PATH to Care Center


 

Overview

The PATH to Care Center provides affirming, empowering, and confidential support for survivors and those who have experienced gendered violence, including: sexual harassment, dating and intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual exploitation. Confidential advocates bring a non-judgmental, caring approach to exploring all options, rights, and resources.

It is always the victim’s/survivor’s decision to pursue any of the available resources or to report an incident to the police or the university. We are here to support your decisions.

Meet the PATH to Care Center team

 

Appointments

You can set up an appointment with the advocate by calling (510) 642-1988. 

The advocate can usually meet within the same business day, or at the earliest convenience of the person seeking support.

 

Services

Our office provides holistic support, helping victims/survivors to access resources related to any aspect of life that is impacted by sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, or harassment. Services are provided at free-of-charge.

We connect people seeking assistance to resources and can accompany them to appointments, including medical, legal, administrative, and academic appointments.

We provide the following services, all of which are optional:

 

Immediate Support

  • Listen to the experiences of the person seeking support in a safe, nonjudgmental environment.
  • Provide options, rights, resources, and referrals, including referrals to the Tang University Health Center and other medical/counseling services.
  • Provide ongoing, supportive follow-up services.

 

Housing

  • Arrange for immediate relocation to a safe place.
  • Arrange for long-term safe housing, including voiding leases/contracts with apartments or residence halls.

 

Medical

  • Provide medical resources and referrals.
  • Accompany to medical exams, testing, and treatment.
  • Accompany to hospital emergency room for evidentiary sexual assault exam.

 

Safety Planning

  • Help develop a safety plan based on the victim’s/survivor’s specific needs, such as, in the case of intimate partner violence, having a bag packed with important documents; or in the case of stalking, creating a commuting plan to increase the likelihood of staying safe.
  • Coordinate with police to get additional routes by your home.

 

Academics

  • Help arrange for academic accommodations, including assignment extensions, incompletes, retroactive and medical withdrawals.
  • Assist in arranging a change in classroom sections or courses.

 

University

  • Help navigate university departments, set up appointments.
  • Assist in filing sexual assault/harassment complaints with the university.
  • Serve as liaison between departments to facilitate disciplinary proceedings.
  • Accompany to hearings.

 

Legal

 

Links to resources

For comprehensive information about resources for victims/survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and intimate partner violence, including medical and counseling information, please visit the Sexual Harassment & Violence Support and Education page.

 

PATH to Care Peer-Led Workshop Request Form

The PATH to Care Center leads UC Berkeley’s prevention, advocacy, training, and healing efforts related to sexual violence and harassment (inclusive of including: sexual assault, stalking, and intimate partner violence). The PATH to Care Center aims to leverage primary prevention strategies to transform culture and social norms in order to prevent violence and eliminate oppression. By equipping the UC Berkeley community with the skills to prevent, intervene, and respond to concerns of harassment and violence, the PATH to Care Center develops leaders who contribute to the culture and environment that we all aspire to and deserve.

PATH to Care offers peer-led workshops and programs for student groups/clubs, classes, Greek organizations, and registered student organizations.

Request a workshop

Please submit your request at least 2 weeks prior to the desired event date. After submitting your request, you will receive an email within three business days confirming the details of your request. If you don't receive an email by that time, please contact pathtocare@berkeley.edu.