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About Us: CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center

Learn about the mission, services and staff contacts for UCSD's CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center.

Services

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We offer free and confidential* services for registered UC San Diego students, staff and faculty who are victims and/or survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking, as well as friends and families of the victim/survivor. Our services include:

  • Crisis intervention and safety planning
  • Individual counseling
  • Support groups
  • On-campus advocacy for academic, housing and employment concerns
  • Assistance with police, administrative and non-investigative reporting options
  • Accompaniment to police interviews, medical evidentiary exams and court dates
  • Referrals to on- and off-campus resources

*All communications with users of CARE services are privileged and confidential under California Evidence Code Sections 1010-1027, 1035.2 and 1037.2. Accordingly, employees in the CARE Office are not mandatory reporters under Title IX or the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Educational programs

CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center offers workshops and training on violence prevention for the entire UC San Diego campus. Our workshops focus on understanding healthy relationships, clarifying consent, online safety, how to be a responsive bystander, and how to help a victim/survivor. We also provides training for student workers, staff, and faculty. Our trainings focus on referring and reporting information, definitions, campus safety and community dynamics. All our workshops and trainings include information on our support services and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of the group, organization or department. 

Learn more about our various programs and how to request a program


Staff Contacts

Nancy Wahlig, MSW, LCSW
Director
nwahlig@ucsd.edu

Jessica Heredia, MA
Assistant Director & Victim Advocate
jmheredia@ucsd.edu

Cindy Villaflores
Victim Advocate
cpvillaflores@ucsd.edu

Liz Garcia-Cabrera
Project Coordinator & Victim Advocate
elg022@ucsd.edu

Lana Talampas
Training & Education Specialist
ltalampas@ucsd.edu

Student Staff

Diana Valle
Graduate Assistant 

Hannah Owens
Peer Education & Outreach Intern

Deewie Peñaflor
Marketing & Publicity Intern

Martha Rea
Outreach & Administrative Intern

Natasha Spivak
Outreach & Administrative Intern