App to provide anonymous support network for U-M students

By | April 10, 2020
illustration of three houses showing students in the windows, Kare logo above them
(Caitlin Martens / Michigan Daily)

A new app called kare is an anonymous wellness support platform recently launched by U-M students for college students. According to business junior Bennett Hilkert, chief executive officer and a co-founder of kare, the apps tagline (“because sometimes we don’t feel our best”) outlines the purpose of the company: to help connect students via an anonymous peer-to-peer support network. 

The app can help with things like problem solving and stress relief from exams or relationships. “A lot of times it might be you didn’t do as well as you wanted to on an exam, or you had a breakup but maybe you’re not in a dire mental need,” Hilkert said. “We felt like maybe professional therapists weren’t needed there as much as peers, so we did a lot of research into peer-to-peer support.”