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Crisis Lines

Crisis Lines

Support at UCSB + More

*If you have an emergency or feel that you may be in immediate danger, please call 911. 

CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services)

If you are experiencing emotional or psychological distress help is available to you 24 hours a day. Concerned about someone else? Staff, faculty, friends, and family can call for a consultation or assistance regarding a UCSB student in distress. CAPS defines a crisis as a situation where a person appears to feel greatly overwhelmed and unable to cope with some problem, is experiencing increased stress, is unable to think or act clearly or appropriately, yet feels pressure to make a decision, take some action, or make some kind of immediate change.

Call (805) 893-4411



CARE's mission is to provide professionally designed services for the prevention and intervention of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and harassment. All services are free and confidential and are available to students, staff, and faculty of all identities. To make an appointment, click here. To speak with a confidential advocate immediately, call the phone number below.

24/7 CARE advocacy line call 805-893-4613



The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. If you are thinking about harming yourself — get immediate support. Connect to a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the U.S. It is 100% confidential, and 100% free.

Call (886) 488-7386     Text 'START' to 678-678     Online Chat



Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Their vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid. If you aren’t cisgender, you are eligible and encouraged to apply to their services

Call (800) 565-8860



A network of mothers of trans children across the country focused on supporting other trans kids. As Ally Moms, they have lots of love and understanding to go around.  Do you need a friendly ear to just listen? Do you just want to ask a question or say “hello”? It is so important to them that anyone who is transitioning or thinking about coming out has the tools they need. What they can offer is a kind word, a loving, virtual hug, or perhaps a suggestion or two.

Text "Ally Mom" and indicate if you prefer to text or would like a voice call.



The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Call (800) 273-8255     Online Chat



In a crisis but don't want to pick a phone and call? A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

Text 'HOME' to 741741     WhatsApp


Legal Support Lines

Amber Spring, UCSB Staff Attorney, UC Immigrant Legal Services at UCSB


Call 530.574.6329 | Email:


Offers assistance for emergency cases where students or immediate family members are detained or at risk of deportation. Contact UCSB Staff Attorney, Amber Spring, via (530) 574-6329 or