What We Do

At CARE we advocate for your right:

  • to seek and receive support
  • to confidentiality
  • to be treated with dignity and respect, without prejudice or discrimination
  • to accurate information, presented in a way tha you understand
  • to ask questions and receive answers
  • to define and control the steps you take
  • to make your own decisions and change your mind

What are CARE services like? 

CARE can be an informal space to process, connect with resources, or figure out next steps. We see some students for a single appointment, and work with others more regularly, particularly as an advisor through the Title IX process. 

How do I know CARE is right for me? 

We are here to talk about anything related to sexuality, hooking up, or relationships. CARE is an affirming space and welcomes students of all identities and experiences. Services are available regardless of whether the experience occurred before attending Northwestern. 

What services does CARE provide? 

Confidential Support Services: CARE can provide a space to process, ask questions, safety plan, and learn more about the impact of trauma. We can be a space to ask about definitions and policy or building coping skills and a support network. 

Confidential Advocacy Services: CARE can be an advisor through the Title IX process and can assist with academic or housing accommodations or other support. Speaking with us does is not reporting to the University; rather, CARE advocates can talk to you confidentially about what reporting could look like and the options available to you. 

Referrals: CARE can connect with legal and medical advocacy, free counseling and support groups on and off campus. We have strong connections with on campus and community partners who are experts in sexual violence, supporting survivors, and trauma and provide excellent low cost or free counseling. 

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