Care Team

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The PWSC Care Team promotes safety and student support to educate the campus community on identification and referral of student behavior that is distressful, disruptive, or concerning through the use of a multidisciplinary group that serves as a centralized coordination system. In addition, the team coordinates the application of assessment, advocacy,  and intervention services for referred students.

About the Care Team

The mission of the PWSC Care Team is to promote a safe, caring and productive learning, living, and working environment for students at PWSC. This is accomplished by addressing the needs of students through service coordination, assessment, and the implementation of individualized support plans.

Submit Advocacy Form

In an emergency, call 911 and tell the dispatcher that you are on campus.

If you would like to advocate for the wellness of a student who may be distressed, disturbed, overwhelmed, displaying difficulty expressing their emotions or engaging in concerning behavior, please fill this form out and a Care Team member will provide outreach to them.

Submit a Care Report

When to Advocate for a Student

If you have any questions about whether you should advocate for a student because you have concern, please contact PWSC Assistant Director, Student Affairs at 907-834-1632 or the Academic and Student Affairs Specialist Office at 907-834-1645. Other Student Affairs staff may be able to answer your questions. In addition, you may send an e-mail to

Care Team Members

Shannon Stites: / 907-834-1632

Cherise Beatus: / 907-834-1645

Dale Jones: / 907-834-1634

What Is Counseling?

Counseling is meeting with a licensed behavioral health clinician to discuss some aspect of your personal or interpersonal life. It involves talking about and working through concerns and problems.

Counseling can help you

  • Clarify personal issues and emotions
  • Set goals
  • Improve relationships
  • Free yourself of disturbing thoughts and feelings

Why Seek Counseling?

Alcohol or substance abuse
Anger management
Domestic/relationship violence
Eating disorders and body image
Family issues
Gender identity exploration
Problems resulting from abuse
Relationship issues
Sexual orientation exploration
Stress management
Thoughts of self-harm
Veteran transitions

Counseling Services

Providence Valdez Counseling Center provides therapy, classes and case management to youth and adults.

Whether you’re dealing with anger, depression, substance abuse or relationship difficulties, we can help you transform your life and improve your well-being. 

To make an appointment contact by phone 1-844-510-4325, or 907-835-2838. Follow the link to send a message.

Counseling Center Hours:

Mon - Thur: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

After hours crisis line: call 907-835-2249 and request to speak to a PVCC on-call nurse.

After Hours

The care team answers calls between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday excluding University holidays.

For after hours, non-emergencies, see additional resources below or visit the UAA Care Team webpage. 

Additional Resources

Crisis Lines
  • Alaska Care Line: 877-266-4357; Text: (Tue-Sat 3pm-11pm) '4help' to 839863
  • National Crisis Line: 988, 1-800-273-8255
  • Advocates for Victims of Violence - Valdez: 907-835-2999 
  • Providence Valdez Counseling Center (PVCC): 907-835-2838 or visit PVCC website.
  • PVCC After Hours Crisis: call 907-835-2249 and request to speak to a PVCC on-call nurse.
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 option 1 
University Resources:
  • Housing & Residence Life: 907-834-1634
  • Office of Campus Equity & Compliance: 907-786-0818
  • Disability Support Services (DSS): 907-834-1626
  • International Student Services: 907-834-1632 
  • Student Financial Assistance: 907-834-1645 or 907-786-1480
Other Resources
  • Valdez Police Department  907-835-4560
  • Providence Valdez Counseling Center 907-835-2838
  • Student Affairs Office: 907-834-1600