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UCSC Police Department (non-emergencies):
Call (831) 459-2505
(831) 459-2628 24 Hour Hotline (For after-hours support, select option "3.")
CAPS is open Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
After business hours, during weekends and on holidays, telephone crisis assessment, safety planning, and referrals for UCSC students are available by calling (831) 459-2628 and selecting option “3.” This service can provide immediate consultation and support by phone regarding a variety of crisis issues and can facilitate the transition to CAPS daytime services.
The UCSC CARE Program was created to promote early intervention with students of concern to prevent culminating problems from escalating into a crisis. The goal of the CARE Program is to identify students of concern and develop an action plan focusing on retention through provision of support and resources. UCSC's CARE Program is two-part, comprised of both an individual Student Care Coordinator and a CARE Team. While the CARE Program does not provide counseling directly to students, they work very closely with Counseling and Psychological Services to get students the emotional and psychological support they need.
**Please note that the CARE Team is not available for immediate crises.
Off-Campus (Santa Cruz County) Resouces:
877-663-5433 or 877-ONE-LIFE
Santa Cruz County Crisis Stabilization Program (inpatient care)
Off-Campus (National) Resources:
Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Youth Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention)
Call (866) 488-7386 Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
TrevorText (LGBTQ Suicide Prevention Counselors available to talk via text message)
Available Fridays (1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT). Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.
800-799-7233 (800-799-SAFE); 800-787-3224 (TTY)
National Suicide Hotline – (24 Hour)
800-784-2433 (800-SUICIDE); 800-799-4889 (TTY)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline//Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio
800-273-8255 (800-273-TALK) or 888-628-9454 (Ayuda en Español)