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If you or someone you know is in danger or needs immediate help, call:

9-9-1-1 from any campus phone or 9-1-1 from a cell phone

If you have experienced sexual violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence or stalking, confidential support and guidance is available to you 24 hours a day.

Campus Advocate
Valara Villanueva

Valley Crisis Center
24-hour hotline

The advocates at your campus CARE: Advocate Office for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Sexual Misconduct can:

  • Provide confidential emotional support, whether the assault occurred on or off campus or whether you were a UC student at the time.
  • Connect you with medical care, if you need it.
  • Explain your options for filing a report, as well as your options if you choose not to report, so you can make the decision that’s right for you.
  • Help you understand your legal rights
  • Facilitate housing needs, academic adjustments and other accommodations.

Confidential Counseling Resources

UC Merced Counseling and Psychological Services (Students Only)
24-hour hotline: 209-228-4266
Located in the UC Merced H. Rajender Reddy Health Center

INSIGHT Employee Assistance Program (EAP) (Employees Only)
Phone: (800) 422-5322  Email:

If a friend or colleague needs help

you can provide them with this resource sheet:

If someone you know has experienced sexual violence 

there are resources to help you support them: