place, utilities, or other housing costs that have been impacted by an experience of violence.
  • Medical - Testing, prescriptions, transportation to a sexual assault forensic exam or medical appointments, medical apparatuses such as replacement glasses, hearing aid, inhaler, cane, wheelchair, etc.
  • Legal - Attorney fees, transportation for legal appointments, court fees.
  • Academic - Replacing books, laptop, or other devices damaged or stolen, course or registration fees, transportation fees, or other fees necessary to retain as a student.
  • Therapy - Appointments w/specialty therapists off-campus for trauma, identity specific therapists, therapy-related costs such as transportation or child care.
  • Transportation - Bus pass, appointments, emergency transportation to leave an unsafe situation.
  • Alternative Healing - Trauma-informed yoga classes, meditation apps or classes, culturally specific healing practices, etc.
  • Courses & Retreats - Virtual or in-person healing retreats specifically for those impacted by domestic/dating/family violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Client Grievances

If you would like to file a Client Grievance with our office, please review the Client Grievance Policy and submit your grievance via the Client Grievance form.