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Ashley Lukashevsky

Welcome to the Basic Needs Center!

The Basic Needs Center acts as a virtual and physical hub that provides and connects students to essential services that impact health, belonging, and overall well-being. The Basic Needs Center team is committed to fostering belonging and justice on the UC Berkeley campus through a robust model that includes both short-term emergency relief and long-term support services addressing students’ basic needs. We define basic needs as an ecosystem that at the core includes food security, housing security, and financial stability. We recognize that basic needs must be approached in a holistic manner, and may include health/medical care, technology, and transportation needs in addition to our core ecosystem.

All enrolled students including undergraduate, graduate, international and undocumented students are eligible for Basic Needs Center resources and services.

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