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CARE Team

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
  • Trauma
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Loneliness
  • Depression
  • Self-harming and suicidal ideation
  • Homelessness
  • Hunger

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.

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.

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The CARE Team

Julie Dill, Counseling, Chair
Erin Borgeson, Counseling, Member
Adam Hatchew, Director of Advising and Retention
Molly McCarthy, United Way/Community Schools Coordinator

Get Informed

The CARE Team will assess each request, contact the student of concern, and discuss with them one or more appropriate forms of support.

CARE Team Resources and Services

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

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

Please note: Submitted CARE Team forms may not be immediately reviewed. 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.

Want to learn more?

To learn which mental health services West Shore Community College offers, please click this link.