January 17, 2022
We, at Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), stand with members of our Jewish communities against any form of antisemitism, xenophobia, oppression, or racism. We write to affirm our support for the dignity of the Jewish community and their right to be free from violence and terror. We share a collective responsibility to speak out against antisemitism and violence that aims to divide our communities. We are committed to speaking up, listening, and providing confidential support for community members and allies to foster empowerment and resilience. We want to invite those who are being impacted by this and other forms of trauma to contact CAPS for support, or use our 24/7 after-hours crisis line for support at (805) 893-4411 (press 2 to speak with a clinician).
In addition to CAPS, the following UCSB resources offer various levels of support & community:
UCSB Wellbeing Resources
Santa Barbara Hillel
Office of International Students & Scholars
If you or someone you know wishes to communicate a bias incident or hate crime to the University, please file a report or get resources here. Additionally, you can view a short video about the process here: Bias Reporting FAQ.
CAPS Staff and Leadership