Purpose and Function
The Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation (CARE) Team serves the campus community by assessing and addressing a wide variety of personal and academic issues that can sometimes become barriers to students’ success. Such barriers include
- Financial distress
- Stress and Anxiety
- Self-harming and suicidal ideation
Students may request help from the CARE Team for themselves or on behalf of another student for whom concern is felt. To make a request, please complete the CARE Team form. Faculty and staff may submit concerns via the Early Alert Messages tool when logged into my.westshore.edu. All requests are confidential and will only be shared on a “need to know” basis.
The CARE Team will assess each request, contact the student of concern, and discuss with them one or more appropriate forms of support.
In Cases of Emotional Distress
If a student is in emotional distress while on campus or in class and needs immediate assistance, please contact Erin Borgeson at 231-845-3318. In the event the incident occurs after hours or a counselor is not on campus, please call West Michigan Community Mental Health at 1-800-992-2061.
For Students at Imminent Risk of Harm
Please note: Submitted CARE Team forms may not be immediately reviewed. If you or someone you know is in danger, at imminent risk of harming self or others, or in need of immediate medical attention, please call 911. If assistance or resources are needed after the imminent crisis has been addressed, students may complete the CARE Team form or faculty and staff may submit an Early Alert Message.
We appreciate all that you do to help ensure a safe and effective learning environment for everyone.
The CARE Team
Julie Dill, Counseling, Chair
Erin Borgeson, Counseling, Member
Kristi Zimmerman, United Way/Community Schools Coordinator
Chad E. Inabinet, Counseling, Member
John O’Hagan, Faculty, Member
John Wolff, Faculty, Member
NEW: Coronavirus CARE
If you are (or you know) a student with any kind of personal or academic need arising from the Coronavirus outbreak, please request CARE Team assistance by completing the Coronavirus CARE form. (Get more information about the outbreak.)
If you believe you need a COVID-19 test but are concerned about the cost, you may obtain a free test at the following two locations.
33 S. Pere Marquette Hwy
Ludington, MI 49431
Complete a quick screening survey.
If you’re eligible, you’ll choose a location and time for your COVID-19 testing appointment.
Spectrum Health Ludington
1 N. Atkinson Dr.
Ludington, MI 49431
Call the hotline at 833-559-0659
Use the Spectrum Health MyChart app