CARE Team sees unique commonalities in June CARE cases

CARE Team had a total of 27 CARE cases for the month of June. In comparing June 2023 and June 2024, the number of cases were similar with no major spikes or drops in incoming cases. The top three concerns reported were students experiencing distress, lack of access to basic needs and family concerns.

Within one-on-one meetings with case managers, 40% of the cases referred to CARE Team disclosed housing instability, food insecurity or familial concerns relating to barriers to meeting their basic needs. CARE Team connected students to campus resources such as the Shocker Support Locker and community resources such as United Way, food pantries and hygiene closets. Overall, CARE Team case managers provided 124 electronic outreaches (78 emails, 46 texts) and 57 phone calls in the month of June to students, ensuring resources were provided and needs were met.

CARE Team can predict the number of CARE cases for July will stay close in number; however, CARE Team has seen an increase in the number of first year, first time freshmen reaching out to coordinate services for the fall 2024 semester. CARE Team can assume this is related to interactions at freshman orientation over the summer. Knowing this, it can predict July CARE Team cases will have a higher population of freshmen requesting services.

If you have questions regarding services CARE Team can provide or would like to know of helpful campus or community resources to share with students, reach out to CARE Team member Katie Davidson, director of student outreach & support, at or 316-978-6122