To all members of the UC Davis community,
As a campus, UC Davis has taken critical steps to protect our community and prevent the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus. While it is critically important for all of us to continue to follow directives to stay at home during this time, staying at home and experiencing social isolation may create an increased risk for those in abusive relationships who are sheltering in place with their abuser. UC Davis is committed to continuing to support our students, staff, and faculty who are affected by all forms of sexual violence, including relationship violence. All University support and reporting services continue to be available during the stay in place order, including emotional support, assistance with safety planning, and assistance with workplace, academic, and housing accommodations. We are committed to providing services to our community members regardless of where they happen to be physically located during this unprecedented time. The following list of UC Davis resources are available to those in need:
Center for Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE) provides free and confidential support services to all members of the UC Davis community (students, staff, faculty and affiliates) affected by intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual assault, or sexual harassment. CARE staff provide confidential support, information about rights and options, assistance with reporting and accommodations, safety planning options, and up-to-date information regarding changes to court schedules, forensic exam procedures, and local community resources. CARE staff are available to meet via video conferencing, speak over the phone, or communicate through email. To connect with a CARE advocate, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (530) 752-3299.
Counseling Services provides free and confidential counseling services to all UC Davis students, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. Individual counseling is offered via secure video conferencing or by telephone consultation. Schedule an appointment via the Health-e-Messaging secure portal or by calling (530) 752-0871. Mental Health Crisis Consultation Services are available by calling (530) 752-0871. You can also text "RELATE" to 741741 anytime to chat with a trained, confidential crisis counselor.
Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) provides free and confidential counseling services to UC Davis and UC Davis Health employees. ASAP at UC Davis and UC Davis Health are providing services remotely. Arrange for services by calling: (530) 752-2727 (UC Davis employees) or (916) 734-2727 (UC Davis Health employees).
Harassment and Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program (HDAPP) assists individuals and campus units with resolving all complaints of sexual violence and sexual harassment, including complaints about relationship violence. Reports can be made via the online Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Incident Report Form or via email or telephone by contacting HDAPP at email@example.com, (530) 747-3864 (Davis), or (916) 734-3417 (Sacramento). Anonymous call lines are also available at (530) 747-3865 (Davis) and (916) 734-2255 (Sacramento).
UC Davis Police Department (UCDPD) remains open and responsive during this time. In an emergency, please call 911 to be connected with the police department closest to you. For non-emergency situations, call your local police department's non-emergency line directly. To file a report with UCDPD call (530) 752-1230. For certain crimes, UCDPD also allows for online crime reporting.
Additional on campus and off campus resources can be found at the UC Davis Sexual Violence Prevention and Response website.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7, confidential and free: 1-800-799-7233 and through chat. See Staying Safe During COVID-19 and the Safety Planning page from the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Love is Respect offers interactive safety plan ideas.
Calling All Friends and Family, produced by Futures Without Violence, offers some ideas for how friends and family members might be able to help loved ones who are experiencing abuse in their home.
We know that the current situation is extremely challenging. We continue to monitor evolving concerns and we remain dedicated to delivering services to our students, staff, and faculty impacted by sexual violence, including relationship violence, wherever they happen to be sheltering in place.
Chief Compliance Officer and Title IX Officer
Director, Harassment & Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program
Director, Center for Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE)
Dr. Paul Kim
Director, Counseling Services
Dr. Carol Kirshnit
Director, UC Davis Health Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP)
Dr. Rob Starkey
Director, UC Davis Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP)
Chief Joseph Farrow
UC Davis Police Department