Support the UNLV CARE Survivor Fund
In 2015, the CARE Advocates developed a new resource called the CARE Survivor Fund to aid victims, survivors, and secondary victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic and Dating Violence, and Stalking. This fund has the ability to provide our clients with the emergency financial assistance they need to sustain them until more permanent resources can be accessed. Many times shelters are full and those fleeing abusive relationships need a safe place to stay immediately. Our CARE Survivor Fund can be used for a temporary hotel room or as a deposit for campus housing. Sometimes food pantries are closed and our clients need access to groceries to feed themselves and/or their children. Perhaps they need a copy of their police report to file for a protection order. And sometimes victims and survivors do not have transportation and need a sexual assault nurse exam (SANE) which is only provided at UMC. The CARE Survivor Fund assists victims and survivors with the immediate financial burdens interpersonal violence can bare so that they can navigate their long journey to healing.
UNLV CARE Advocates are a student organization that provides advocacy for victims, survivors and secondary victims of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking. We have a 24/7 hotline called the CARE Line where the UNLV community can access a peer advocate for crisis intervention, safety planning, resources and more. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the CARE Advocates also provide in-office advocacy at the Jean Nidetch Women’s Center, in SSC-A room 255. All of our advocates go through an intensive 35-hour training that prepares them for advocacy, presentations, and activism.
Your donations are all that sustains this fund. Without you and your generosity, CARE Advocates could not continue supporting the victims and survivors of interpersonal violence at UNLV. Together we can relieve our peers from financial burdens that they should not have to experience in the first place. Thank you.