Counseling and Psychological Services Emergencies

If there is an emergency at any time that requires immediate response, please call 911.

COVID-19 Update - In a remote learning environment, students experiencing crisis may need to seek emergency support in the locations where they currently reside. As such, if there is a potentially life threatening emergency, call 911 immediately. 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff will assist students with crisis management during open hours Monday through Friday.

If an emergency occurs when CAPS is closed, please contact a Resident Assistant or Resident Director.

Remember to breathe.

After Hours Crisis/Emergency Services

Westmont On-Call Resident Director, available 24/7 during academic year:
(805) 565-6273

Westmont Public Safety may be called 24 hours a day at (805) 565-6222,
or from an on campus phone at extension 6222.

SAFTY: Safe Alternatives for Treating Youth 24/7 Hotline 888-334-2777. The SAFTY hotline is provided by Casa Pacifica, a non-profit community based service of Santa Barbara. SAFTY has a mobile crisis team, and will help create a SAFTY plan. This service is provided for students 20 years old or younger.

CARES: Crisis and Recovery Emergency Services 24/7 Hotline 888-868-1649. CARES is a Santa Barbara County Mental Health hotline providing crisis intervention and consultation services. CARES is also a mobile mental health assessment team that will come on site to do an assessment if 911 is called for a mental health emergency. The daytime office phone number is 888-334-2777.

Cottage Hospital 24-hour walk-in Emergency Psychiatric Service: Consultation and crisis intervention for mental health crises and chemical dependency. For consultation by phone call 805-569-8339.

24 Hour Local and National Non-Emergency (non-911) Crisis Hotlines:
Santa Barbara County Crisis Hotline: 211.
Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center Hotline: 805-564-3696
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

Anyone can call these numbers, whether you are the one in the crisis, or the one needing help with someone in crisis. Do not hesitate to call.