CARE Team: Refer a Student In Need of Support


The CARE Team supports student health and well-being by helping students navigate the challenges that arise throughout their college career. As an interdisciplinary group of staff and faculty, the CARE Team connects students to on-campus resources, empowering them to thrive and prosper during their time at Marymount and beyond.

Sometimes situations arise in which students, parents, or faculty have concerns about a Marymount student. The CARE Team accepts referrals from students, their families, faculty and staff when concerns for students’ health, well-being and safety are identified.


By fostering collaborative relationships with University departments and maintaining open lines of communication with previously identified and referred students, their families, faculty and staff, the CARE Team makes a commitment to educating the University community about existing policies and instructing community members on how to address students in crisis.

To learn more about how to recognize indicators of stress, how to respond appropriately, or how to refer, we have created a Referral Guide. Please click below to view the Referral Guide.



  • There are perceived concerns regarding mental health such as anxiety, depression, grief/loss
  • A student is suffering from or dealing with the side effects of a serious illness
  • There is a decline in academic work which is perceived to be related to health or wellness
  • A student is suffering from housing or food insecurity
  • There are perceived concerns towards self-harm (For crisis, please call 911)


The CARE Team is coordinated through the Office of Wellness and is made up of the following members:
  • Case Manager, Office of Wellness (Chair)
  • Assistant Professor, Business
  • Assistant Professor, Interior Design
  • Associate Professor, English
  • Assistant Professor, Psychology
  • Adjunct Professor, Nursing
  • Assistant Professor, Information Technology
  • Sr. Administrative Assistant, Student Living & Student Engagement
  • Assistant Vice President, Student Success
  • Director, Student Counseling Services
  • Director, Student Health Services
  • Associate Athletics Director, Sports Performance


Once a CARE Referral has been submitted, what happens? We typically will conduct our initial outreach to the student within 48 hours to support their health and well-being and to provide additional services as needed. Our outreaches consist of an email and two (2) subsequent phone calls to the student. All students that come through CARE will receive information on on-campus and off-campus resources.

To visualize and learn more about the CARE Referral Process, we created a CARE Referral Flowchart. Please click below to view the CARE Referral Process Flowchart.



If you have an urgent question after hours, please call Campus Safety at (703) 284-1600 or 911 if there’s an emergency.